Everglades Tarpon Trip

Given the unseasonably warm winter and several rumors that some decent tarpon had started to show up inside the Everglades National Park, Chris and I went in for a quick overnight trip to see if we couldn’t tag any fish in early February.

The weather was great with a bit of a south breezy to keep the bugs down and we were some of the first campers to stay at the newly constructed Oyster Bay Chickee after it had been destroyed by a fire this last summer.

The day time tarpon action was not great. We found a new area north of the Shark River with a dozen  or so smaller fish rolling but they were not interested in our lures. We had a one hit on the outgoing tide at the Ponce de Leon inlet and saw a few more smaller fish but were not able to make it happen.  At night we we jumped a monster on a live ladyfish at our go-to-spot but were not able to land any.

Everglades Sunset

Everglades Sunset

Little Shark River

Little Shark River

Chris looking for bait

Chris looking for bait

 

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