6/20/15 Late June Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Well all good things can’t last forever the tarpon fishing has definitely dropped off the last several days in our area of Florida.  I had a night trip last night and a trip today we had 1 bite on each trip.  Last night unfortunately we did not catch our bite, today we did and we caught a bunch of other stuff including lots of snook, trout, and sharks.  But the tarpon you really have to work for and there are only seemingly a handful around.  I’ve talked to several guides who are fishing all across the board in Islamorada, the lower keys, and in the everglades and all seem to agree the big bodies of fish have pushed on.  Now of course tomorrow that could change and we could get another big push of fish.  The summer time fish should settle in more and more, and of course if you get in on a small school of fish early in the morning the action can be hot and heavy.  But it definitely takes some work!  I’ll be doing some more tarpon tomorrow the good news with my trips is leaving early the bait has been consistent in the backcountry and I have seen a few fish in the main areas I fish so get in on them early with the right bait and you can get a few bites!  0 for 1 and 1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk