4/22/14 Early Morning Half Day Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing Charter Report

We got off the dock at 6:45 today.  The wind was still northeast in the morning though died down to very light and variable later in the morning.  The water is still a little chilly but should warm up today as the wind is light now.  We caught a nice 120 lb tarpon in the first hour, a non jumper and did not get pictures myself.  But a good hard fighter!  We got some live mullet after that and ran down the road to the big bridges further south.  Lots of tarpon down there, the channel was loaded up!  They were not real happy though.  We took a little while and finally had a couple cheap shots and then a solid bite.  Caught a nice 85 lb fish.  Out of the dozen or so boats there I only saw one other boat jump a fish.  But there were hundreds of tarpon there.  After that it was time to come in, maybe they will turn on this afternoon as they have the last few days.  Oh well somebody else will find out!  Not a bad morning two nice size tarpon.  The florida keys tarpon fishing should get more consistent hopefully the winds will get back more to the east/southeast and it should be game on!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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