4/3/24 April Bridge Fishing for tarpon in Islamorada

Got out with Bruce, Darcy, Asa, and Evan for a day trip of tarpon fishing in Islamorada!  Conditions were pretty good again moderate southwesterly wind actually but it had just enough west in it to make it not too crazy rough.  When it goes due south it’s definitely worse.  I was hopeful as yesterday we had good fishing and sure enough today did not disappoint.  We had to work at it and jump around but very similar day to yesterday… we had a couple little rallies where we got bites fairly quick, and then a few times we sat for nothing for an hour or more.  But we ended up landing 3 and getting a 4th one on the leader we broke off I think and lost a few others.  No shark problems today which was nice.  Good to see some solid fishing and not too much boat traffic where we were, but I’m sure it’ll start getting busier here soon.  I’m off for a few days but will be back at it Monday next week!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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