1/28/20 January Slick Calm Backcountry Fishing Day

Got out with a long time friend Charlie Kluck and his buddy Herman down from North Dakota.  We had a slick out with the weather and looked like a gorgeous day.  Stuck on the outside as I figured the bugs would be bad early. We picked away catching a few redfish, trout, jack, mackerel, croaker, and stuff jigging along with shrimp.  We got in a good area and got a couple big black drum too which was awesome… big nasties about 22 and 25 lbs each!  After that we found a few more black drum and some snook in an area.  Then we got a nice redfish.  Worked our way into the creeks after that and tore up the smaller snook and a few decent reds along with a couple small goliath grouper, and had a tarpon on for a minute.  All in all just a fantastic day!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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