8/19/16 August Tarpon Fishing in Islamorada

Got out today for some tarpon we caught the last trickle of incoming tide this morning and were able to load up on mullet.  We looked around hard for fish and didn’t find any in the first 3 stops… was looking like it might be one of those days!  But eventually we stumbled into a pack deep in one of the channels in the everglades.  We jumped around several times and finally got one to eat that we caught.  We also caught several sharks.  After that we ran off the beaches to take a look as it was nice and calm until that point, though the wind did start blowing once we got there.  We found some tarpon free jumping and busting and were able to get in on them with the tide already starting back in.  However they didn’t make it easy we moved around again several times and caught some big blacktip sharks, then finally we saw a couple roll and got in front of them and caught 1 soon after a nice 75 lb fish.  After that it was almost the end of the day but we managed to get one more fish of 50 lbs or so to the boat before he jumped off for a technical release.  Anyways like I said we had to work for it but had a great day!  Back at it tomorrow.  3 for 3

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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