7/3/16 July Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Got back on the water today after a nice bahamas trip for the last week.  We caught some pilchards early on and went back to cape sable.  Fishing was incredible as it was when I left.  We got into some small tarpon early and caught several and jumped a few others.  The rest of the day rods were bent all day long with snook and a few redfish and a goliath grouper.  Just a fantastic day!  I’m likely going to be sticking to this style of fishing as the bigger tarpon are just not as consistent as last year, and there is so much more to catch while doing this plus you have shots at tarpon while doing so.  When the mullet is easier to catch and fish are around I will definitely be giving it a try, but right now fishing the lighter gear with pinfish and pilchards is the way to go!  3 for 5

Capt. Rick Stanczyk