5/27/15 Half Day May Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Had a half day today we got out early at 6 again.  Bought some bait yesterday evening as baits been tough and my stockpile is running low so glad to have some fresh ones.  We set up locally and we were in ’em again.  Caught 2 nice fish in the first hour both of 60 and 75 lbs.  After that we had a cuda eat us off a couple times.  Tarpon slowed down we sat another hour then we finally hooked another big fish of about 120 lbs around 8:30.  Quite a fish he towed us around for a while.  We landed him and funnily enough we were trying to get him up for pictures and we got tip wrapped and the braid snapped while i was leadering the fish.  Now the fish wasn’t quite done yet but I was able to keep him on the hand line for 10 minutes until he gave up and we got a couple good pictures then released him unharmed!  Quite an experience like leadering up a big blue marlin!  I have an evening trip tonight my last scheduled evening.  I will likely be doing some short notice evening trips later in June and July when I have appropriate bait and tides as fishing can be very good that time of year though I like to take it easy and only fish when I think it will be good in the evenings.  Will still be fishing just about every day, June is fairly booked up but July is practically wide open – one of my favorite months to fish!  3 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk