Had some may tarpon fishing charters in islamroada the last couple days. Last night we caught a double header in the memorial day craziness! Fishing dead bait we hooked a 100 lber and a 50 lber. Chased the 100 lber and luckily the 50 followed us and we got a leadered release on him. Followed the 100 lber for a while and had an armada of jet skis circling us looking on. We were able to release him as well and then call it a night not bad for a couple hours of fishing! Today we caught some live mullet early this AM but the fishing was a little tough. We saw fish everywhere we went locally including the local channels and down by channel 5 bridge but they were not really biting. A couple nervous baits that looked like they would get slammed and one fish rolled on a bait but no bite. We ended up catching a nice 100 lber though again on a bottom bait plus a few other sharks including a nice big bull shark. The wind was howling today though so we will take it. As we get more into June the dead baiting will be more and more popular as will fishing crabs especially a little earlier in the mornings and in the evenings. I have some evenings trips as well as morning trips available still or a full day in the backcountry can be good too!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk