Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tarpon Time in Islamorada

The Tarpon are here and in full force.  More fish then ever.  We are catching multiple tarpon almost every evening.  These fish are averaging 80-150 pounds.  Last Friday evening was the slowest bite - we still hooked and lost one huge tarpon before the wind kicked up to 30mph and totally shut the bite down.  Saturday evening we landed two big fish - a 90 pounder and a 100 pounder and lost two others.  Sunday evening was "game on" with 3 landed - 110, 120 and a 150 pound monster.  We lost one other.  The trout bite was on early in the day - we caught all the trout we could handle.  The guys kept enough for a nice dinner - then we were off for the tarpon action. 
The last few days we have targeted the backcountry for trout, reds, snook, snapper and big sharks,  The trout bite is constant action.  Lots of trout, jacks and ladyfish in the mix.  The mangrove snapper are loaded up in all the deep holes and we are catching some nice reds and the snook are starting to show up in some of the shallow water spots for the first time this year.  Plenty of big sharks in the backcountry too.  Lemons and Bulls mainly - up to 250 pounds.
The next 10 days are booked with afternoon/evening trips and should prove to be some great fishing.  These monster tarpon will be here through early July and June is a perfect month to catch your fish of a lifetime!
Tight Lines!
Captain Steve Murray
Phone:  305 - 393 - 1641

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