10/12/19 October Islamorada and Florida Keys Fishing Report

Got out with Jim, Jim, James, and Bob for a full day trip.  Nice thing about the new boat you can do 4 when necessary.  I don’t really advertise it as it’s just a little more work than I like and can make the fishing a little more difficult with more bodies in the way and stuff to be done constantly.  But off season I take ’em!  Luckily fishing has been good enough to support it as well.  We headed out into the backcountry, caught some bait on the way.  It was pretty windy and a little rainy in Islamorada, but once we got tucked away in the everglades it was nice until we left for home.  We were on fish all day, fished four spots and just hung tight as we steadily caught fish all day long.  It kind of got better and better.  Lost count on snook but I imagine 60 or so, and a good dozen redfish of nice quality size.  The boys had a great time!  I’ll be back at it tomorrow, then I dont’ have much going on during the week.  But Monday looks fairly nice, and by wednesday it’s suppose to get very calm for a few days through Friday… The big fish will hopefully come out to play those days.  We may go fun fishing/filming Wednesday, but if you are looking for ideal days to fish, Thursday and Friday could be it at least from what it looks like right now.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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