1/26/19 Half Day rainy windy day in January in Islamorada!

Chilly, rainy, windy morning! Will wanted to give it a go though and so I was game. We had a half day scheduled which was perfect. We blasted through some drizzly rain that just didn’t end. We rarely get that kind of weather here in the Florida Keys, but it was one of those handful of days of the year. Unfortunately I couldn’t really get where I wanted to go with the tide, so we had to backtrack a little bit but got on some decent fish. Very nice size mangrove snappers which was great action and lucky for them we were releasing ’em because he didn’t need any table fare. We also got about a half dozen sheepshead or so and a few jack crevelles. We worked around an island fishing various edges and all of them held some fish. We tried a mud as well for some trout and ladyfish, but not much doing and it was hard to see where the active fish mud was with the rain and wind. We gave it a little extra time as it finally got nicer and stopped in a spot where I thought a few reds might be, and we caught more snappers but did get one redfish at least. The rain did stop the rest of the day seemingly at least and a few more boats made it out in the afternoon. Tomorrow looks like a similar forecast but hopefully we’ll be able to squeeze a half day in, then Monday at least the moisture clears out and it’ll be cooling down again for a few nights. No pictures as my phone and hands were all wet hard to get it to work when you can’t get dry!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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