Capt. Rick Stanczyk had Bob Davidson and crew out for a day of fishing the gulf of mexico on 7/28/12. We started off some of the banks that line the edge of everglades national park and the gulf. The bite was hot with a mix of big ladyfish, sea trout, mangrove snappers, and jack crevelle. We loaded up on fish for dinner, as well as more for bait for larger specimen. We then headed to try to find some goliaths we had some action with the prior day, however another boat was fishing it, so we headed back west into the open gulf. We had one of wrecks to our selves and the fish were there! We had the last of the incoming tide. Big schools of permit in every direction, great permit fishing in islamorada. We caught about 8 total on shrimp and even bare jigs! We tried pitching the one crab we had to some of the larger ones, though they did not appear interested. After the tide started to fall we anchored up, and chunked up some ladyfish and caught 6 big goliath groupers up to 200 lbs! Bob also got a nice 75 lb bull shark. We also managed one cobia to the boat, and had one other small 4 pack follow a goliath up and disappear. Great action and love to see it this time of year!
Capt. Bill Bassett also fished in the backcountry today and reported good action. They caught plenty of trout and ladyfish in the bays. They found lots of tarpon around some islands and had a couple in the air! They also poled around a bit later and caught several redfish, after that they headed in a little earlier to beat the heat!