11/18/13 November snook fishing in Islamorada

Went out for fun today to explore some off of the cape area of the mainland everglades. November fishing in Islamorada is often a better time for species such as snook and redfish as water temperatures cool down a bit and there is a lot of whitebait a.k.a pilchards around. We had a good trip catching double digit snook and a few other rascals including a nice triple tail.  Pilchards have been fairly plentiful so most days we are catching a load of them in the morning and bringing them along with nice live shrimp.  Today we worked some new areas exploring.  We had some luck this morning with a few nice snook on the last of the falling tide.  After that it was a little slow while we tried some different areas.  Then late in the afternoon we found a few good spots on the higher incoming tide for snook. Both places the water was very nice and pushing easily along tree-lined shores and snook were waiting there to ambush prey.  The live pilchards are great because you can chum with them a little bit and get the fish really fired up and congregated in one area.


Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Capt. Rick Stanczyk is a locally born and raised charter fishing captain in Islamorada, FL. He caught his first bonefish when he was 3 and has been 'on the water fishing' ever since. He loves what he does and enjoys showing his clients a great time fishing in the Florida Keys. Contact him at 305-747-6903 or rick@fishingislamorada.com!