5/22/18 Backcountry Everglades Tarpon Fishing in May

Got out with Dave and Kevin today for a full day of tarpon fishing.  We left early to get deep into the backcountry.  A tournament was going on today so I figured we’d have company.  A couple boats passed us along the way and we found 3 boats there when we got there.  But all fly fishermen so we were able to slip in where I’d been sitting and found some tarpon straight away.  Had to wait for the tide to start going out for a little bit, but after one move we hooked up and Dave got a nice one!  After that we got into a little rally and had another bite almost insantly we missed, then a little later another.  Then after we caught that fish again another instant hookup almost!  Things slowed down after that we did get some big blacktip sharks and a big nurse shark.  We mad a move and then had a couple more bites, missing one more and then landing the last one.  Dave had the hot stick but let Kevin get the last fish.  We avoided the rain almost entirely just a little slight drizzle for a few minutes.  Ride home wasn’t too bad the wind laid down a little and no rain like the other day.  I’ll be back at it tomorrow hopefully it stays good I think it will!  4 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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