2/2/14 February Islamorada Fishing Report Update

Well it’s February fishing in Islamorada and that means we are getting into our ‘busy season’.  Spring offers the most variety of fish as you have a shot at catching just about anything at this time.  Today I wanted to let you all know we tarpon fished as it’s been warm for several days and looks to continue to be throughout the week.  This is a perfect recipe for early tarpon fishing in the Florida Keys as big groups of migrating tarpon come in from the gulf.  We had some luck and caught 2 big tarpon in the 80-100 lb range plus several black tip sharks on a half day of fishing.  Mullet muds are found pretty easily throughout the bay so bait can be caught first thing in the morning many days.  Before the last few days of nice weather we had a mild cold front with some rain and cloudy weather, though fishing was good.  We had a fun day with close to 20 snook, a dozen reds, and a few other fish.  Fishing the mainland ‘cape’ areas as well as some of the backcountry flats.  Give me a call or email if your looking to get hooked up to big fish, the spring time is a great time to go fishing in Islamorada and February is often the start of that!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk