Well fishing has continued to be good throughout this january fishing florida keys. Yesterday and today the Cromwells, Rich and Luke, fished with Capt. Rick Stanczyk and Capt. Nick Stanczyk for some offshore and backcountry fishing. Yesterday we fished the gulf mostly, stopped at the cape on the way to try and catch a snook. We were successful and caught 2 nothing real big but snook none the less! We then ran out into the gulf and hit some structure, no luck at the first stop, so continued west and ran the trap lines. Tripetails were out, we messed with those for a bit and caught 6 in total all sight casting plus a few for dinner. Islamorada triple tail fishing is lots of fun! We hit our wreck destination right on time at the change of the tide. Cobias popped up fairly quick, we caught 4/5 including one keeper all on light tackle. We also had one goliath eat a live bait on the bottom though he wasn't able to swallow it and a shark ate it, unfortunately he was being picky and we never got him to bite again. On the way home we caught some nice trout too, great day on this january backcountry fishing islamorada. Capt. Ken Cohan also reported a good mix of fish in the bays. They included spanish mackerel, bluefish, trout, ladyfish, pompano, and jacks. Mostly fishing muds near the edge of the gulf back towards the cape area. On the offshore side with the BNM they fished an afternoon 3/4 day. They caught some tunas early offshore, nice blackfins. Tuna fishing islamorada has been good as of late and provides great dinner for those that love fish! They also caught nice yellowtail florida keys reef fishing. At the end they stuck it out and Luke released 2 sailfish as well! The Fearless with Capt. Joe Hendrix reported 20 nice blackfin tunas this morning out at the humps. Also on the Catch 22, Capt. Scott Stanczyk fished Kris and Eugen Fine with a group of 6 including 4 US Army Officers on 1/20/13. They had 5 sailfish dancing on the surface and caught! They also caught some large blackfin tuna, a cobia, and bonita.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk