3/20/15 Tarpon Fishing Islamorada

Tarpon were not super cooperative today.  We fished way back in the ‘glades and there were tarpon everywhere as has been the cast the last few flat calm days.  They weren’t too happy though we drifted with live mullet, crabs, and even threw some various artificials.  We had one blow up a live mullet and eat, though we didn’t hook him as the hook got twisted around.  After that we had a few boil on the artificials, and one almost jumped in the boat chasing it though not sure if he was just spooked or trying to eat or what. We did have a couple sharks eat the live mullets though they cut us off near the boat. Anyways mid day we played with the tripletails again and had fun with that.  In the afternoon we found some tarpon in one of the backcountry channels, we jumped 1 off and caught a few more sharks and that was it.  It was nice in the channel the weed in this particular one wasn’t too bad as it has been further out in the other gulf channels.  I may try that tomorrow early in the morning.  They are being finicky right now seems it’s either too crazy windy or simply too nice.  I think once the fish settle in they should start getting happier.  0 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk