The winds subsided the last couple of days to flat calm, giving some new options on florida keys backcountry charters. Capt. Jim Willcox fished the gulf the last few days, running far back 30-40 miles to some wrecks. They had some big sharks, goliath groupers, cobia, permit, and tripletail. Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished off the cape, reporting several big sharks, mud marlins, and a big tarpon today. They also caught plenty of big trout and tripletail on the way home. Capt. Vinnie Biondoletti also had a nice goliath grouper and cobia today. Many of the guides ran the trap buoys out west and the tripletails were pretty thick. Lots of options, this is the time of year for great islamorada permit fishing in the gulf of mexico!. The tides are right for evening tarpon fishing here the next several nights.. get out there and go fishing for tarpon in islamorada!!!