5/31/17 May Tarpon Fishing Islamorada Everglades

Got out with Kevin and his dad Patrick today.  Tarpon was the fish they desired.  We caught some bait early in the backcountry.  Likely going to be the last day today or tomorrow that will work, as our tides are switching back to falling in the early morning.  Hopefully can find an area to get some bait this coming week as it’s definitely getting tough this time of year!  Anyways we found some tarpon in the channels early, had a couple bites straight away and Kevin caught a nice 100 lb fish!  Large one for back there this time of year.  After that the tide quit while we were fighting him as it took a little while.  The fish seemed to dry up after that.  We tried another channel and didn’t see too much, but after 30 minutes we got Patrick a tarpon about a 45 lber.  After that we decided to mix it up and caught a few pilchards and got a few snook in the backcountry creeks.  All in all another great day… fishing isn’t easy but if you work at it, it’s been OK!  Back at it tomorrow.  2 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk