7/17/19 July Backcountry Tarpon Fishing Report

Fun day with Peyton, Brian, and Lorrie. We were able to get bait yesterday afternoon, that’d been a little tough in the mornings lately. But tides are getting better for that early so hopefully it’ll change. Still a good bit of wind. We found tarpon early on. Not a whole ton of action out of them for us, but Peyton got his first one about a 50 lber. We caught a few sharks too. After that, we got a nice big 15 lb snook and dad Brian got a 50 lb Goliath grouper. Nice! We caught a few tripletails as well. Next stop we found a bunch more tarpon. They weren’t super happy though, but we did manage a couple bites but they just didn’t stay on the hook. But we had fun with a bunch of big blacktip sharks. Action packed day for sure! Back at it tomorrow then a couple days off.  1 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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