9/8/19 September Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing

Got out for some fun fishing with my dad and our friend/marina worker Vic.  We were after snook for the most part and had some epic fishing for them, landing a bunch including a couple jumbos in the 36-37 inch range.  But we had a lot of tarpon busting around us too and we managed to cast and get one on a pinfish.  Dad did the job on a nice little 25 lber.  There were definitely some larger fish in the mix too and I think if you were really targetting them a bit more you would’ve had some activity.  September and October can be very good fishing, it almost felt to me like we were getting a touch of fall today as the air was a hair cooler and seemed to be a good amount of bait around back there.  Next week looks like a lot of northeast wind and I think with the hurricane last week and this northeast breeze, that may get the fall bait run started early for a bit.  1 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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