3/23/15 Channel 2 tarpon fishing Islamorada

Fishing the channel 2 bridge was still productive today.  We had a little west wind today not very hard though it picked up a little in the afternoon.  The fish didn’t seem to mind we had a few cheap shots right away and eventually hooked and landed a nice 80 lber.  I had him on the leader and he took off and we got tip wrapped and lost him before we could get a good picture.  By the time we got back tide was slacked and we adjusted once it started coming in.  Soon we hooked another 60 lb and he drug us quite a ways and never jumped.  We got him to the boat multiple times and eventually he came unbuttoned.  No good boatside pictures but two fish to the boat.  After that we tried some other stuff the patch reef fishing was very good we got 10 keeper hogfish plus a variety of other stuff.  2 for 3.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk