3/31/18 End of March Key Largo Fishing Report

March is just about over and the fishing in Key Largo has really turned on!  The last couple days the winds have laid out and things have warmed back up nicely after the last little late cold snap we had.  The rest of the week looks to be nice, warm, and calm too so that should be great for fishing.  Tarpon fishing in Key Largo is in full swing with lots of fish showing up both on the Atlantic and Gulf sides.  The last week we’ve been running deeper into the everglades where there have been loads of fishing starting to stage up waiting to spawn.  The last two days fishing was just epic we had 6 bites yesterday and 7 today, landing multiple fish both days.  Love when the weather gets right this time of year as that is when big things happen!  April and May are usually when we consider ‘prime’ tarpon season and it looks to be just starting now.  During some of the late cold snaps in March that I mentioned, we still had some good fishing for spanish mackerel in the bay, as well as some nice mangrove snappers with the occasional redfish or snook around some of our bay islands.  Also had a nice cobia last week about a 40 lber while tarpon fishing, that was a very nice surprise!  If you are in the Key Largo area on vacation and wanting to go fishing, give me a shout.  I don’t have much available but I can recommend some quality guides to get you out on the water chasing your dream fish!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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