9/20/16 September Backcountry Fishing in Islamorada

The September Islamorada Fishing has been very good this year!  It is typically a slower time of year for business for us – really just about the slowest month of the year there is.  This year has been no different however it has been a little busier than normal which is a nice change.  I haven’t been out every day and have also been on vacation but the days I’ve fished it’s been very good!  We had a phenomenal week of tarpon fishing where tarpon showed up in just about all of the backcountry channels.  We had a couple days where we landed 4 tarpon and some others where we landed a few more.  One of the best windows of fishing I’ve had all year as it has been an overall tougher year for tarpon!  Just yesterday I got out fun fishing with my dad and friend Steven.  We ran deep into the everglades backcountry fishing for snook and redfish.  We didn’t find them in a lot of places, but one spot was loaded nicely and we came away with about 10 nice reds and 10 snook total for the day.  Another half day trip we fished we got into loads of nice size trout and a mixed bag of snappers, ladyfish, and jacks.  It was action just about every cast.  As I said early September we were out of town and I am fixing to go out of town now again for the end of the month, and having a little boat maintenance done while away.  So if you are looking to do some florida keys fishing in September I can steer you in the right direction, otherwise I’ll be back in October.  Now October is one of my favorite months of the year to fish here.  It’s still fairly slow with business so you have the backcountry to yourself often, and with the slight cooling off of the weather and water, fishing gets very good.  We also start to get the fall bait run where loads of bait fish come down the cost and tons of tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, and other predators are hot on their tails.  This obviously can make for some pretty epic fishing conditions.  Give me a shout if you want to get hooked up!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk