2/24/19 February Backcountry Fishing Trip in Islamorada Florida

Got out with Scott and his family today for a full day.  We ran back into the everglades with hopes of tarpon, but a backup plan of redfish, snook, etc…  South breeze which we don’t like too much, it’s a bad wind for fishing our backcountry in many areas.  Good thing we had the backup plan, there were not many tarpon about but we did manage to get a bite out of one.  He did not stay on the hook for us though.  We ended up catching quite a few redfish though probably close to three dozen or so, and maybe a half dozen small snook and a good dozen or so sea trout.  We hooked a couple big sharks too but they broke us off unfortunately.  Winds are suppose to swing back northeast tomorrow, and it’ll be windy but then Wednesday it starts to get calm, and Thursday through Sunday looks very calm I think it’ll be great fishing those days.  Anyways you gotta fish your conditions and that is what we did today, and we made a good day of it.  Back at it tomorrow.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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