7/26/14 End of July tarpon fishing in Islamorada

Today the fishing got much better.  Caught a few mullet early in the morning.  They’ve been a bit tougher on the early morning falling tides though I’ve been getting them.  Yesterday we had plenty of bait and moved around a little bit, found a good school of fish.  But they would not eat for us we caught some sharks.  Today was different I ran further towards the gulf and tried some areas.  Did not see much for rollers but we caught 2 nice fish of 30 and 60 lbs in the morning on the last of the falling tide.  We then did some other stuff, and went and tried to catch pilchards in another channel.  Low and behold we saw tarpon rolling while trying to chum bait up, so I threw some of our last baits out and we got a couple bites out of them and caught another fish of 60 lbs.  Finished the day with some nice snappers for dinner and some trout for action.  Good fishing 3 out of 4 tarpon.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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