11/18/18 November Backcountry Everglades Fishing

Got out with Joey and Casey for a full day today.  We headed out into the backcountry early with our shrimp.  Things warmed up a bit from the last couple days though still a little chilly in the AM.  The first couple spots we did not find much, and one of those spots the no-see-ums ate us alive!  Yesterday we had good fishing there but today it just warmed up a little too much and we were in the lee of the wind, so it was buggy.  We ran and checked out a different area, and did well.  Slow pick to start but eventually it was almost every cast with redfish and a few snook mixed in.  We found reds in several more areas, and all of them same thing once they got going it was all the action you wanted.  We tried a spot out in the gulf offshore for some mackerels later in the afternoon, but did not have any luck with that.  Though we did get some jack crevelles and blue runners out there.  We caught one more snook on our way in.  All in all another good day, back at it tomorrow with a half day shark trip.  I’m busy through next weekend, but have some openings next week and then plenty of days available in December.  Give me a shout the everglades backcountry fishing in Islamorada is really good and should stay that way.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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