2/1/20 February Fishing Islamorada Florida

Got out with Dan, Mike, and Bill for the day.  We fished the backcountry, pretty nice conditions the winds laid down and slightly prefrontal as we have another cold front coming in over the weekend.  We tried for some big fish early on, luck was with us.  We found some big reds early, getting a whopper probably 30-35 lbs, and a couple in the 25 lb range on a double header!  Then a nice 12-15 lb black drum.  Wow what a way to start!  After that we tried another spot and had a nice something get eaten by a shark, then just a few jacks and trout at the next couple spots.  We went in the creeks and got into a good bite of smaller redfish and snook, got better as the tide bottomed out.  Good action for us.  Then tried again for a a shot at bigger fish before heading home, we got one big black drum about a 25 lber, and then a few more jacks and trout, and rocked up by a goliath grouper.  But all in all a spectacular day!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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