2/3/17 February Fishing in Islamorada

Got out with Bill and Elaine today some of my regulars down from New York.  We mixed it up and tried for some snook this morning.  We got in on a good spot luckily first thing, not red hot but we were able to catch 5 fish there in about an hour, and a couple were larger fish.  Bill had the hot hand and caught them all including a nice 10-11 lber!  After that we tried a couple other spots without much luck, finally we caught 1 little snook in the 3rd stop.  Then decided to go try some other things.  We went into the gulf and saw a triple tail but unfortunately didn’t get him to eat and he seemed spooked after that and didn’t pay us any attention.  We tried a couple spots for mackerel but didn’t have a whole lot of luck, we were able to catch some jacks and lane snappers, but just little guys.  The mackerels were around they would follow the jigs on occasion, but weren’t biting.  I think if we had a bit more patience and time we would’ve caught a few.  After that we made a bathroom break on one of the islands in the bay, and then caught our limit of mangrove snappers for dinner.  All in all a good day, flat calm for most of it and I think that actually made fishing a little tougher.  Out again tomorrow hopefully it’s not too busy out there on the weekend!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk