11/8/19 November Gulf and Backcountry Fishing

Got out filming today for episode 4 of the BNM YouTube show!  We mixed it up a bit to try and show some different stuff.  Caught a few nice snook, reds, and drums early on just cause it looked good, and also bagged a nice 30 lb tarpon on light tackle!  Nice way to start the day.  Then we went out in the gulf.  Found some big pods of bait and got into some monster spanish mackerel.  It was fun as we were able to chase and cast to them, as opposed to sitting and chumming.  But nice size fish!  We also got some jacks, a pompano, and a few trout and sharks while doing this.  We finished the day catching several goliath groupers, one was about 300 lbs!  Was hoping we’d find a few cobia or permit but unfortunately no luck there, there was a boat on one spot where we wanted to go but that looked like it’d of been the place!  Anyways great fishing still!  Looks like we have some weather coming in the next week bringing some cooling off.  It’ll be good for the backcountry for sure… snook, drums, reds, etc… should be firing off.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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