3/10/19 Tarpon Fishing in March in the Florida Keys

Fantastic day with Kelly, Eric, and Adam. The boys were visiting down from Minnesota. Kelly had wanted to fish with me for a while but I’d always been busy, but today was our day. Tarpon was on the list. Things had warmed up from a few days ago, I hadn’t fished the last couple of days but overall sounded like things rebounded quickly from the drastic weather change. We found tarpon in multiple areas and caught fish in each of them. Eric and Adam each landed a couple, not bad for their first trip tarpon fishing! Kelly had a shot but we missed the bite, but he kept busy with sharks. We had a nice Cobia swim up while fishing, and got a bite out or him but missed the hookup, and tried to chase him down but he sunk out on us. After that the boys wanted to try for some snook. We gave it a go, little bit of an onshore breeze but not too bad. I tried a spot we had luck at last week, and today we were rewarded again! Eric caught a couple nice ones, Adam got one too, but Kelly’s got away unfortunately we pulled the hook. But all the fish weren’t in the 34 inch range very nice snook. Also a redfish and quite a few trout. Just a fantastic day, should continue to be a good week of fishing. Fishing in Islamorada continues to be really good!  4 for 5

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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