12/21/18 December Backcountry Islamorada Fishing Report

Well the weather man was wrong, today was suppose to be rainy and super windy. It was windy but just a normal spring like day blowing 20 to 25 south. The rain held off but is coming tonight. I had Ernie, Michael, and Andy down to fish. We did some snapper fishing early which was very good. Some nice size fish on cut bait and a few redfish mixed in as well. We had though we may just do a half day if the rain came, but it stayed nice so we decided to venture into the backcountry. We did very well back there, tons of redfish as expected and a couple snook, a juvenile Goliath grouper, and some nice jack crevelles. We hit multiple spots and they were all pretty good. I thought the south wind may mess it up a little, but the fish didn’t seem to mind today. Looks like tomorrow will probably be best to stay home, 40 mph west wind. I’m leaving town Saturday but looks like it’ll get nice again right away. If you are looking to come down after Christmas, I still have a couple days open between that and New year’s. Give me a shout and have Merry Christmas!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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