Today the islamorada tarpon fishing was really good. Lots of mullet around in the morning and afternoons. We caught 4/4 this morning in the backcountry by 10:00 AM. Anglers had enough so we finished the day catching trout, ladyfish, and snappers. This evening we caught 4/9 around the local bridges mostly on live mullet on top. Very exciting bites and strikes, mostly smaller fish though did get one 65 lber. Incoming tide on both trips and live fresh mullet for bait. That's a total of 8/13 fish! Capt. John Johansen and Capt. Ben Ekblom also had some tarpon action this evening. Today Capt. Jim Willcox had lots of sharks, a big 'mud marlin', and a monster hammerhead as well. The islamorada backcountry fishing will likely be tough the next few days as another front is coming and suppose to blow 25-30 tomorrow, but luckily not getting very cold so hopefully as soon as the wind lays down it will get back to normal.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk