1/5/2023 First tarpon of 2023!

Conrgrats to angler Jim catching the first tarpon of 2023 for me!  She was a nice 70 lber that we caught drifting our live pilchards.  Other than that it was a slow day of fishing for us – it’s been a little tough with the weather changes lately and overall a lot of our backcountry fishing just has seen better days.  But definitely still worthwhile and hopefully we’ll be into tarpon season here soon in another month or so.  Anyways if we have warm weather windows tarpon like this are definitely a possibility and the Islamorada Tarpon Fishing crew will be dialed in on them in short order.  As always, if you are wanting straight shooting drop me a line and I’ll give you my best thoughts on if it’s worthwhile targetting tarpon or not.  For the winter time we often catch other fish we use for bait for them so at least you get to bend the rod a little and if nothing else usually catch some big sharks.  Once mullet start showing up in the spring then we usually start catching & using them for bait more.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk

: @richardstanczyk
: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing
: Bud n’ Mary’s Marina
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