Today the april tarpon fishing in Islamorada was pretty good. We caught fish early on the end of the falling tide in the backcountry. 2 out of 4 big tarpon. All on dead mullet from the day before. The higher incoming water has had loads of 'red weed' in it that is making some of the backcountry channels unfishable, so the next few days getting their early is important! Yesterday was a different story we fished about 8 different spots and only had 1 bite all day, and that was in the weedy mess so we had to move after the one bite. Capt. Bill Bassett also caught 1 out of 4 fish today in another backcountry channel today. Capt. John Johansen had multiple fish today as well. The islamorada night tarpon fishing is going to be getting better and better as more migrating fish fill the channels and basins of Islamorada. As of late it's been apparently lots of local fish, and a late start with the migrators - but hopefully this will mean they will stay strong later through the season! If your looking to go tarpon fishing in islamorada make sure to give Bud n Marys a call, right now is a great time to go!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk