March Fishing in Key Largo

March is rolling right along and the big tarpon have started moving in!  It hasn’t been red hot fishing consistently yet, though the large numbers of fish are moving in both from the gulf and Atlantic sides of the ocean.  The backcountry bays and channels are starting to fill in and off cape sable there are hundreds of fish to be seen ‘free jumping’.  It’s quite a spectacular sight!  The key largo tarpon fishing will get better and better and April – July is typically prime time for the silver king.  I’ll be focusing on that the next several months though there are still plenty of other of fish to catch on occasion as well.  We do day and evening trips for tarpon though most my days are filled I do have some slots available.  We will also likely be having a captain run a 2nd boat for us to take tarpon trips only.  Today we landed 2 big tarpon in the backcountry, one over 100 lbs!  We’ve been getting a handful the last couple weeks, no more than two in a day, but it’s been worth it to put the time in.  Elsewhere there have been some tripletails out in the gulf, lots of trout and snapper in the bay, and a few hogfish, porgy, grouper, etc… on the patch reefs.  It’s game on right now and the next several months are a great time to be fishing in key largo!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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