9/6/19 September Tarpon Fishing Islamorada

Well got out after having cancelled several trips this last week due to hurricane dorian.  We were unaffected here, though we did have a few fairly windy days that probably wouldn’t of been ideal for fishing.  But the last couple days were definitely much nicer.  I had Spencer and Becky down as well as Brandon who works at Bud n Marys who is friends with this couple.  We mixed it up and caught our bait first thing which was nice and easy.  We fished for redfish and snook most of the day, it was very good.  I was not expecting it to be so great as we had hard west wind for several days, and it was still blowing west though had let up slightly.  But the water wasn’t too dirty and we caught fish everywhere we went.  We did try for tarpon for the last hour and found a good school in a channel.  Ended up getting a couple bites, and Becky landed a nice 40 lber for a backcountry SLAM.  Looks like a calm weekend and then winds are back to east next week, should be alright for fishing!  1 for 2

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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