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’.

4/17/19 April Snook Fishing in the Florida Keys

Fun day 2 with Brent and Colin! We decided to mix it up and went after snook in the Everglades. We first had to catch some pilchards, which we found near home. Got one good shot on them and wound … Continue reading

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4/11/19 April Fishing Islamorada in the Gulf of Mexico

Well got cancelled last minute so my dad jumped at the opportunity. We took our friend Brandon who works at bud n marys. Near slick calm but still a slight west breeze early. Water was super muddy in a lot … Continue reading

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4/3/19 April Snook and Redfish Fishing in Islamorada

Fun day with new customers Jon and Ronda. They did not want to go after tarpon and I was fine to give them a break today, as it was forecast to be pretty windy and not ideal conditions. It ended … Continue reading

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3/24/19 March Florida Keys Everglades Fishing Report

Had David and Jared out today after a day off yesterday. Winds were howling a little bit, east though so not a bad direction. Water temps still on the chilly side. We opted for action and to maybe try for … Continue reading

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3/22/19 March Florida Keys Fishing Charter Report

Good fishing with Steve, Logan, and Wayne. We had more of the late cold front, even chillier and windier this morning. Not too bad though and at least it’s been a gradual cool down so hasn’t seemed to shock the … Continue reading

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