4/28/17 Islamorada Tarpon Backcountry Fishing Report

Fished way out back again today since my crew wanted a little variety of ‘big stuff.’  We caught plenty of sharks including blacktips, sharpnoses, lemon, and even a big ‘sawfish’ which was cool!  We ended up only having one tarpon bite though we caught it thankfully.  It was windy and out of the south not the nicest conditions back there but not too bad for my big old boat.  Just got booked for a half day tomorrow, was gonna take the day off but figured i’d just fish the morning.  Supposedly there has been a good bite closer down to marathon around some of the bigger bridges, but dont think we’ll have the right tidal window for that with our time frame.  Also there’s been about 50 boats down there and I imagine on the weekend it’ll be even more…  So likely will fish locally hopefully there will be a few hungry ones!  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk