Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Fishing in Islamorada

The tarpon are here and so is the warm May weather.  With warm May weather comes some hot May fishing.  The last week produced some excellent fishing.  The tarpon were on fire in the evenings.  Fish averaging 70-140 pounds.  Fisherman with some sore arms.  I had an angler early last week who was wore out after landing two - 100 pound plus tarpon.  With time left on our trip - he weakly breathed out the words " I'm done, lets go in".  He beat two beautiful tarpon - but the tarpon left war wounds on the angler.  His arm would be sore for a day or two - and the memories of those huge silver fish leaping and screaming out the drag ingrained in his mind forever.  Every evening has produced trophy tarpon and they will be here until mid July.  Now is the time to catch your trophy.  Fish will average 100-150 pounds.  Be ready for intense battle!
The trout and snapper bite has been off the hook during the day.  We are catching a few nice reds and good numbers of large 100-200 pound sharks.  The bonefish have been good - we boated a nice 9 pounder  last week.  Sight fishing takes some experience and very good casting.  If you want to catch a trophy bonefish - this is the time.  But be prepared to make perfect casts and be patient.  Bones here average 8-11 pounds.  
Captain Steve Murray
Phone:  305 - 393 - 1641

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