9/11/2018 September Islamorada Fishing Report in the Florida Keys

Well September is rolling on by and I must say the fishing has gotten pretty incredible as of late!  There are absolutely tons of tarpon around and it appears we are starting to get a bit of the ‘fall conditions’ a little early that we usually start experiencing in October.  Some more northeasterly winds have cooled things off just a hair and the fish seem to really be responding.  The last couple days out we saw hundreds of tarpon and had double digit bites each of two days.  Bait has been a little tough and we’ve really had to work hard at that, but we were able to get enough and made some great days happen.  Getting out early is key and you have to be dedicated to it, but I think the fishing will stay good for a while.  We are forecast to have nice calm winds for the foreseeable future so the fish should stay happy and it’ll only get better are my thoughts.  Right now I’m wide open until the end of the month, and we are getting better early morning tides for bait this coming week.  So if you are looking to go fishing this month give me a shout, as I said I think it’ll be good for tarpon through october and this is the last consistent period before winter comes and we leave the tarpon alone while it’s cold and they aren’t biting.  Though of course there are other things to fish for then too such as snook, redfish, drum, mackerel, etc…

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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