8/11/15 August Everglades Tarpon Fishing Report

Got out extra early this morning my people showed up a little after 5:30 and I was ready so off we went in the dark.  Made it back around the flamingo area.  Tried to catch some bait and I got stuck by a catfish early on… not good, very painful and even passed out for a few seconds.  After a half hour or so I felt much better and was able to catch some bait in another spot about 3 dozen or so.  We set up in the channels nearby for the last of the falling tide.  Hooked and got leader on a small 30 lb fish.  Then caught several sharks and a big ray.  Saw one other fish roll but no other bites.  Around 9:00 or so we headed out further west to catch the start of the incoming tide.  It was smoking when we got there and saw plenty of fish rolling around.  It was instant action we jumped two fish off right away, then we caught the next 3 including a double header.  We jumped off a couple others, then landed another one.  Then moved over a little bit and hooked another double header though one came off, and we landed the other.  It was insane action as good as it gets here august tarpon fishing in Islamorada.  Unfortunately I didn’t get many pictures as the action was so hot and heavy, though hopefully my guys will send me a few of them.  Tomorrow I got the same guys again we may try some snook fishing, but have some leftover bait in case we want to try the tarpon again.  6 for 11

Capt. Rick Stanczyk