2019 Islamorada Tarpon Season is here!

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November is half way through and we are starting to get some of the first real cold fronts here in the Keys this week.  Temperatures should drop into the mid 60s, which usually brings an end to consistent tarpon fishing in our area.  I haven’t really been focusing on them so much the last couple months anyhow – they’ve been around but I’ve had so much good fishing for other things that I haven’t tried as much as usual in the Fall.  But with cold weather reaching us now, it really is time to focus on other things.  If we have some unusually warm, calm days it can definitely be good again, and you will catch a few even during the cold snaps, but just less likely.  And when conditions do get good you still have to put time in to find the fish and find the bait so it’s not always a guarantee.  But make sure to check out my other website Fishing Islamorada as I’ll be updating that regularly while fishing for other stuff for the next few months until Spring rolls around again.

Also I’m offering discounted trip rates for the 2019 off season (September through November).  I’ve normally not really offered discounts on my trips for a variety of reasons, however next year as mentioned I’m taking more days off in the busy season so I really would like to fill my off season in a little more.  If you are interested in coming down at that time you can get some good deals on fishing and room rates.  Once I start to fill in those days though I may no longer off these great rates, so start planning early if you can!  September and October can still be good months for tarpon, November is not as much but we have really good fishing for other species.  Check out my discounted trip rates here.

IMPORTANT: All anglers starting Jan 10th, 2019 will be required to have an Everglades Visitors Pass when fishing in the park.  You can obtain one via internet/phone at http://www.yourpassnow.com and select Everglades National Park.  Most of my fishing is inside the park, so check with me but more than likely you will need one.  You can also buy an annual/lifetime pass at store.usgs.gov. However if we are tarpon fishing locally around bridges it will not be necessary – though I am not doing this so much these days.  Just check with me beforehand.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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