1/9/19 January Charter Fishing in the Everglades National Park

Got out with Tom, Chuck, and Donna today for a 3/4 day trip.  We fished in the everglades.  Things cooled down a little as we have a cold front coming in, with a bit of a breeze out of the north.  We jumped into some creeks with the falling tide where I knew we’d have to spend the morning, as with the tide getting low we wouldn’t be able to get out.  But fishing had been good in there so I felt confident.  We ended up having great fishing, catching a ton of redfish early on.  We picked away at a few snook, but as the tide started to turn, the reds cooled off and the snook moved in!  We had a handful of nice size fish, and lost our two biggest unfortunately.  Tom hooked a nice juvenile tarpon too that we had on for a minute but he threw the hook.  Later on we moved and found a bunch more snook on a tree, and even a few trout as well in one of the creeks.   We gave it an extra 30 minutes of fishing as I was worried about getting through some areas with the tide, but no big deal.  All in all a great day.  It’s suppose to get into the 50s the next couple nights, so that should turn on our cold weather fishing.  Some bigger snook and drum should move in, and next week we have some more cold on the way too.  This is what we wait for in January!  I have plenty of openings starting Saturday, if you want to get out give me a shout.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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