8/11/17 August Islamorada Fishing Report

August is rolling by quick and we are still absolutely killing it with the tarpon.  The summer time fishing has been nothing short of epic this year.  We’ve been averaging almost 3 fish a trip, and have only had a handful of days we’ve ‘struck out’ since the beginning of June.  Much better fishing than last summer that is for sure.  So far this August we’ve landed 24 tarpon in 9 trips, and only had one day where we didn’t get one (we had a bite, just missed him).  I have a few days open coming up real soon, then going out of town Saturday for 5 days or so, then I have plenty of availability towards the end of the month starting on the 23rd.  The tarpon fishing can still be good through October, and it’s a slower time of year down here so you have the place to yourself.  We’ve also bagged several nice size triple tails while tarpon fishing too… seeing them float by in dirty water and casting to them is fun and requires some skill to get it done.  Big sharks have also been keeping us busy in between the tarpon action.  Today we landed 4 tarpon, a couple were big ones in the 65 and 90 lb range, followed by some little guys in the 15-20 lb range.  Had several more eats too but they just didn’t stay on the hook sometimes those little guys are tough to keep on there.  It was an absolute blast and just a gorgeous day out there.  If you are interested in fishing down here the next few months let me know, business is slowing down and as I said fishing can still be very good.  I’ll likely have availability short notice and in September can usually even give you a little break on a multi-day trip plus usually get a good deal on a room staying at Bud n’ Mary’s.

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Capt. Rick Stanczyk