10/5/19 Everglades backcountry fishing trip in the Florida Keys

Awesome day with Glen and Alan! We started out in hopes of some bigger fish. We had some luck and found some nicer black drums and snook, with some decent redfish mixed in. Unfortunately our nicest fish got away. Alan also got a tarpon to the boat which was cool,first cast! Later we had hooked up a double header of a big 20+ lb snook, and s 25+ lb black drum ! The snook came up shaking his head after a long 40 yard run, and chaffed the leader. Then the drum showed himself one time, and we saw a huge boil where a shark got him and that was that! Heartbreaker! We pulled hook and broke off a couple other jumbo snook, they just had our number today. But we still landed a few decent ones though. After that we found a ton of smaller snook, just about every cast for an hour! Afterwards we picked some more snook in other areas, as well as a juvenile Goliath grouper and a Cobia. Just an awesome day, hope this great fishing keeps up! It’s gonna be an awesome winter!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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