11/20/18 November Backcountry Fishing in Islamorada

Great day with return clients David and Kathy today!  We headed out into the backcountry towards Flamingo with some shrimp.  Caught some pilchards on the way, it was slick calm and the bait finally showed back up heavily after disappearing since the last cold front.  We loaded up and hit the creeks.  Bottom of the tide with a nice incoming current.  We picked around, catching a few fish off each spot.  Nice way to fish as it keeps it interesting, picking and moving.  We never got into any big rally of fish, as we’d been finding tons of little redfish the last several trips back there.  But today just a handful in each spot as I said, and they were larger fish too!  We made out good catching about 2 dozen fish in there altogether plus a baby goliath grouper.  After the tide got higher and we had a little time left, we decided to run out and try a spot on the way home.  Found some more redfish here and a couple more snook as well.  Topped our day out with about 30 fish, just fantastic fishing so nice to see.  It’s been really good and I think will continue to be.  I have some days open after Thanksgiving weekend, and plenty in the first couple weeks of December too.  It’s a great time to come as it’s still offseason so you get the place to yourself as oppose to being here in season when it’s busy.  Give me a shout if you want to get out on the water!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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