Welcome to my website!

Subscribe to my YouTube channel, I’m working on this a lot these days.

May has been opened to be booked for 2022.  It was mostly filled with my regulars and customers looking to mount fish, but there are a handful of dates possibly.  You can book open dates by calling Bud n’ Mary’s Marina at 305-664-2461 and asking to book Capt. Rick.  If I’m not available I recommend Capt. Brandon Storin.  I am opening  June to customers looking to mount trophy fish now, and they will be open to the public roughly a month ahead of time.  If you have a dream of catching & mounting a trophy tarpon please email me to get your dates locked in!  Sign up to my mailing list to get notice when I open up more dates later in the year. I’m sorry I know this may be frustrating for some, however with a family myself these days I’m wanting to be more available for things that come up during our busy time (February through June), and I know I won’t have a problem booking those days out with a months notice.  So I will be referring everyone to Brandon who is running my other boat, otherwise if you want to wait and try to book me short notice I’ll be posting on here and instagram/facebook when I’m opening bookings – it will likely be a month ahead of time (So for April, I’ll open things up likely in early March sometime).


Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Instagram: @richardstanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing

IMPORTANT: All anglers starting Jan 10th, 2019 will be required to have an Everglades Visitors Pass when fishing in the park.  You can obtain one via internet/phone at http://www.yourpassnow.com and select Everglades National Park.  Most of my fishing is inside the park, so check with me but more than likely you will need one.  You can also purchase an annual/lifetime pass at store.usgs.gov

For updated tarpon fishing reports, look at http://www.islamoradatarpon.com

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!