4/19/17 April Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Got out with Frank and Julie today.  Tarpon weren’t the big target so we did some light tackle stuff early on.  Found some trout but only one big enough to keep, and then got into a few nice snappers around the islands for dinner.  We went out and tried for tarpon/shark the last hour of the day.  Found some way out in the backcountry though it was very rough!  We fished for a bit and had only shark bites, then saw one bust out another quarter mile so moved out there.  Julie ended up getting a small guy of about 40 lbs, though we got the leader to the rod tip and he popped off for a technical release though no good pictures.  Anyways was glad to end if with some good action.  Have a half day tarpon trip tomorrow so will be fishing around town.  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk