1/17/20 January Tarpon in the Everglades National Park

Got out the last couple days and the wind laid out and of course its been unseasonably warm.  Thousands of tarpon showed up, but it may be short lived as we have a hard front coming in over the weekend suppose to blow 30 Saturday, and get in the 50s sunday/monday.  But we enjoyed it while it lasted.  Got a big 140 lber yesterday for Mark Gregg, and made an awesome YouTube video of it.  A big bull shark almost got it but luckily the fish got away!  Today Gentry got a 60 lber to the boatside before pulling the hook on our light gear too.  Anyways I think it may likely be a good early start to the season again, we had great fishing last year in February and March.  But time will tell but as long as it’s warm it’ll likely happen!

I’m also very busy these days with 2 kids and starting to do some YouTube stuff, so I am not going to be doing my daily tarpon reports any longer.  I’ll try to give a weekly synopsis, but follow my social media accounts for daily reports of what’s going on.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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