4/21/15 April Key Largo Fishing Report

Well we are rolling right on through April here in Key Largo and the fishing has been stellar.  April is typically thought of as ‘prime time’ for bait fishing big tarpon in the Keys.  Live mullet is my bait of choice and is a very exciting way to fish for the silver king.  The last month there has been a good amount of bait around, plus plenty of hungry fish to feed them too.  Most my trips I fish further down the Keys around the many bridges that run between key largo and key west.  We’ve been catching tarpon just about every day this month.  Some days we’ve landed as many as 6 in a trip which is truly incredible.  Fishing should continue to stay hot through May.  We had a little bit of a late start this year since February was much colder than the previous couple of years.  My thinking is that this should lead to better fishing come late May and June when we often times can suffer from a lack of fish around, or just many that are seemingly tough to catch since they’ve all been to the rodeo once or twice at that point.  Anyways if your fishing in key largo and looking to go after the ultimate game fish, tarpon fishing is probably something you don’t want to pass up.  We do full day, morning, and evening trips for these bad boys and all trips can be very productive.  The summer time can be a great time too.  I am often running back into the everglades that time of year and doing the early morning thing.  Later in the day we often fish for things like snook, redfish, trout, snappers, sharks, and more.  Drop me a line and let’s talk about your next key largo fishing charter!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk