1/13/19 January Florida Keys Full Day Fishing Trip

Fun day with Irv and Linda. Irv fished with me last year and caught I think my largest tarpon of the year, close to a 200 lber. Today we had a slick calm day and hit the backcountry and gulf. Started off fishing for reds at the top of the tide. It was pretty good, lots of action and as many as you wanted. We also caught a bunch of mullet as they were swarming. Next stop we fished some shoreline and found some more redfish. More of a pick here but better side fish. We did get a nice 29 incher, over slot fish! Linda also got a nice sheepshead and a big tripletail about an 11 lber. After that we ran offshore and tried a few gulf spots. Didn’t find a whole lot on the wrecks we hit, mostly Jack’s. But we did we across a school of tarpon we messed with but no bites, though did get a shark. Later we found some big wads of mackerel eating baits. We drifted through and caught plenty on our jigs. Tried one more spot on the way home for a Cobia but no luck, though did get a few trout and snapper. All in all lots of fun. Looks like it’ll be cooling down again but not suppose to be super windy. I’m fairly open this week, just busy Tuesday, so if you wanna go lemme know. Conditions look pretty favorable for the backcountry!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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