Welcome to the home of Capt. Rick Stanczyk’s Islamorada Tarpon Fishing!  Here you can read our latest tarpon fishing reports.  Capt. Rick Stanczyk is a 2nd generation fishing captain out of Islamorada, Florida.  His family owns & operates the world famous Bud n’ Mary’s Marina.  Rick has grown up fishing all his life in the Keys, and has focused on tarpon for much of his guiding career for the last 16 years.  He’s helped train a team of captains that operate the best tarpon fishing guide service in the Keys!  If you want information on booking a trip look here. We all work together sharing fishing intel, catching bait together, and keeping our boats operating properly.  Having that kind of team around you helps make for much more productive fishing, especially when things get challenging.  You can find out the best times to catch tarpon in Islamorada here.  And finally if you are looking for a few tricks to landing trophy tarpon we got you covered!

Capt. Rick is fishing a limited schedule for 2024 season (3 days a week on his new boat) and Capt. Stephen Byrd is running his other Contender full time.  Capt. Trentin Leary is running the 20′ SeaCraft Bay Boat (the boat Capt. Rick started guiding in) and does a great job as well!  You can learn more detailed information about the boats they run hereIf you have a dream of catching & mounting a trophy tarpon please email to get your dates locked in – Rick will try extra hard to get you on his personal schedule if you are going to mount a trophy tarpon.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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