1/17/17 Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Trip in January

Got out into the backcountry again today it was kind of a slow pick throughout the day, never got into any big schools of fish.  But we worked around in the AM and eventually found a spot holding some decent sized sheepshead.  We caught maybe 8 or 10 of those and then fished around a bit.  Picked about half a dozen snook off a few spots, mostly little guys but did get one decent one, and lost two or three nice ones that broke us off or pulled the hook.  Also got a handful of black drums while doing this.  After that we hit a few other spots without much luck, but got a couple nice fish to end the day a black drum, a nice redfish, and a sheepshead.  Had falling tide most of the day, the fish seem to be pretty spread out and just takes patience to work areas and pick and move.  If you are a good caster it helps tremendously!  Anyways have a half day tomorrow probably do the patch reefs or maybe mackerels in the bay.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk