5/8/13 May fishing in Islamorada report

Well the may fishing in islamorada is off to a good start.  Today was gorgeous flat calm and lots of fish out there.  We started off with small guys, lots of ladyfish to bend the rod plus a few trout.  We then moved to some backcountry channels for some may florida keys tarpon fishing.  The bite was ‘on’!  We caught 4 out of 6 big tarpon in about 2 hours plus several blacktip sharks.  After this we went in the gulf for some tripletails.  They were a little spooky and we only caught a couple, so my anglers asked to try something else.  Normally I would of kept going but alas I wanted to try something different.  We went around some islands for redfish and snook and found a load!  We got about 10 nice reds and only 1 snook, but spooked out plenty more as my big 20 footer isn’t the quietest getting into shallow island spots, but next time we will be more ready.  On the way home we even caught a few mangrove snappers.  Great day here fishing in the florida keys!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk