6/4/18 June Half Day Islamorada Tarpon Fishing

Had Shannon and Derek again today for a tarpon fishing trip.  We decided to fish locally around Islamorada after not seeing much in the backcountry yesterday.  We headed out early and tried some spots around the bridges, did see a small handful of fish but note bites.  We tried drifting and some other baits too but no luck.  We then caught some fresh mullet and tried around the bridges themselves.  It was a weedy nasty mess and never saw a fish roll there, tough to keep baits out with all the weed.  We checked another area and fished for a bit, much cleaner there as far as the weed and such went but didn’t see a fish.  We then ran up near home to try out on the oceanside.  I had a report that a group of fish did move up the ocean in the fly fishing areas and a friend of mine had caught one on bait when they went by.  But we didn’t see much we did have one roll nearby but no bite.  After that we decided to cut the full day to a half day and I sent the boys out on an evening trip with another guide as that seems to be the time when people are getting a few bites right now.  Good falling tide at dark and whatever handful of fish are around are wanting to bite then.  Anyways back at it tomorrow may try out back again.  I did get a report that an offshore boat saw thousands of tarpon 10 miles offshore in 500 feet of water so that is likely where a good majority of our fish are.  0 for 0

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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