Well it’s officially the ‘slow’ time of year for us here in the Florida Keys. But august tarpon fishing in islamorada can still be a good bet! There were plenty of fish around in the backcountry today as there has been. Bait was a little tough but we caught plenty of mullet yesterday that I had iced down good. We fished for a bit in the morning though had a longer than anticipated slack tide, when it did start moving we had a few shark bites which we caught a couple. Saw plenty of tarpon rolling and a few free jumpers but no bites. Did a few other things and then tarpon fished again in the afternoon on the last of the incoming tide. After 30 mintues or so we hooked a nice 75 lb fish and fought him for a good 30 minutes, surprisingly hard fighter for this time of year with near-90 degree water temperatures!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk