Category Archives: Backcountry Fishing Reports

The latest backcountry islamorada fishing reports from Capt. Rick Stanczyk. These reports are the truth – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Remember all florida keys fishing guides fish the same waters and I take pride in ‘straight shooting’ with my florida keys fishing reports. I often fish the gulf of mexico, florida bay, the everglades, near islamorada, and the patch reefs offshore which are all under the ‘backcountry’ umbrella. I’ll let you know what I’ve been catching, and what I expect to be catching in the near future. Remember I’m on the water over 300 trips a year and I’ve been fishing here a long time. I try to include plenty of pictures as well as useful information so you’ll get a feel of how I fish and what to expect. Also if you want to appear in my fishing reports just let me know, I’m happy to add any of my customers by request! You can scroll down and click the title of any fishing report to read the full thing with pictures, as well as just look where the text stops and click ‘continue reading’.

8/11/17 August Islamorada Fishing Report

August is rolling by quick and we are still absolutely killing it with the tarpon.  The summer time fishing has been nothing short of epic this year.  We’ve been averaging almost 3 fish a trip, and have only had a … Continue reading

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7/28/17 July Fishing in Islamorada

July is almost over it’s hard to believe but here we are!  Fishing has been pretty great we’ve had a very good summer fishing in islamorada which is nice.  Most people don’t realize that some of the best fishing the … Continue reading

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6/23/17 June Islamorada Fishing Report

June has rolled by quickly and summer time tarpon fishing is in full swing.  That is still my focus this time of year and really all through the summer into September and even October.  This last month the fishing hasn’t … Continue reading

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5/11/17 May Islamorada Fishing Report

Whew time is flying by this year it’s already mid May and we are getting into our ‘summer time’ tarpon fishing.  This is by far my favorite time of year for fishing here for tarpon… when the winds calm down, … Continue reading

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4/6/17 April Fishing in Islamorada

April is here and that usually means the start of ‘prime time’ tarpon season!  Fish have definitely shown up around many of the local bridges and channels.  However it has not been ‘red hot’ fishing all the time.  Being there … Continue reading

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