9/17/13 Late season september tarpon fishing in islamorada

We had some action this morning with september islamorada tarpon fishing around the flamingo area.  Mullet can still be found on the flats and around island moats until it really gets cold so this is a possibility all the way through october.  We were able to get a few baits first thing to give it a good shot.  Had several bites and caught this nice 60 lb tarpon.  The tide quit after an hour and the air temperature dropped as frontal cells approached so things shut off there.  We went around some mangrove islands and caught some snook.  Fall snook fishing in the florida keys is a good bet.  There were also plenty of nice mangrove snappers to be had, great table fare if your into cooking your catch.  Or you can bring them to a local resturant to have for supper!  We also did catch one small redfish completing our ‘backcountry slam’ for the day!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk