3/22/13 Good inshore fishing Key Largo

Had another great day here inshore fishing key largo in the backcountry and everglades national park.  We left out early and headed west where there have been lots of big fish showing up from the gulf of mexico.  In the bays we started out targeting ladyfish and trout.  Lots of fun on light spin gear, watching the acrobatic ladyfish jump and twist trying to throw the hook.  We saved these girls for bait for the big boys later.  We caught plenty of nice big trout too, the big spring time trout are here now and showing up in the usual spring/summer areas in the bay.  Gulps or live shrimp work fine, or you can try artificial if it is your fancy!  Key Largo trout fishing should continue to be a good bet.  After we had our fill of this, we set up in a nearby channel for tarpon and other big fish.  Lots of tarpon rolling and busting were seen, and within a few minutes we had one soar out of the water attached to the end of our big spinning rod – success!  My angler fought the fish for a good 25 minutes, and we landed a nice 100 lb fish.  After this we had a mystery bite, something big and powerful that just laid on the bottom but we pulled the hook.  After this we caught several black tip sharks, lost a few too that spun and jumped there way off.  No more tarpon bites, but the march tarpon fishing key largo should get more consistent now with the warm weather.  After the tide quit, we went further into the gulf and fished for triple tail.  They were swarming as they have been the last several days, we caught about a dozen in an hour.  Lots of fun sight casting to triple tail that are laying behind crab buoys, they fight and jump and are a blast on 10 lb test!  Another great day here of key largo charter fishing.  If your interested in tarpon fishing, now is the time I have some nights available still through prime season and that is often the best time to go, so drop me a line!

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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