7/15/16 July Tarpon Fishing Report in Islamorada

Got out again today the weather looked bad around town but we left early and beat it into the backcountry.  It never rained back there though looked like they got some nasty weather at the dock back home.  Anyways fishing was OK we had one tarpon bite to start with, got a technical release on him as he swam to us and we got the leader to the rod tip.  After a few minutes of fighting he jumped and threw the hook next to the boat.  We also caught a nice lemon shark and broke another one off.  After that we rounded up some more bait and tried some other channels.  Jumped another tarpon off straight away then caught several blacktips and bonnet head sharks.  Also got a couple big ladyfish and bluefish on the bottom rods.  No other tarpon bites that was all she wrote but glad to have gotten one and to get the day in!  Tomorrow taking a day off after a busy week.  1 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk