8/14/2020 August Florida Keys Tarpon Fishing Report

Well been on the tarpon still the last few days.  August has continued to impress me.  We’ve still been working the same school of fish as of a few days ago but they’ve stayed fairly happy.  We caught 3 yesterday and then moved on to other stuff.  Today we had to work them a little more and move a few times, but we did manage to land 3 again, and put another 3 or 4 in the air.  After we got situated we got several bites.  But some times the fish are moving around a lot and you have to move with them… other times you can sit and they keep coming to you which is nice.  But overall still a great bite and again today we did other stuff later, decent snook and redfish fishing and still quite a few tripletails floating around.

I’m off for a few days over the weekend, and have a couple days booked next week.  But again things are really slowing down now that mini season/early lobster season is done with.  I feel like we are going to continue to have a productive August for tarpon as July was a bit slower this year.  And September/October can be good so don’t sleep on that.  Also I offer some discounted trips in those months, so you if you want to book a couple days it’s a little more affordable.  Plus rooms at Bud & Mary’s are on off season rates too.  Also be sure to check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel for some video reports, and more fishing shows as things slow down a little for me these next few months.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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