5/23/13 May tarpon report for Islamorada in the Florida Keys

Well the mullet have really thinned out we have had a hard time catching them in the early mornings.  Word too is with the big busy weekend even the commercial guys may give it up.  However there were a lot of fish around this afternoon we caught one dead baiting near home, also crab fishing on the falling tides should be a decent bet and the tides will be getting better on the evening trips in the next few days.  We are coming up on a full moon which is an anomoly to deal with but the may florida keys tarpon fishing can still be good.  Last night we got 1 fish as well and had a few other ‘cheap shots.’  It’s been a little slower than April, a few bites a trip and most of the time you get one, if your lucky maybe 2.  As june aproaches its getting to be dead bait tarpon fishing time in Islamorada.  The everglades tarpon fishing should hopefully pick back up, there has not been a whole lot of fish in the channels back there but summer time can be a good time back there and also off the mainland (east cape).

Capt. Rick Stanczyk