6/1/17 June Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

Well we rang June in with a bang!  Thought it might be a little tough as we lost our good tide for bait catching early in the AM.  But we found a few baits, and then came across a couple huge schools while running out to find tarpon which was a nice find, I loaded up enough for the next couple days just in case things are tough!  Anyways no tarpon in the first stop where we got one early yesterday, they seemed to have vanished.  As I’ve said lately, they are moving around a lot and today was no different.  The next stop we found a few, didn’t see much but saw a few on our electronics.  We waited it out and got a nice 75 lber!  The tide quit then and we ran out to a different area where I hadn’t been lately.  Several days ago I had tried out there, but we saw absolutely nothing, and I figured I’d just give it a quick look while waiting on the tide change.  Anyways we lucked out, the tarpon were there.  Not showing too well, but we got on them several times.  Ended up getting 3 out there, and even had a shot at a double header but the 2nd fish came unbuttoned.  All in all a fabulous day considering it’s been a little bit tougher lately though fishing has been OK if you work hard at it like we do.  Hopefully tomorrow is nearly as good!  4 for 5

Capt. Rick Stanczyk