3/24/15 Big tarpon in the everglades of South Florida

Switched gears today we ran back into the everglades to tarpon fish.  The spring tarpon migration is in full effect back there, tons of fish were out in the gulf.  The ‘red weed’ we often deal with was not too terrible, at least for a couple hours of fishing.  We caught 2 for 2 big tarpon in one of the channels, both monster fish of 120-130 lbs.  They were battlers we had to pull on them each for 45 minutes to an hour.  So that ate up a lot of time.  After the 2nd one we had to move because at that point the weed got really bad.   However we just went further out in the gulf and there were plenty of fish out there and the weed wasn’t too bad I guess it is really getting filtered through the channels.  We caught 1 more big tarpon of 110 lbs, and a large blacktip shark.  So pretty good morning we then went and caught a few permit off a gulf wreck, fabulous day!  3 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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