6/29/17 Everglades Tarpon Fishing in June Islamorada

Got out with Alan and Angela over from Scotland today for a full day tarpon fishing charter in Islamorada.  We headed back into the everglades around the flamingo area to hunt for some tarpon.  They’ve been in some of the channels the last few days.  Caught some bait on the way and then hit the tarpon grounds.  The fish were there, not quite as many as yesterday, but good to see ’em first thing.  We had to move around a little bit, but after an hour or so Angela hooked a nice size 80 lb tarpon.   Didn’t think it was one at first, it was a very slow and methodical fight, but eventually he surfaced and then jumped and we knew it was him!  Alan took over after a while so it was a team effort but after 30 minutes we landed a nice fish.  We caught a few sharks after that and jack crevelles… nice big lemon shark and then a sting ray.  We then moved out a little ways to another area and saw a handful of tarpon still rolling.  Again after a few moves we hooked another nice fish not quite as big but probably a 50 lber.  Alan caught this one all on his own.  The tide slowed down after that and the fish seemed to as well.  We went to a different area entirely and found a handful of tarpon rolling but not a lot.  We moved several times trying to entice them, but only had some shark bites.  Landed several black tips, then we got a nice goliath grouper, and that was the end of our day.  Anyways glad to get a couple.  I’m out of town through the weekend then back at it on July 5.  Hopefully the fish stick around and stay happy!  I have a few days left open in July, it is still a GREAT time to fish for tarpon especially back in the everglades like I do… if you are looking to go this summer drop me a line.  August can still also be very good and that is wide open as of now.  2 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk