End of June Keys Backcountry Fishing Report

A few tarpon in the last week, hasn’t been real easy but I expect it to get better in July.  Summer time is often a great time for resident tarpon, those 20 to 60 lbers.  But snook and tripletail make for great Plan Bs when tarpon aren’t cooperative!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Instagram: @richardstanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
YouTube: Bud n’ Mary’s Marina

6/26/2020 Late June YouTube Video Fishing Report

Here’s my fishing report from the last week.  Tarpon has been a little hit & miss, but we’ve had shots every day and capitalized almost every day except one.  July it should get a little more steady and predictable… hopefully!  It usually does but every year is different but I really like July over all.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Instagram: @richardstanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
YouTube: Bud n’ Mary’s Marina

6/19/2020 Mid June Youtube Fishing Report up!

Check out the latest YouTube fishing report for the last week of fishing.  Plenty of tarpon action.  Things have been a little tougher overall as we are waiting for summer season to settle in.  Some fish in the backcountry but still moving around a fair bit and have to work for them.   Though we’ve had some real good days running a long ways.  Bridges are very hit or miss and I’m not doing much bridge fishing any more until next spring.  But take a look.  Usually in the next week or so the backcountry fish should start to settle in for summer and July is always a great month for tarpon back there.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Instagram: @richardstanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
YouTube: Bud n’ Mary’s Marina

June Fishing Report

Here’s my YouTube fishing report… I’m going to try and start doing a weekly video like this with clips from the weeks fishing.  Now that I’m working full time again it’s a bit too much for me to edit full shows, so I’m just going to do something like this and include highlights.  Check it out and make sure to subscribe to the channel!  Also tarpon fishing has been stellar this week, I’ve been running deep into the everglades getting into some smaller poons in the 20 to 40 lb range, though have nabbed a few bigger ones too.  Backcountry fishing for tarpon should get even better here soon.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Instagram: @richardstanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
YouTube: Bud n’ Mary’s Marina

Mid June Tarpon Fishing Report

Well a few days ago the wind kicked up southwest for a couple days and the tarpon fishing seemed to go from full throttle to having to invest a lot of time for just a bite or two.  But that’s fishing!  Luckily we’ve still managed to catch a tarpon every day despite the change, and we even had some banner fishing deep in the everglades on a couple days as well.  I had Charles and his son Wes for two days, we stuck around the bridge on Day 1 and had 3 tarpon bites in the first half of the day and kept one on the hook that we got in for pictures, plus we got a nice mutton snapper for dinner.  We finished that day in the backcountry catching some trout.  Day 2 with them we took a gamble and ran deep into the ‘glades where I had some good tarpon fishing at this time last year.  It paid off big and we had I think a dozen bites, getting 5 tarpon on the leader and one up for pictures.  Yesterday I had Mark and his friend Joy, we didn’t spend a ton of time tarpon fishing we had a good day with redfish, snook, and trout, but we finished up the the last hour of the day around town and we caught some sharks, a sawfish, and in the last few minutes got a nice 90 lb tarpon!  And today I had my regulars Pride and Cile, we went deep into the ‘glades again and found a bunch of tarpon in one of the same areas.  We landed two and missed 4 or 5 others, and then mixed it up with some other stuff as well.  So that’s the game right now and things may turn on again here soon locally, but for me I’m probably sticking in the backcountry for the most part from here on out.  The regular backcountry areas should start filling back up with tarpon once the spawning is over in a couple more weeks here.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Instagram: @richardstanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
YouTube: Bud n’ Mary’s Marina