3/10/13 March key largo tarpon fishing

Well we still have some very chilly water in the key largo backcountry for march… 64 this morning.  We fished out near the gulfs edge around some banks and got some nice size trout and a couple pompano.  Had to really work around though one spot held some nice fish that rallied briefly.  Later we went further back around the mainland for some key largo tarpon fishing.  Put a couple cut baits on the bottom and a pinfish on top.  Never had a bite off the bottom as the sharks are dormant with the chilly water… but we did hook a nice 60+ lb tarpon on a 15 lb lighter spin rod.  The fish blew up on a live pinfish, we fought him for over an hour and got him boatside.  The fish made the day on our march key largo fishing charter.  We finished the day trying to find some hungry redfish though the water was fairly mudded up and of course still chilly, so not much luck there.  But did get into a mess of ladyfish, mixed in with a few more trout and spanish mackerel – which my clients were thrilled with!  The water temperatures should be reaching 70+ here soon and the tarpon are here, they will be much happier then.  If your interested in doing some tarpon fishing, March can be very good especially for the evening fishing – shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to let you know when will be good according to tides… which actually this week has favorable ones into sunset!

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Florida Keys Fishing Captain born and raised in Islamorada, FL!