2/14/19 Valentines Day February Fishing Trip

Fantastic day with Howard and Amit. There buddies came down and also fished with Capt. Bill Bassett on his boat. We had a cold front come in yesterday. Didn’t get crazy cold but the winds cranked hard and definitely cooled off a bit. Super low tides early with the wind blowing it out. We were barely able to get where we wanted but squeaked in there. Howard got s snook right off the bat, then a red a little later. We had to jump around, but got on a better redfish bite after that. Took a little bit to get them going, but when they did it was strong fishing with lots of double headers! After the tide quit and wind laid off slightly, we decided to try some other things. We got on a pretty good snook bite, water looked great with a nice easy tide. Howard and Amit both caught a good handful of snook, with four being nice size ones and several smaller ones too. Amit also jumped a small tarpon. We also picked a few more redfish and a sheepshead. We tried one last spot in hopes of something real big, but not much luck there. A bunch of catfish but on another nearby spot we tried and did find some Jacks and nice size trout. Day 2 tomorrow let’s see what it brings!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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