8/27/17 Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Got out with Chris and Caylee today for a 3/4 day.  I told them it’d been tough the last couple days but they were down to give it a try and hold fast for tarpon.  We mixed it up and I tried some other areas.  We found a load of tarpon first thing with the last trickle of incoming tide after  we caught bait.  Tons of bait around too which is good to see.  The little sharks were pretty bad but we got through them and Caylee caught a 50 lb tarpon and then later on a 25 lber.  After the tide quit things slowed down, I hoped when it started falling the tarpon would turn back on.  But they seemed to have moved on.  We tried further up the channel and found a handful more, but no more bites they seemed like they were in a weird mood.  We tried a couple other spots, and got some more big sharks and some big jack crevelles, but that was all she wrote for the tarpon.  Oh well any day you get one is a good day, so I was thrilled we caught a couple – Especially after how slow the last couple days were.  Hopefully they’ll stay put and be there tomorrow, have a couple more days booked then open Wednesday and Thursday if anyone wants to go.  2 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk