1/11/17 January winter time backcountry fishing in Islamorada

What a day today it was very good fishing.  The water temps rose slightly a couple degrees into the mid to l0w 60s, and the fish got fired up.  We wore ’em out all day long today… snook, redfish, black drum, and sheepshead.  It seemed every boat in the area did fairly well too.  Caught the last of the falling tide in one spot and it was good, then the beginning of the rise in another spot.  I think we boated over 50 fish.  Everything was eating shrimp worked very slowly on the bottom.  Hopefully it’ll hold up a bit longer, I am booked through the weekend.  Tomorrow they want sharks so I’m not sure how that’ll be but hopefully they’ll bite, I may try to talk ’em into this though as it was so good today.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk