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