Upper Keys Fishing Report with Capt. Rick Stanczyk (Mar 21, 2013)

March 21st, 2013| No Comments

The view from Islamorada with Captain Rick Stanczyk

Captain Rick Stanczyk reports from Islamorada, where tarpon season is warming up nicely… 

Spring is here in Islamorada and so is the start of Florida Keys tarpon fishing. We’ve had luck lately fishing in the evenings as well as during the day. The evening falling tide is a good bet with live crabs, we got this nice 80 lber plus a couple other missed bites one night last week.  That is the only evening trip I’ve fished, though others have been having luck as well.

Today we got another nice 75-85 lb fish during the day fishing a live mullet in the backcountry. We also caught loads of trout, ladyfish, and jacks, plus a blacktip shark all in the same area. Later in the day we ran out in the gulf and saw one nice cobia unfortunately he spit the bait and never was to be seen again.

We ran further out and found the tripletails swarming, caught about 15 or so including our limit of keepers. Tripletail fishing is lots of fun, run-and-gun running the crab trap lines and sight fishing for ‘door mats’, a.k.a. big triple tail laid up on the surface! If you’re thinking of coming to Islamorada, the next few months are prime time for all kinds of fishing in the Islamorada backcountry!

Upper Keys Fishing Report with Capt. Rick Stanczyk (Mar 21, 2013)

Capt. Rick Stanczyk


See the Florida Keys with Rick and Nick StanczykCaptain Rick and his brother Nick run See the Florida Keys guide/charter services out of Islamorada, Florida, specialising in backcountry, inshore and offshore fishing. Click here for more details

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