Just got back in town after being gone for a week. Fishing has still been decent in the backcountry though the last few days things have gotten a little tougher apparently. While I was away some of the guys had some good tarpon action including Capt. Ben Ekblom, Capt. John Johansen, Capt. Chris Daly, and Capt. Jeff Beeler. Capt. Ben had a good morning on the 17th catching multiple tarpon close to home. The smaller everglades fish have been around though hit or miss - some days there in one channel, some days they are in another! Also there had been some action close to home on the falling tides with tarpon. Today Capt. Clyde Upchurch had a few nice size snook and some snappers for dinner. Myself and Capt. John Johansen had some action with sharks though not much luck with the tarpon. We found some mullet first thing in the AM and got one good crack on them. Later in the day the pilchards came up very good as well and we caught about 6 dozen, though there was not much action with the snook only had a couple snook bites and hit almost a dozen different spots. Capt. Jeff Beeler did find some tarpon and caught 1 and finished his morning trip with a handful of trout. Capt. Jim Willcox had some good fishing several days ago deep in the everglades with redfish and some snook.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk