12/22/17 December Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Well the warm weather is sticking around thus far.  Tarpon in December in Islamorada are not an every day thing for sure.  But we have the right conditions now!  We went full tarpon mode today and caught some mullet on the way out.  Some nice muds and fairly easy to catch mullet which I love!  We hit the same area we found the tarpon at yesterday first thing today.  Fish were swarming… free jumpers, busters, rollers… everywhere and far out in the open water too.  They didn’t pull us out of the boat but we managed a couple bites and landed a big 150 lb fish and an 80 lb fish!  We also got a nice sawfish and a blacktip shark.  We did that few a couple hours and then the tide slowed and seemed like the fish kind of settled down, so we did some other stuff after that and had luck with mackerel, and a few redfish and snook to end the day.  Just incredible fishing right now.  We are getting a very mild front around christmas but only dropping like 4 or 5 degrees, so it may not move these tarpon around too much.  I have tomorrow morning open if anyone wants to go… I have bait and know where fish are, it should be good!  2 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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