10/7/15 October Islamorada Tarpon Fishing

Got out for a full day today.  Not great conditions a little southwest breeze in the morning that faded to nothing later.  However it had been blowing hard west the last few days and the backcountry water was all kinda of mixed up.  We were hoping to do some snook and redfish fishing however back at cape sable the water was super dirty and with the crazy tides the water was already fairly high when we got there and bait was all spread out and tough to catch.  We tried fishing shrimp a little but no luck and the bugs swarmed us so we switched gears.  We did some jigging and caught some ladyfish which we saved for bait.  We ended up finding some tarpon in one of the flamingo channels and we got a couple bites.  Jumped a nice 30 lb fish off and then landed this nice 40-50 lber.  We also got a few shark bites and landed a nice blacktip.  Great way to end the day with plan B.  I’ve got a little stretch of a week of fishing days book here mid october which is nice.  I’ve been enjoying some time off.  But fishing should be getting good hopefully a little more north easterly wind will clean the water up and start the bait run up again.  1 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk