7/13/15 July Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

Today I did a similar routine as the other day.  Today we had a slight south breeze, nice to have a little movement on the water.  Did not see many fish today though they were there.  We caught 2 first thing in the morning on the last of the outgoing tide.  After that we caught some snappers and a few pinfish for snook bait.  Found that big mud again when the tide started coming in and caught a few dozen mullet out of it.  We messed around with some snook but were not able to land any unfortunately.  After that I tried off the beaches and we jumped a tarpon right away, and caught a few sharks.  We saw a few fish rolling near us and moved over and we caught a nice cobia soon after.  Eventually we got another tarpon bite and landed a nice 40 lber.  Good day overall!  Have a 3/4 day tomorrow and I know tarpon is on the list.   I’ve found a nice school of fish in the early mornings and I think I can pick a few off each day consistently hopefully the next week or so.  3 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk