4/30/14 End of April tarpon fishing report

Well after struggling yesterday keeping the fish on the hooks today we had a great day and the fish cooperated nicely.  We caught 4 out of 5 big tarpon, 3 over 100 lbs!  Large schools of fish showed up ‘around town’ in islamorada which was great to see.  The weed was horrendous as we had a stiff southeast breeze with incoming current.  It made fishing the live baits tough as the weed was getting on them often.  But we managed and eventually it got better.  Lots of fish rolling and popping, several other ‘cheap shots’ on the baits.  It was a lot of fun, I was very glad my anglers got to have a great day catching after we had a couple tough day previously.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk