12/12/17 December black drum fishing in Islamorada

Got out with Alec and Zack today for a full day in the islamorada backcountry.  With the cold weather the black drum in islamorada have been active.  We had a nice day though it was chilly but the winds laid out.  We found the drums this morning it wasn’t as red hot as yesterday but a solid pick.  We bagged a few sheepshead too and one snook while doing so.  Yesterday we had a lot more snook action today though not so much.  But the tides were a little weird it was incoming and stayed high for the whole time we were back there.  Later on we found a good handful of redfish in another area, and got a couple more snook there too.  An area I haven’t fished much lately but good to see them there.  We also hit one more pocket that had some nice sea trout in it.  Always good to see trout they are a sign of healthy water.  On the way home we ran the gulf side trap lines looking for triple tail.  I didn’t see much further up where we were but once we got into the right zone we found a lot of them!  Not many large ones but enough to throw at and have fun, the boys each caught one and we called it a day and headed home.  Great day on the water looks like another reinforcing front is coming in though and it’ll be a little windy tonight and tomorrow, but late tomorrow it’s gonna be calm again and thursday and friday look very nice!  Should be great fishing.  I’m booked those days but come this weekend and next week I have openings, give me a shout if you are looking to go!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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