4/19/13 Tarpon, tarpon, and more tarpon.

The great islamorada april tarpon fishing continues.  We caught 3 out of 4 big fish today all on fresh mullet in the backcountry.  Last night we caught 1 big fish early near the bridges on live mullet, 1st cast WHAM he ate it and we chased him between pilings.  Then last bait of the night out, dead mullet on the bottom, caught another 100 lber before heading in.  That day we also landed 2 out of 4 tarpon, one each for my young UK anglers.  Father John missed his shot as we jumped off the other 2 fish, though he got to play with some other big creatures including mud marlin and a 250 lb goliath grouper, and a big bull shark.  They also caught plenty of trout and ladyfish.  Let’s see now the day before that we caught 1 out of 2 tarpon plus a few sharks, we lost one tarpon due to an angler error of free-spooling the reel which caused a birds nest and broken line… oh well.  That evening we  caught 2 out of 4 tarpon fishing islamorada near by bud n marys marina.  It’s a great time to come fishing here, I have a handful of evening fishing slots available though I may be tough to get ahold of so you can always try to book through Islamorada Fishing at Bud n Marys at 305-664-2461.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk