9/13/14 September Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

Well I’m back took a couple weeks off for the wedding and been home the last week but things really died while I was gone.  Fun fished one day but not for tarpon.  But today finally got back in the mix after getting cancelled yesterday due to weather.  We had an overcast day today with rain offshore though we never got it in the bay which was nice, kept things very cool.  We caught plenty of fresh mullet first thing and ran off the beaches of the mainland.  Did not see any tarpon out there we tried a couple spots, not even a shark bite!  We did catch a few goliath groupers off a deep hole, but not much else for life.  We ended up catching some big mangrove snappers for lunch and then tarpon fished some of the channels over near flamingo.  We got lucky and mid day we hooked a nice 60 lb fish that gave us some nice jumps and we leadered and released.  That was it though no other bites, finished the day trying to catch a snook which we had a couple shots but they beat us into the mangroves.  Though we did pull another nice juvenile grouper out of the trees.  So tarpon are still possible to catch I will be available for charter for another 10 days or so, I only have a couple days booked so if your looking to go islamorada tarpon fishing in september drop me a line!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk