4/30/13 Keys tarpon in april

Well bait was tough today luckily I had some leftover from yesterday.  The live mullet were not delivered in the morning and very tough to come by I only saw a handful in one of the tight channels we run through, however too dangerous to throw in there with boat traffic and customers driving my boat!  Anyways we caught 3 out of 3 tarpon all on dead bait on the bottom.  Also got a big 150 lb goliath grouper in one of the local islamorada channels which is pretty unusual!  Another great day tarpon fishing in the florida keys in april!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@islamoradatarpon.com

4/29/13 Keys tarpon fishing at its finest!

Fished another full day tarpon fishing trip in Islamorada today.  We had plenty of left over mullet from yesterday plus a dozen livies from this morning.  We stuck around Islamorada again for our april tarpon fishing charter.  We ended up going 5 for 10 on big tarpons all in the 50 to 100 lb range.  Michel was thrilled to be able to jump in the water to get a picture with one of the beasts.  We dodged some rainstorms off and on, but the overcast seemed to keep them biting fairly good.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@islamoradatarpon.com

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4/25/13 More great tarpon fishing in the florida keys!

Today we hung close to home.  Crushed the mullets in the morning and fished the local channels, stayed in one channel all day.  We caught 4 out of 8 fish that we got hooks in.  We also had another dozen or so ‘cheap shots.’  This is where a tarpon busts a mullet but misses it.  Sometimes they seem more or less like they are just playing with the bait, other times they really are trying to eat it but just don’t get it.  Anyways it is all part of the excitement of catching big tarpon in islamorada.  The tarpon fishing with mullet in islamorada is on fire right now, so many fish being caught and lots of big boys all over the place.  Yesterday we just tarpon fished for a little while, we did catch one.  We also caught a big goliath grouper, several sharks, redfish, snook, and more that day too to mix things up a bit.  Anyways after 5 days of fishing that makes 13 tarpon to the boat, average size 80 lbs,  plus lots of other things for my UK anglers.  Great tarpon fishing in april here in Islamorada.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@islamoradatarpon.com

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4/23/13 Morning tarpon fishing islamorada in april.

Spent the day tarpon fishing islamorada again today.  Here is my islamorada tarpon fishing report for april 23 2013.  The mullet were thick this AM, found several big balls, made one throw and had a well full plus several dead from the previous day.  We caught 2 out of 3 fish early in the day around ‘downtown islamorada.’  All on fresh dead mullet.  This was on the incoming tide and when it started to die and the sun rose, the fishing slowed.  We moved down to channel 2, not much action there several nurse sharks but did get a big cuda on a live mullet which was an exciting bite.  Tried channel 5 bridge next, lots of fish there we finally got one to eat again on the bottom.  However he pulled us into some underwater structure and broke us off.  And again lots more nurse sharks and sting rays, no action on the live surface baits.  Anyways 2 out of 4 is still fine by me for big tarpon in the florida keys!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@islamoradatarpon.com

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