2/5/19 February Spanish Mackerel Fishing in Islamorada

Fun 3/4 day with Carol and Wayne visiting from Knoxville. We checked out the gulf with the light winds it was very nice out there. Did some Spanish mackerel early, I haven’t been out there much but it was good just about every cast and some nice size fish too! After that we looked for some tripletails. Didn’t see a ton, but once we got in the zone we saw more. Caught a few and missed a few, but a good time none the less. After that we still had a little time so we tried for something big. We put some chunked mackerel out, and got a bite pretty soon after. Carol hooked and caught a lunker bull redfish! Very cool and unexpected. We got a shark after that, and called it a day. Good fishing continues looks like it’ll be getting slightly windier tomorrow. It’s warm enough a few tarpon should start showing up, probably not gonna be red hot fishing unless we get a slicked out calm day, but could be worth a try if the temperatures don’t drop again. Might be giving it a whirl later this week… Stay tuned!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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