6/7/16 Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

We cut to a half day today again and got out after some tarpon.  Winds were howling 25 out of the southwest.  Not pretty conditions but fishable anyways.  We tried the area we caught them good at yesterday, fished for a good while waiting on the tide to start coming in.  It finally started to move but we never had a bite, though we saw a few fish rolling and busting so they were there.  Just not real happy!  Anyways we tried out on one of the ocean side channels where another guide had reported good fishing the previous day.  We set up and put our gear out, I saw a couple fish roll on the edge – a good sign!  Anyways another boat eventually hooked a fish and while they were fighting it, one of our rods finally went off!  A big old tarpon came leaping out of the air!  We chased him around and landed him, a nice 130 lb fish!  After that we got chased in by weather and the wind started cranking 30+ mph so we called it a morning.  Glad to have gotten one!  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk