2/4/17 + 2/6/17 February Fishing Report Florida Keys

2/4/17 – Got out with Chase and Rhonda.  It was the swamp guides tournament, so I was a bit leary of staying out in the backcountry/everglades as there were gonna be a ton boats plus weekend warrior around.  We got out early and did hit a couple spots to catch Chase his first snook, we also got one other one, a redfish, and a black drum.  All while having about 40 boats go past us!  After that we hit the gulf and caught plenty of spanish mackerels, which was good action for Rhonda and what she wanted being a more novice fisher person.  When that was done, we caught a couple big monster bull sharks up to 300 lbs or so!  Looked for triple tails a little on the way home, but didn’t see any at all.  But all in all a great day with multiple varieties of fish.

2/6/17 – Had Steve and Jim some regulars of mine that always come this time of year.  They like to catch meat fish so we did just that.  Plenty of spanish mackerels, our limit of mangrove snappers, and some porgies as well.  The cooler was full!  We also caught a cool parrotfish, hogfish, and a few other odds in ends on the patch reefs.  Have them again tomorrow so may do a similar game plan but might spend some time looking for triple tails for them.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk