8/24/16 Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report Late August

Got out today with Jim and his son James.  Weather looked a little nasty we had some lightning and rain pass over when I got to the dock.  We were able to get out though just took our time waiting for it to move through ahead of us.  Mullet were easy to catch and we set up in the channels where we had seen fish yesterday.  The tarpon were there though again were very finicky.  We moved around several times and had only shark bites, even with tarpon rolling almost on top of our baits!  Eventually the tide changed and we were able to hook into a nice 90 lb tarpon that James landed.  We didn’t get him up for good pictures as another patch of rain was coming towards us so we got the leader release and he popped off.  Anyways we fished some different channels for a while but made our way back there in the last part of the day.  However no more tarpon bites but the sharks kept us busy.  Was glad to get one today!  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk