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

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Capt. Rick Stanczyk is a locally born and raised charter fishing captain in Islamorada, FL. He caught his first bonefish when he was 3 and has been 'on the water fishing' ever since. He loves what he does and enjoys showing his clients a great time fishing in the Florida Keys. Contact him at 305-747-6903 or rick@fishingislamorada.com!