5/29/15 May Night Tarpon Fishing Report Islamorada

Had a couple days off though had some of my wifes brother and his girlfriend down for company.  John’s had some bad luck with tarpon he’s fished with me a few times and hooked up and lost a couple, and a couple times of just terrible conditions and no action.  But they were able to make it down during my days off and I told him we should be able to get him one.  We didn’t get out until late though it was good conditions with falling tide and a nice east breeze.  We tried very close by where I’d been having luck in the mornings but no life at all there.  So we went to traditional night time fishing – drifting with crabs – in another channel close by.  We hooked up fairly soon and his girlfriend Vivian landed a nice 65 lb tarpon.  We were able to get a few pictures.  John was next up and we made another drift and had a fish blow up a crab but missed the bait.  Then the next drift we hooked up.  He landed a nice 50 lb fish though unfortunately we had him on the leader several times but he didn’t want to roll over for a picture.  Eventually he ran off and we pulled the hook but they got some good video.  Was nice to get them both their first tarpon!  2 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk