Fishing Islamorada in October 2012

The wind was blowing recently pretty badly here in Islamorada fishing in the florida keys.  All the way back to 10/12/12.  The northwest hard wind that blew up to 22 mph made us run all the way backcountry fishing islamorada to cape sable, hoping the wind would keep the water cleaner in the creeks.  It swung around the wrong way though, which  can happen when october fishing islamorada.  Luckily the water was semi-protected where we went, we hit some points on the low tide and caught some very nice reds and snook on pinfish.  Bob McClure, our friend, lost a very nice snook on light tackle with shrimp on a jighead.  Bob pitched in the major leagues for 20 years, going to the 82 world series with the Brewers.  He also was pitching coached for many teams, including the Miami Marlins.  Hitting a few other mouths and points, we didn’t have much luck as the water got higher and the fish scattered up into the creeks and downs trees.  We went from deep to shallow, finding some new spots and hitting some trees, openings, forage, what have you.  We picked a half dozen reds here, 4 there, that kind of thing, plus a few snook. Redfish in Islamorada is going to be great in the coming months, winter time.  We also got a few black drum which are fun and a great cooler water fishery.  We got into some more nice snook on the way home, catching 5 or so, plus losing several lunnkers in the trees.  A few more nice reds too and a small goliath grouper.  Snook fishing Islamorada is often best in the fall months.  We found some more reds in deeper water on the way home too, and had one tarpon that spit our pinfish bait out.  Lost a large snook of 20 lbs that jumped into a tree and around a branch, breaking us off.  Oh well, very fun day and did not get home till late, another great florida keys fishing charter.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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