5/20/14 Tarpon Fishing May In Islamorada

Yesterday we went into the backcountry and had a great day fishing for many fish, small and big.  Didn’t see much for tarpon back there but we were after other species anyways.  Today we got back to the tarpon thing around town in Islamorada.  This morning we caught 1 nice fish of 85 lbs and lost another one.  Had a few other sharks and sting rays, though not much other tarpon action the rest of the day.  Fishing has been a little tough with the high winds still.  I also fished this evening for a 4 hour trip.  We had a few cheap shots early right off the bat but never connected.  Tried another spot with no luck, and finally got into a good channel around 6:30 or so.  We hooked and caught a nice 100 lb fish, and then had another one that dumped a spool on us while we were chasing him.  That doesn’t happen often, but once in a while they get you!  Likely another big fish!  So we were also 1 for 2 in the evening.  Couple of nice big tarpons for the day!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk