6/1/16 June Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

June started off with a bang.  I had Chris down with his dad and brother out fishing for tarpon.  We were originally going to do a half day though I told the guys a 3/4 day would be much better as we can make the run into the everglades and have time to fish a couple different areas.  They said that was cool so we did it.  I had bait leftover from yesterday.  We found some tarpon in some channels around flamingo, saw several roll right as we pulled up.  Soon we hooked a tarpon but jumped him off and caught a big lemon shark.  Later we hooked another tarpon and we landed him a nice 70 lb fish.  After that things slowed down a little we caught a big jack, saw a few more tarpon roll and tried to get in front of them, but no more bites.  The tide quit and we went to spot #2.  Saw a few tarpon rolling once in a while, and caught several more sharks.  Then we hooked up a nice tarpon and landed him.  A few more sharks and then we hooked our final tarpon of the day and landed him as well.  All in all a great day, I think the summer time fishing will be very good again this year!  3 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk