Mid December Islamorada Fishing Report

Well winter is here we’ve had a few real cold fronts with temperatures dipping down into the 50s.  It had just warmed up after the last one and gotten to feel almost like summer again, and boom today was back into the high 50s in the morning.  But the fish haven’t minded I’ve had some luck with some bigger specimens the last week or so.  When it’s calm it’s been more productive for those big boys, but when the wind is blowing we’ve been fishing in the more protected areas and usually getting some good action with the numbers although smaller fish.  Though I’ve been spoiled what can I say!  Here are some of the great fish we caught in the last 10 days or so.  Some big redfish on the prowl in the near gulf, as well as some large black drum after the cold fronts.  The big snook have been around on & off all summer but will get good after it gets cold as well.  Plenty of days open in January and I still have some open during christmas week believe it or not.  January is one of my favorite months of the year to fish as it’s our coldest month and if you time it right that is often when the big boys come out to play.  Of course that’s hard to do but fishing is all about taking chances!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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