5/5/19 May Islamorada Tarpon Fishing Charter

Awesome day with the McElroy crew! We spent the day tarpon fishing. Caught some bait early and hit the bridges. Little choppy with the south wind and a hard tide, and very grassy as has been the case often lately. With such a warm early summer, the sargasm showed up ahead of schedule. Anyways we got anchored and just had steady tarpon action until 11 am or so. They were eating everything, great live bait bites and putting on a great show. It was combat fishing trying to maneuver around the bridges but we got 3 tarpon to the hand, leader release on a 4th, and lost a 5th in the bridge. But we probably had ten other bites – a lot of grabs on the live baits and they’d pull for a couple seconds and spit it. But exciting none the less! After we were out of fresh bait we caught some more, had to work at it but got a decent amount. Tried fishing locally near home the last hour and had a few mystery bites plus caught a couple big Jack’s and sharks. But that was it and the jet skis we’re absolutely ridiculous 😒. Back at it tomorrow have the same crew for 3 days we may mix it up some but looks like nice weather and should be good fishing!  4 for 15

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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