2/9/17 February Fishing in Islamorada Report

Did a pretty similar routine as yesterday we had some prefrontal conditions with a light southwesterly breeze.  The mackerels bit well much better than yesterday.  We caught a bunch in about an hour.  After that we caught the start of the incoming tide in the channels where the tarpon were yesterday.  They were still there and we caught a few big blacktip sharks, a couple big mud marlin (sawfish), and then got hooked up with two large tarpon (120 + 150 lb)!  Both tarpons stayed on though only one cooperated for the boat side picture.  It was good fishing to say the least!  After that we tried some snook areas again like yesterday, but with the onshore wind the shore was pretty muddy and we didn’t have any luck with that.  Though we did catch a couple big jacks at least on the pilchards!  Tonight it’ll get a little chilly so probably will slow the tarpon down for a few days at least and tomorrow is gonna be blowing 20 mph, so may mix it up.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk