10/13/17 October Tarpon Fishing Islamorada Florida

Got out with Rich and Keith today for some fun fishing.  Tarpon wasn’t really the primary target but we were just after general rod bending and hopefully a few things for dinner.  We caught some pilchards which have been showing up around many of the local islands in Islamorada which is a standard fall bait we use.  We were really after some snook but we found quite a few baby tarpon in one of the backcountry canals.  We had a couple bites early on but couldn’t get them to stay buttoned.  Later on we tried another area and got into a bunch of snook.  While doing that we saw some tarpon a bit further out so we drifted over that way with the rolling motor.  Rich got a nice one a good 30 lber on the light rod which gave a great battle.  We got him and didn’t have any more tarpon action after that, but caught quite a few more snook and a couple nice redfish.  Got a few snappers to finish the day for dinner and that was that.  Great day on the water I have the next 3 days booked, woohoo!  If you are wanting to come down and go fishing, gimme a shout.  We’ve finally gotten some good northeasterly breezes and I think we may have at least a couple more weeks of good tarpon fishing and maybe some into November who knows, otherwise the fall bite for snook, redfish, mackerel and such should be very good too.  1 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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