2/20/19 February Windy Day Tarpon Fishing in the Florida Keys

Got out with return customer Irv and his buddy Bill.  We decided to stick to the backcountry with possibilities of small tarpon and hopefully snook, redfish, and the like.  Today the wind was cranking 25 mph southeast, with a little bit of rain to dodge as well.  We caught some dinner fish early, and then picked away at a few redfish and snook in some spots in the everglades.  But we eventually got in an area loaded with small tarpon.  Tide was coming in, and they were happy!  We had a good rally, hooking about 6 of them and landing 3 with a technical release on a 4th to the boat.  Then they shut off.  But it was fun!  The little tarpon are funny like that if you hit ’em at the right time, they bite good, but otherwise it can be like waiting for grass to grow waiting for a bite.  Anyways we made a good move today and had great fishing despite tough conditions.  Back at it tomorrow, tarpon is on the list so we’ll likely be trying it at some point.  4 for 6

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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