1/31/2023 End of January some goodun’s around!

Got out for some fun fishing with my dad and one of our great marina employees Lainey!  Went after the big dawgs not much happening early we hit quite a few areas without much luck though we did catch a couple of juvenile goliaths.  We were really hoping for a big snook or cobia.  Finally after a few hours of jumping around we hooked what we believe was a nice snook though we pulled the hook on her!  Had a few jacks give us some action.  Then the last few stops things started to come alive Lainey hooked a beautiful bull red that she fought for several minutes but unfortunately the hook opened up slightly and pulled!  Quite a heart breaker.  Then we ran to an area we hadn’t fished much lately just because it’d been dead the last few months but today it was lively!  My dad got a nice jumbo snook on the first stop.  A few big jacks at the next stop.  Then the final spot of the day was loaded with some monster tripletail!  We caught two nice keepers 20+ inches and a couple that were near legal that we through back.  And we saw one jumbo slowly swim away slightly spooked.  Great way to end the day and great to see some of them around!  You never know what you’ll find these days.  Also a few days ago got a couple of nice large tarpon with return customer Howard and a few other bites plus a cobia one day, and the day before that plenty of mackerel, snapper, sharks, and a big sawfish!

I’ve just opened my calendar through May and am doing my 2022 rates through February ($1235.00/day for 1 or 2 people , $1335.00 for 3 people).  Then in March through May I’m only going to be fishing three days a week and new pricing schedule so please check with me but that is prime tarpon season and a very busy time.  So I’d recommend getting something on the calendar soon!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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