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