Capt. Rick Stanczyk had a great day in the everlgades on 1/6/11! He went for a day of fun fishing with his girlfriend and mother, Elizabeth and Ginger Baxter, and good friend Jonathen Ness. They fished way back around the mainland of florida and the cape in the morning. Great bite of redfish the first spot they stopped, and a handful of decent size black drum! They ran up in a few winding creeks and caught a few more, along with some trout and ladyfish. Ended the day running around the gulf side back towards home, the water was real dirty with the west wind blowing so we didn't see much around the usual spots where you may find a cobia or triple tail lurking. We did fish a few runoffs closer to home and caught some more trout and ladyfish, and a few larger reds one of the islands on pinfish! All in all probably caught 30 drum altogether on this florida keys fishing trip!
Re: Everglades reds, 1/6/11, out of the Florida Keys!
Another day i'll add on to this thread from 1/10/11!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk took his father out, Capt. Richard Stanczyk Sr., along with family friend and photographer Ron Modra for some Islamorada fishing. They had a late start around 9 am, and got back to one of Richard's old favorite spots around 10. They stopped to catch a few pinfish at first, which came right up with a little chum. We stopped in a runoff creek and caught a handful of nice trout as well as some jacks. Putting up a little further (upon Rick's suggestion) they got into a huge mess of redfish! It was action every cast, some eating bare jigs! Probably caught 75 in total in about 2 hours. Also caught a nice bluefish on a pinfish as well as this nicer red (pictured). After the tide quit falling we ate some lunch and ran out into the gulf. Not much happening out there, though we did see shocked permit swimming around, threw him a shrimp which he boiled on but wouldn't eat. After this we ran back towards home and stopped at a favorite mackerel spot. Caught about 25 mackerels, with the little chum we had, and a nice one that was close to 8 lbs (pictured)! Had a good bite on the shark rod though that we missed, and called it a day! Gorgeous weather, some clouds and rain around though that didn't bother us. Fabulous day of florida keys fishing!