3/1/18 Key Largo Tarpon Fishing Report in March

Well March is here and it almost feels like it’s summer time with as warm as February has been!  Not a single cold front all month and temperatures in the 80s every day.  Though looks like we have some cold weather coming this weekend it’s suppose to drop into the low 60s for several nights.  It will be a nice change for sure and I think overall a good thing as it feels like it has gotten way to hot to early here.  The last week the tarpon fishing had been fair though the last couple days it really turned on.  We made some deep runs into the everglades the last couple days and it was well worth the two hour trip!  We caught 6 tarpon in the last 2 days.  Day 1 they were big mamas… a couple in the 110 to 120 range, and then a big bruiser that was 150 lbs+ for my angler Irv!  What a day it was just fantastic plus plenty of sharks too, and even a couple triple tail.  Today the fish were smaller but still lots of fun, a couple 50 lbers and a 90 lber.  We also missed one more tarpon that would’ve been a double header but he threw the hook as he ate the bait right away!  We finished up today with some trout and snappers in the bay to mix it up a little bit, because the tarpon bite died out by 10:00 or so.  The early bird gets the warm or so they say!  Looks like tomorrow the winds will kick out of the west, but not suppose to blow too much until later in the day, so the morning may still be good fishing.  I have the same crew again tomorrow as I had today, and they are game to make the long run again for a chance at glory.  If you are down in the key largo area in march, give me a shout I have a few open days and the tarpon season seems to be starting very early this year!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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