2/21/17 Islamorada February Charter Fishing Report

Got out with Jim, Tyler, and Sam today who had fished with me a few years ago.  They wanted sharks and some light tackle action too.  We did the big things first, caught plenty of blacktips and 3 big sawfish which was cool.  They really loved to see the saws up close and personal, and Sam was loving all the sharks!  Was hoping we might run into some tarpon but no luck early on.  Later in the morning though I went to an area I hadn’t been yet this year and we found a pile of them!  We gave it an hour, and caught plenty more sharks, but did jump a couple tarpon just couldn’t get them to stay on there.  After that the tide started to quit and we decided to give the mackerels a try to do some light tackle fishing.  It was hot and heavy action, everyone caught a bunch of mackerel as well as blue runners and mangrove snappers.  Off tomorrow though it looks like it’s suppose to be nasty anyways, that doesn’t happen too often on your day off!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk