3/28/17 Half Day Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Got out for a half day today to do some tarpon fishing.  Had some bait leftover from yesterday and some live mullet that I kept overnight that were in good shape.  Unfortunately the tarpon were not very cooperative.  We found some fish in the channel where I had caught them a few days ago, but they didn’t bite early on.  We went down to the bigger bridges and channels down the road, and found a lot of fish out off the edge of one of the flats leading to the bridge.  My buddy who was also fishing the other part of our party ended up having a bite and catching one there, but we moved around 4 or 5 times, and never had one even show any interest in a bait.  A couple baits did get pretty nervous, and we caught a big jack crevelle, but that was it.  Tried the channels near home again for the last hour of the trip, and no bites there either.  Anyways, tough morning for us… It was nice to get on a little roll while it lasted.  Tomorrow I have the same crew but we are meat fishing, and Thursday I’m off, so may not get back to tarpon fishing until Friday or so.  0 for 0

Capt. Rick Stanczyk