5/31/18 + 6/1/18 June Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

5/31/18 – Got out with Allen and Paul today for the 1st of 3 days trip.  We gave tarpon a try early on, had one boil on a live bait and a pick up on another bait but dropped it quickly.  But that was it.  We decided to mix things up for the rest of the day and had good action with snapper, trout, and mackerel, and caught some sharks later in the day and finished up with a nice sawfish!  0 for 1

6/1/18 – Had Allen and Graham today of the same group though the guys mixed up the crew some today.  We ran deep into the glades and did get a tarpon early on.  We saw quite a few fish and I thought we’d get a few more bites, but they were pretty finicky!  But glad to be back on the board getting one.  We caught  a variety of sharks as well, and then on the way home we saw a few tarpon in one of the channels in the backcountry which was good to see.  Hopefully some more will be moving in.  We have several days of west wind coming up after tomorrow so that may make the fishing a little screwy again.  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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