July Fishing in Islamorada

July is rolling right on by and summer is here!  I’ve been busy fishing and missed updating last month.  Though the fishing is pretty good we’ve been still catching quite a few tarpon in the everglades.  I haven’t been doing many night trips any longer for tarpon as it was a busy year and I was getting a little ‘burnt out.’  So have been focusing more on the 3/4 and full day trips into the everglades.  The tarpon fishing back there hasn’t been quite as consistent as last year but we’ve been getting into them pretty good.  Bait has been up and down which really makes or breaks your fishing.  If the bait is easy you can usually count on getting a few shots.  If bait is tough you have to spend a good amount of time looking for it, it eats into your day and makes things just tougher overall.  But as of late the bait has been much easier and the fishing has been decent.  We’ve also had tremendous snook fishing which I’ve been doing a lot of.  On calmer days the shorelines have been loaded with snook, we’ve had days where we’ve landed 30, 40, or more!  Also plenty of small tarpon too.  The pilchards have been easy to catch and with a load of them you can bet on getting into some snook usually.  Also in the bays trout, snapper, and ladyfish have been keeping us busy.  This is a great option for kids or for those looking for a little something for the grill.  I’ve got some days near the end of July still open, and August can still be great fishing too especially the first couple weeks!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk