12/7/18 Drum and snook fishing in the everglades in December

A little cool off again yesterday and some of the bigger fish we like to see showed up! I had Matt and Adrienne down from Port Charlotte, visiting for a wedding. The winds laid down somewhat though still a little breezy. Negative tides out back so you really need to pay attention running around! We had plenty of nice, healthy snook with several drag screamers. A fair number of black drums as well, including one of those “big nasties”, a 30 lb monster! Not so many redfish for us today but a handful of little guys. We did get a few nice trout and sheepshead as well. Adrienne had really wanted a tarpon, and we did see a good handful but they were unresponsive. So it goes especially when it’s cold! However all in all, a lot of fun. By late morning it had warmed up considerably and it was time to take the jackets off. Matt booked me for May next year during prime tarpon time, so we can go after the silver king!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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