Islamorada beats Chicago in the winter time...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 08:36PM
Capt. Nick Stanczyk

Well I convinced my good friend Jack Siragusa to come down from the windy city for a few days and hang out here at the marina. The first couple of days we spent some time on the reef and caught sailfish, kingfish, dolphin, amberjack, and crevalle jack. With good weather coming for the last day of the 2008 year I figured what could be better than a day out on the swordfish grounds. So Jack, Richard, Vic, Croft, Spicey Mikey Meatballs, and myself loaded the boat and headed out. Fishing was great, we caught 4 swords, 3 for Jack up to 75 lbs, and little Croft Upchurch caught his first sword , about 90 lbs. But Jacks' Adventure wasn't over yet... while winding up our swordfish bait we noticed what appeared to be a blue marlin behind the boat... so we let the bait out, and before we knew it.. there was a 250 lb blue marlin jumping wildly in our wake... Jack ran to the chair and after 30 minutes.. he had his first blue marlin boatside... till next time....

Article originally appeared on Bud N' Mary's Florida Keys Fishing Reports and Islamorada Charters (http://www.budnmarysblog.com/).
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