11/30/18 Cold front tarpon fishing in Islamorada

Well we had a good hard cold front the last couple days.  Today was the warming trend… the water was still cold but the wind swung east throughout the day and lost the bite of cold.  We had a banner day catching nice snook and redfish, but in the late morning it calmed down and really warmed up.  A few tarpon started to roll and we started pitching shrimp to them.  We caught 3 of them, two little guys in the 15 lb range, and one probably around 20 lbs to top off the day!  The last one we caught while fighting two redfish as well which made for a nice triple header!  It’s very hit or miss with tarpon right now, but throughout the winter you can catch small guys like these on shrimp occasionally.  I usually don’t book charters specifically for that, but rather when we are fishing spots for snook or redfish and they are around, you can work your bait differently and sometimes entice a strike.  If it gets warm and calm though, the big boys can show up and it can be game on.  But the winter time fishing so far for snook, drum, and redfish has been very stellar.  Check out my other website www.fishingislamorada.com for those daily reports.  3 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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