6/7/14 June Evening Islamorada Tarpon Fishing

Tarpon fishing was good tonight.  We had some live mullet.  Went down to the big bridges channel 5 and channel 2.  Saw fish at both bridges.  Fished 5 for a while, no bites just a cheap shot though did see one boat hook a couple fish.  After a big nurse shark we moved over to channel 2.  Saw fish rolling and on the bottom, very calm with incoming tide and clear water.  We set up and soon after they were busting our baits.  We had a good 5 or 6 bites and caught 2 nice fish both of 65-75 lbs on the live mullets.  That was all between 6:15 PM and 7:45 PM.  The last couple days before that fishing has been a little slow, I had a half day we ran in the backcountry channels and caught lots of sharks but no tarpon bites, and the whole day I had before that same thing and we also did some stuff with the light tackle, but the summer time tarpon are not real thick in the everglades channels as of yet.  Though they should be coming.  Today we fished the gulf and caught big goliaths, bull sharks, cobias, and more.  Not sure what I’m doing tomorrow, but a full day maybe tarpon is on the menu!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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