Well yesterday we caught 1 out of 3 tarpon in the backcountry everglades tarpon fishing in the morning. We finished the day doing other things mostly triple tail fishing which is lots of fun! Today was special we caught a load of mullet in the morning, big balls of them were everywhere with birds bombing – just what I like to see on my way out to the fishing grounds! After a couple throws we had a livewell full and a cooler full. We fished the backcountry again but it was tough lots of weed and not many fish willing to eat. Had one follow a bait in but didn’t strike it as it had nasty red weed on it. Tried another spot but kept getting eaten up by sharks. So frustrated we headed back towards Islamorada since it was overcast and we had falling tide, a decent tarpon fishing condition. We went to one of my favorite spots as of late just a few miles from the marina. Another boat was fighting a fish which is always a good sign. We anchored up and within 5 minutes hooked a nice tarpon. Chased him and caught him and the other boat went home. We ended up catching 4 more and missed one that tried to eat a live bait. Great way to end our day. We went back out this evening on another trip to the same spot, and caught 6 more tarpon ranging from 60 to 100 lbs. Pretty crazy bite 11 out of 12 tarpon in about 7 hours of fishing, doesn’t get much better than that!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk