12/23/19 Pre Christmas Fishing Trip in the Florida Keys

Got out for a day today again finally.  Had to cancel 4 trips in the last week due to weather, a couple days I would’ve opted to not go (wind, rain, and chilly), but a couple of them I definitely would’ve gone.  Only problem was semi-local customers coming from miami and such, makes it hard because they don’t want to show up at the dock at 7 AM in the morning to make the game time decision, and a lot of the times the weather man is wrong on his forecasts ahead of time.  But we made it out today again and it was one of those days where you likely would’ve cancelled looking at the forecast, but it ended up being a pretty nice day.  Just a light misty drizzle for the ride out and then the rain cleared, and the winds swung around northwest and actually weren’t as bad as predicted.  I had Andrew, Mono, and Rob.  We had a steady pick of fish all day, catching a few in many spots and a three spots catching a half dozen or so in.  Really stayed in fish almost all day I don’t think we went more than 20 minutes without catching something.  Not a whole lot of big ones but we did catch slot reds.  We did find a monster snook though for Andrew he got a nice 38 incher, fish of a lifetime would’ve made a great christmas present to put up on the wall with a mount from Gray Taxidermy!  Anyways I’m off for christmas then booked up through the holidays and then going skiing in early January.  But stay tuned for some more reports and if you want to go fishing in January it’s a great time to come with the colder weather we get, expect more big snook to show up!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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