6/22/16 Islamorada June Tarpon Fishing Report

Got out today, yesterday we got weathered in with lots of rain and lightning around all morning.  Fishing wasn’t easy we went to catch bait early and were able to get enough to fish with for a while, but not easy and took almost an hour and lots of throw with the net.  We got a tarpon bite in the first stop after 20 minutes or so, though nothing much after that.  Didn’t see much for life a couple of fish rolled.  We tried another channel and didn’t see much at all though some other boats there said there had been a few fish rolling.  Anyways we bailed on that after another hour or so and caught some pilchards to snook fish with.  Even that wasn’t super easy we got enough bait eventually and tried a half dozen spots, and caught a couple snook and small goliath grouper.  We  did see a few small tarpon rolling and busting in some areas while doing that, though we didn’t get any action out of them.  After that we tried tarpon again for the last hour of the day, caught several sharks, though no more tarpon bites.  Tough day hopefully tomorrow is better!  0 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk