6/6/13 Paola worm hatch in Islamorada

The paola worm hatch went off on the end of the falling tide late this afternoon.  From 3 to 5 PM or so down by channel 5 bridge, craig key area of islamorada.  We were fishing by channel 2 and had some good action.  2 drifts with live mullet and 2 big tarpon hooked right in the same spot.  Both fish had a couple other ‘followers’ smaller fish that tagged along while we fought the other.  Pretty cool.  After we landed the 2nd it was pouring rain and lightning, so we hid under the bridge for 30 minutes until we had a window to run home in. Made it back safely –  another good night tarpon fishing in the florida keys!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk