6/12/15 June Key Largo Fishing Report

Key Largo summer time fishing is in full swing.  We’ve been still catching lots of tarpon here in Key Largo.  I’ve been on a little streak here for a while which I just finally broke unfortunately a few days ago, but had caught tarpon every trip for 3 weeks prior to that!  We had one on this day but unfortunately he got away before we could get the leader for an ‘official’ release.  The backcountry summer time tarpon have been giving us lots of action most days with plenty of sharks mixed in including blacktips, lemons, bulls, and occasional hammerheads.  I’ve had several good days snook fishing as well.  My favorite thing to do this time of year is hang a chum bag to catch pilchards and pinfish while bending the light rods for trout or snapper.  Getting the bait makes the fishing that much easier!  Out in the gulf on calm days you can still find some tripletail and permit fishing can be very good on the wrecks out there.  There are also some big goliath groupers to tango with plus some big sharks and a few cobias too.  Lets get out on the water this summer I have days open in July it’s one of my favorite times of year to fish.  Getting an early start is key to success in the summer and I like to leave before daybreak.  There are still plenty of resident tarpon close to home as well don’t be afraid to ask about fishing in the evening for a few hours to get your shot at a big silver king in key largo.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk