6/24/14 Late June Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Today I had a nice family out and we gave the tarpon a try for a bit while doing some other things too.  I had some mullet from a couple days ago still on good ice and we fished with those.  First thing this morning we caught the last bit of outgoing tide.  It did not fall as long as I thought it would, but we had a good half hour.  Did not really see any fish for sure though and no bites.  We did other things that were very productive, lots of trout and snapper, and a bunch of snook we got on some fresh pilchards we caught.  Then in the afternoon we gave it a try for tarpon again.  I found some mullet but they were tricky to catch so we fished with the last few baits I had and hooked a nice 80 lb fish within 10 minutes.  My young angler landed him and that was a great end to the day.  Unfortunately he did not cooperate for a boatside picture and I didn’t get any jumping shots.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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