Been tough to update lately been fishing day and night. Tarpon on every trip, multiple hook ups and fish brought to the boat. Today we landed 3 out of 4 big tarpon in the backcountry. Last night we caught 2 out of the 2 bites we had fishing the local channels of islamorada and channel 2 bridge tarpon fishing. That day we caught 2 out of 4 tarpon we hooked. The day before that we caught 1 out of 2 unfortunately due to an angler free-spooling a conventional reel and birdsnesting it while fighting a fish. Always be VERY careful using conventional gear on tarpon not to turn the drag lever down, this is the first time I’ve had someone due this while fighting a fish – oh well you live you learn! That night we also caught 2 out of 4 tarpon we hooked. Like I said – tarpon, tarpon, tarpon fishing in april in islamorada is fantastic! You likely won’t reach me if you try to call since I’m out catching poons day and night this time of year, but leave a message or email me. Or you can always call the dock at Bud n Marys to try and book me at 305-664-2461, if I’m not available they can refer you to an excellent islamorada tarpon guide.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk