1/6/12 40 snook, dozen reds, and more in Islamorada, FL!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished a full day today on 1/6/12 and headed back into the everglades early. Yesterday some big schools of snook showed up way in the back, likely from this cold weather driving them down from the gulf coast of florida. These fish were there today for our islamorada snook fishing trip. We set up early, leaving the dock by 7 AM. Shrimp was the bait of choice hooked through the horns on troll-rites, as the water was still cold. Fish bit all through the end of the falling tide, slack tide, and the in tide. We never moved all day, probably caught close to 40 snook, several nice size specimens such as these. Also about a dozen redfish, handful of larger ones. A couple black drum, trout, and sheepshead! Aside from a few other boats running in on top of us and practically casting into our boat, it was a great day on the water! Come on down for some january fishing in islamorada! Aside from the last few days we've had a pretty mild winter - lots of fish to catch that haven't been blown out by the cold. As you can see even when we do get the cold snaps, it often brings some different angling opportunities!