2/28/19 End of February Backcountry Fishing Report Islamorada

Well I’ve gotten almost into full on tarpon mode as it’s been warm and calm the last few days and the fish have really shown up and been biting pretty good!  Today I had Matt and his wife Emily and we landed 4 tarpon, and jumped off a few others.  The day before I had Rich Riolo, long time bud n marys customer, with his friend Kevin and son Blitz.  They landed 2 tarpon, and jumped off another 4.  The day before that I had Scott and we found plenty of tarpon, but on this day the wind was howling and the fish just didn’t seem happy.  But we still made a good day of it catching a few sharks, a bunch of redfish, a handful of snook and trout, and a nice 35 lb goliath grouper on light tackle.  We’ve also been catching tripletail just about every day out there in between tarpon fishing.  Not a lot of big ones, but fun fishing for them anyways.  As we get into March, I’ll likely be more and more into tarpon fishing and I won’t be updating this blog as much.  So follow my other website islamoradatarpon.com for those daily updated fishing reports.  I’ll still post on here on occasion, or if we do some days where we aren’t targeting tarpon.  But it’s definitely the silver king’s time of year now.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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