5/30/19 May Backcountry Tarpon Fishing in the Everglades

Lots of fun with Tom and Tommy today! We chased tarpon early on, found a good handful in some channels. Had to work at it but we managed to fool a couple and both of them caught one! Nothing huge but a 25 and 40 lber. Also got a big lemon shark. After that the tide quit and we decided to keep moving. Tried an area where we found some redfish yesterday, but today they weren’t home. We did see some big bait schools so we trolled in there and did catch a half dozen trout, including a couple Whoppers for Tom Sr. After that we ran further in the Backcountry. Had to work at it and move around a lot but we got into some decent snook, catching maybe 10 or so. Also about a half dozen redfish. So both the boys slammed out! It was fun and one of those days where we weren’t crushing ’em but putting in the work paid off. Makes you appreciate them more! Off for a couple days and the I’ll be back at it Sunday!  2 for 2

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5/29/19 The Florida Keys tarpon fishing charters

Great day 2 with Carlos and Alan. We mixed it up again and had good action with everything we tried. Tarpon fished early, didn’t get any hits but we did get some sharks and 5 tripletail. Even had a big one eat a tarpon bait but we pulled the hook. After that we hit a redfish hole and it was loaded, we lost count in a short amount of time. After that we found some more tarpon and had a couple shots, hooking one that broke us off and another we landed. Then later we found a nice goliath grouper, a big snook, and had a big Cobia on for a few that cut us off as well. We tried some tarpon areas again on the way home, didn’t seem like it would happen but then we had a bite from a big 100 lber! Unfortunately she didn’t stay buttoned. All in all a great day though got to see some really cool stuff!  1 for 3

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5/29/19 May Tarpon Fishing in the Everglades of Florida

Got out with Kiff and Alan today for a full day trip.  Tarpon was on the list so we gave it a go.  We happened to see some tarpon on our way into the backcountry, and stopped and set up on them.  Jumped one right away and then got a few sharks.  We had several moving by us for about 20 minutes, it looked good…  But nothing happened.  We were about to leave when we hooked a nurse shark, and then after we landed him the other rod went off and Kiff hooked a nice 70 lb tarpon!  We landed that one and got some pictures, mission accomplished!  After that we jumped around trying a few other areas in there but seemed like it was over.  We finished the day doing other stuff, struggled a little to get on a good bite but we put a good catch together overall with about 16 redfish, a few snook, some trout, a tripletail, and a few other odds and ends.  1 for 2

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5/27/19 May Backcountry Tarpon Fishing Report

Got out with Carl and his wife today visiting from across the pond!  We decided to go the mixed bag route again, as I told them tarpon had been a little more hit and miss lately so its been a better bet often going in the everglades where there are several other options nearby.  We tried tarpon early, saw a handful but not bites.  Did get a few big nurse sharks though.  After that we moved and found a group of tarpon out in the middle of nowhere.  They weren’t showing much but with some good old school captain knowledge, I saw the signs I was looking for.  We got in a big pack of them and caught several sharks right away, but after that we finally hooked up a nice 25 lb tarpon that we landed.  We jumped one more too and then they were gone!  We decided to try some wrecks a little further out in the gulf.  It was good we got a big snook, a cobia, big jack crevelle, and missed a few other fish.  We went inshore and smacked up a bunch of redfish and a small snook after that.  Then hit the wrecks again on the tide change and caught a nice permit and 3 more cobia!  Banner day!  1 for 2

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5/26/19 Memorial Day Weekend Tarpon Fishing Florida Keys

Got out today with Kevin and Suzanne visiting from Texas.  They were up for doing more of a mixed bag day, so we weren’t all in on tarpon.  But we did give it a shot for part of the day.  Tried early first thing where we had caught a few fish last week.  There were a handful there today, but not what I saw the last time I was there.  We did get a few fish rolling near our baits, but no takes.  After 45 minutes or so, we decided to move on.  Looked elsewhere and saw a handful of fish but not much so we went and did other stuff.  Redfish fishing was pretty good and we caught a good handful of nice snook as well.  Tried again before leaving for some tarpon in another area.  Saw quite a few little guys, but no action out of ’em.  Sounds like the local bridge fishing has been pretty hit or miss, so I’ve often been opting to still going in the backcountry as there many other options back there if the tarpon don’t cooperate.  But the wind should be calming slightly the next several days and maybe things will pick up again.  0 for 0

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