5/29/14 + 5/30/14 Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report Late May

Today we had good bait in the morning and good fishing.  Caught about 6 dozen mullet I split with my fellow bait catching buddy.  We fished the local channels and fishing was good.  Start of the incoming tide and a bit of cloudiness/overcast.  We had 5 solid bites and caught 3 fish, mostly fishing dead bait but a good bite on live and another ‘cheap shot’ as well.  Fairly big fish 65 – 100 lbs.  We fished for about 3 hours until 10:00 or so then it seemed to be over with.  Glad to have a multi-fish day again after a little slump for the last week and a half.  Yesterday we had a couple bites we only fished for an hour in the morning and I did not have much bait, but we jumped one off on a live bait, and had another on dead bait we chased down but the hook unfortunately seemed to fall out of his mouth.  My angler wasn’t able to reel very fast and we ended up with a lot of slack line to the fish.  But still had fun anyways and we caught several other things in the backcountry after that.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk