6/12/14 Tarpon Fishing Islamorada in June

Had a couple half days today.  This morning looked like it may of been rained out.  Nasty weather came through the night and again in the morning.  But by 7 AM the rain quit and we ventured to a nearby channel where I’ve been having some luck.  We hooked a nice 80 lb fish right away and caught him.  Then the wind started to lay down and it got a bit nicer out and overcast – looked to be good conditions.  We saw fish roll, but we never had another bite.  I moved for the last hour and we saw fish in that 2nd spot too, but alas no more bites.  But we got 1 at least!  Tonight was tough fishing we tried mullet fishing early with no success, then switched to crabs for the end of the falling tide.  We did have a couple bites, one of which was a permit that got us wrapped up in some old bridge rubble.  But we did not catch anything this evening.  Oh well it happens, back at it tomorrow with a full day trip.  Mullet were very few and far between today we went looking early in the morning and in the afternoon between my trips, we only caught 6 in about 3 hours…  That time of year for crabs and other varietys of ‘dead bait’.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk