2/7/19 February Backcountry Islamorada Fishing Report

Nice day with Irv and Carson! Carson hadn’t caught a snook before so we decided to go after some of them. With the warmer weather, it’d been a little harder finding nice size snook/reds, but we did manage a handful and some smaller guys too. Irv had the hot hand though, landing the biggest snook, a nice black drum, had a small tarpon on for a minute, and several monster lookdowns! We also had plenty of redfish, and a few snappers including a juvenile cubers, and they each got a tripletail but was a little rough out there and we didn’t see any keepers. We did have a 30 lb Cobia swim up to us while tripletailing, but by the time we got spun around and set up we didn’t see him and it was difficult to get set up with the big swells. Nice to see the backcountry still so alive! Off the next couple days and then back at it Sunday!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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