4/24/14 Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada in April

Had a full day and an evening trip tonight.  Long day!  We tarpon fished for all of it really.  They day trip had lots of action.  We only caught 1 fish but we had probably 10 solid bites and plenty of other bust the mullets and ‘cheap shot’ us.  So it kept us entertained.  Mostly all on live bait fishing channel 2 bridge.  The evening trip was tough for me.  We found some bait balls in between trips so I loaded up with fresh bait.  We went back around channel 2 to start and had a few cheap shots fairly quick.  I was ready for it to be a productive night and then that was just about all the tarpon action we had.  We fished hard too.  Saw a handful of fish caught but we just could not get lined up on them.  Ran back up the road around 6:30 and tried some of the local channels.  We saw plenty of fish rolling though could not get them to eat for nothing.  We did catch a few sharks at least.  Oh well you can’t catch them every time… though it’s been a while since I really have been on a ‘tarpon trip’ and not had a bite.  Hopefully the last time for a while!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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