4/11/15 + 4/12/15 Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

Tarpon fishing has been good the last couple of days.  Bait has still been tough there has not really been any significant schools of mullet around.  I had two morning and two evening trips the last couple days.  Unfortunately after yesterday morning I realized I had a leak in my boat, some problem when they were installing some new equipment.  Anyways I extended my night trip last night with the guys who also had me this morning and we just cancelled this morning so I could get the boat fixed.  Anyways we fished mostly crabs yesterday and we caught 1 nice tarpon in the morning around the bridges along with a few sharks and a big red grouper.  One other possible tarpon bite not sure what it was though.  Last night we fished from 4 to 10 and we went 3 for 3 on tarpon.  All decent size fish of 80-90 lbs.  They were all hard fighters though we spent about 45 minutes on each fish.  I was glad the action was good and the guys were OK doing that and canning this morning.  Tonight I got the boat back in working order and fished the usual 4 to 8 night trip.  We went 1 for 3 on tarpon.  Had some action on mullet early on the last of the incoming tide, and had one eat a crab drifting near sunset on the falling water.  Anyways good overall fishing using traditional techniques.  1 for 1, 3 for 3, 1 for 3.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk