4/6/18 April Full Day tarpon fishing everglades national park

Got out with Carl and Buck, both of whom fished with me last year.  We did a full day and got out early as I had bait ready to go.  We found the tarpon where they have been.  Not quite as red hot of a bite today, but we made every shot count which was nice!  We got three tarpon early, Buck had the hot stick and caught two a 50 lber and an 85 lber or so.  He then had his rod in the holder and Carl got about a 50 lber as well (nice of him)!  After that we moved around a bit.  Found a bunch of fish showing way out side of us and tried to line up on them.  They weren’t really in the mood to play though we made several moves and had nothing but sharks!  We saw one person catch one out there though but that was it out of several boats.  We moved back into another area in a different channel, and saw quite a few tarpon here too.  More sharks to start but then Carl hooked a nice 100 lb tarpon!  We fought her for a good 30 minutes and rolled her over for a picture.  After that we had a little time left and I told the boys it’d be good to reload on our mullet as I am fishing with them again Sunday.  We were able to spend a little time throwing and caught bait for the next couple days.  Back at it tomorrow!  4 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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