4/13/17 Tarpon Islamorada Fishing Report

Got out with Peter and Dave return customers down from NY.  It was a tough day for us we tried to leave early to catch the tide right but it was pouring rain all throughout the bay so we had to wait about 45 minutes before we got out.  Tried to fish locally where we found some hungry fish yesterday morning, and saw a couple, but no activity whatsoever… We then made the run into the backcountry, it was rough blowing 20 out of the east.  Though once we got out there it wasn’t too bad.  Set up and not much was going on but did see a couple tarpon jumping a couple hundred yards down so we moved down.  We ended up catching a couple small sharks but no tarpon bite, and the tide started to get weak on us.  Was hoping it would’ve lasted a while longer.  At this point the guys were thinking of cutting the day short, so we rushed back to try and just catch a few snappers for dinner.  Though they were even tough to get biting, we had about an hour and I tried 4 different spots and didn’t even get a bite though we saw some snappers swimming around.  Anyways, tough fishing after having good activity yesterday.  But we’ll give it a try again tomorrow I know I have a full day and we are dedicated to catching tarpon!  0 for 0

Capt. Rick Stanczyk