5/24/18 Tarpon Fishing in May in Islamorada

Got out with Howard and Jating again for Day 2 today.  We doubled down and went for the everglades run again.  Hoped with the light winds this AM it’d be a different story from yesterday.  Stopped and checked a couple places along the way, almost set up there but didn’t see enough to hold my interest though did see a tarpon or two.  We got back to where we wanted after that, saw a fish right away.  We set up and got a shark.  Then soon after that Jating hooked a nice 55 lb tarpon!  Good battle and we got it to the boat but didn’t stick around for boatside pictures.  Anyways we were thrilled to get one and after that we didn’t get another tarpon bite.  Good action with some big sharks though, some big blacktips and lemons.  After that the tide slowed and we moved on.  Did some light tackle stuff after that and had good action, tried one other spot for tarpon but didn’t see much though did get a few smaller sharks.  Back at it tomorrow bait has been tough so hopefully can round some up in the AM.  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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