4/6/14 Morning half day tarpon fishing islamorada

Well the april islamorada tarpon fishing picked up a little bit today.  Winds were light out of the southeast and picked up a little bit later in the morning.  Good falling tide pretty much most of the trip until almost 11 AM.  We had good fishing early on, a couple quick bites and we hooked a nice fish of 85 lbs we battled for 45 minutes and landed.  Then we had a couple other fish pick the baits up and zip them… never saw what they were but they gave a hard steady zip of the line which seemed like a tarpon bite.  Plus the baits were just scaled not tore up like a shark would.  Anyways that slowed down and we moved around a bit.  Tried some live mullet tarpon fishing and had a couple nervous baits at times but none were bit.  Did get a big nurse shark on the bottom.  Also we did see a few fish rolling in other areas.  Just not very happy and not firing up on the live baits right now. Finally we went back to dead baiting and we jumped a nice fish of 50 lbs or so right before it was time to head in.  I did hear the everglades tarpon fishing in the backcountry of the florida keys was much better today.  I have a full day tomorrow so will head back there, looking forward to an action packed day!  The islamorada night tarpon fishing trips are getting better too and I have nights available so drop me a line.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk