6/13/19 June Fishing Islamorada for Tarpon

Got out with Jakob and Camille visiting from Denmark.  Jakob was after the silver king, but wasn’t opposed to trying other things as well.  Luckily as of late we’ve had quite a few things going on that have been good as far as fishing goes.  We tarpon fished early… found fish in the same area I’ve been fishing the last week or so.  No tide when we got there, so we sat and waited.  Finally after 45 minutes or so and a couple moves, we hooked up and Jakob got a nice 25 lb tarpon!  We put the baits back up and sat and talked.  After another 30 minutes or so, we hooked a nicer size fish about 75 lbs!  This one fought and dragged us around for a good while.  We finally got her landed and got some good pictures.  Jakob was thrilled!  We looked around and explored some areas back there, and did find another group of small tarpon.  We had one eat a pinfish but missed the bite, and then the rest didn’t want to respond.  After that we went into the gulf and caught a nice permit on a wreck.  Then we got a half dozen snook on the way home.  Good variety of quality fish for my friend from Denmark!  2 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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