5/27/13 Hard winds in the end of May

Well the wind is howling today and forecast too for several days but not stopping us from catching fish!  We caught 2 big tarpon last night in the memorial day weekend insanity while onlookers on waverunners circled us.  And I mean 2 tarpon at once – a double header!  That doesn’t happen too often but we were lucky enough to land both fish.  Today fishing was slow around town we had plenty of mullet we caught before daybreak but couldn’t get the fish going really even though we found them in several places.  Just not a bunch around like there was and they are kind of transitioning from mullet mania too crabs.  We did get one on the bottom though a big 100 lb florida keys tarpon, plus a bull shark and a few nurse sharks.  Some backcountry action tomorrow is in the books!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@fishingislamorada.com

5/19/13 Fishing Islamorada for Tarpon in May

Still be catching lots of big tarpon in the florida keys.  We caught 2 nice fish today fishing locally channel 2 and channel 5 bridges.  Bait was tough the last several days but still had our shots at tarpon every day though they were limited.  Before that fishing was still pretty great with multi fish most every trip.  The may fishing islamorada should get better as the busy weekend subsides, we saw lots and lots of fish today though they were not biting great but with less boat traffic and hooks in the water that can change!  If you want to catch tarpon in islamorada the end of may and june can still be very good times to go, june is especially good because much less pressure and still at the end of ‘prime time’.  I have dates available in june and lots of evenings available, I can do later evenings fishing with live crabs too and that often is the hot ticket.  Shoot me an email if you want to catch some may florida keys tarpon.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@fishingislamorada.com

May Islamorada Tarpon
May Islamorada Tarpon

5-12-13 Fishing in Islamorada

Hey Everybody! Sorry I’ve been slacking on my Islamorada Fishing Report the last few weeks. My excuse it that I have been fishing 6 days a week and haven’t had much time to get on the computer. The overall bite has been pretty good though! We have had some really good days on mahi and a handful of decent days. The reef fishing for snapper has been great too. We have been catching 30 to 40 yellowtail snapper most trips, and a couple mutton snapper have been mixed in to. We’ve caught a few swordfish the last few weeks as well. One trip yielded two broadbill and the other two trips both produced one. As we approach the summer months we will focus more on mahi and deep water bottom fish, like this barrel fish we caught the other day, as well as swordfish. We also had a great day finding a piece of wood two weeks ago where we caught 7 wahoo up to 15 lbs off of it as well as 20 mahi up to 22 lbs.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

 

5/8/13 May fishing in Islamorada report

Well the may fishing in islamorada is off to a good start.  Today was gorgeous flat calm and lots of fish out there.  We started off with small guys, lots of ladyfish to bend the rod plus a few trout.  We then moved to some backcountry channels for some may florida keys tarpon fishing.  The bite was ‘on’!  We caught 4 out of 6 big tarpon in about 2 hours plus several blacktip sharks.  After this we went in the gulf for some tripletails.  They were a little spooky and we only caught a couple, so my anglers asked to try something else.  Normally I would of kept going but alas I wanted to try something different.  We went around some islands for redfish and snook and found a load!  We got about 10 nice reds and only 1 snook, but spooked out plenty more as my big 20 footer isn’t the quietest getting into shallow island spots, but next time we will be more ready.  On the way home we even caught a few mangrove snappers.  Great day here fishing in the florida keys!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
rick@fishingislamorada.com