4/27/17 Tarpon Fishing Islamorada in April 2017

Got out with Rob and his buddy Roger for a days fishing.  We ventured out into the backcountry to get away from the crowds since the winds weren’t too bad, 10-15 out of the south east and it got nicer as the day went on.  We had good action with sharks and after a couple moves got on to a little tarpon bite.  We ended up not having good luck keeping them on the hook, we jumped 3 of them off!  The tide started to die around 10:15 and I was thinking hope might be lost but we stuck it out a little longer and roger hooked one, not huge but a nice 35 lber, that we landed.  Good way to finish!  After that we took some crocodile and bird photos, and tried a couple other stops back there and locally for tarpon but not much else going on in the afternoon.  Glad to have gotten another tarpon!  Tomorrow I’ll be venturing out back again I think, being the weekend the bridges are just too crowded!  1 for 4

Capt. Rick Stanczyk