1/28/2024 Epic Permit catch with Capt. Trent in Islamorada!

Capt. Trentin got out on the seacraft for a full day of fishing today.  It was a prefrontal day… suppose to drop down in the 60s tonight and possibly mid 50s tomorrow night.  But was nice and warm today and calm in some areas.  The type of day something magical can happen for sure.  Trent said they found tarpon rolling in quite a few places when they left the dock.  He ran to one of his favorite tarpon holes and ended up jumping 3 fish.  Not a bad bite for January!  After that they ended up running into some permit and floated a crab out for them and wham!  Hooked a big permit which they fought or about 45 minutes… what a battle he said.  Permit are one of the most sought after game fish in the Florida Keys and if you’ve ever caught one you can tell why.  They got hands on this fish so it was all smiles then.  After that the customers had requested dinner and hoped to get a legal mutton snapper.  With the calm conditions they snuck out to the deeper reef and got there target species a nice keeper mutton.  Also some big lane snappers so they had enough for the whole crew for dinner.  Quite a day!  I will say this front is coming in monday night and will get COLD but after that the wind lays down quickly but the temperatures will stay in the low 60s at night.  I think it’s a perfect recipe for some big fish action in the backcountry/near gulf.  If you want to get out there give me a shout!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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