6/7/18 June Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Report

Got out with Pride and Cile two of my regulars today.  We planned on a mixed bag day but decided to give the tarpon a try early on.  Not much luck in the first area, tons of sharks though.  The second stop we did see a couple tarpon roll and a big bust in the vicinity.  We set up and then had some more shark action.  We moved around a bit and then Pride hooked up a nice 60 lb tarpon!  Good fight we landed him and got him boatside for pics.  After that it seemed to slow down didn’t see many tarpon but a few more sharks got us.  We then finished the day catching some snapper, mackerel, and trout for dinner.  Fun day!  Back at it tomorrow.  I did have a report that a good number of tarpon showed up later on in the day in the backcountry, hopefully they will stick around.  1 for 1

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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