5/21/20 Snowy Grouper Deep dropping in Islamorada!

Check out this awesome Snowy Grouper we caught while fishing with my uncle Scott aboard his boat, Catch 22!  Great tasting we made fresh ceviche and enjoyed it.   We were fishing in around 800 feet of water where we sometimes catch queen snapper, and this bad boy ended up coming up from the depths.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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Family fun day offshore, dolphin and tuna!

Had a great time with the family a couple days ago on a belated mother’s day fishing trip!  My brother Nick and I brought our mom and her husband Tim, our wives, and our kids Felix, Beau, and Sadie out.  Lots of fun and laughs, caught some tuna and dolphin.  Check out the video!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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4/14/20 Epic day catching 18 sailfish while they were tailing!

Unforgettable day on the edge of the reef… tailing sailfish condition in April with big numbers of sails to sight cast to!  Incredible fun and not something you get to see every day for sure.  Enjoying this time with family, silver lining of dealing with COVID-19.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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2/10/15 January and February Deep Sea Fishing Report for Islamorada

It’s been busy here since Christmas while deep sea fishing in Islamorada. We’ve had pretty steady fishing overall too. Some trips are a little slower than others, but you have to remember it’s always fishing! The sailfish bite has been a little hit and miss. Some days we have a few shots, and the next we never see a fish. Overall though if you put your time in, most days we’ve a shot or two, just catching the fish when you have your opportunity is key! We’ve had plenty of snapper, mostly yellowtails, but a few mangrove and big muttons. The kingfish bite has been very steady too, with fish from 5 – 25 lbs. Furthter offshore while deep dropping (deep water bottom fishing) we’ve been catching some tilefish, snowy grouper, yellowedge grouper, and queen snapper. I had one monster snowy grouper that weighed 42 lbs! I’ve been on 4 swordfish trips since the new year and caught 1 fish on 3 of them and one trip yielded 2 fish. We’ve caught a couple tuna and ambjerjack on the reef and wrecks, as well as a few sharks. There’s been a few mahi around as well, but they aren’t prime targets this time of year. We did have a nice 26 lb bull one day. We will focus on reef fishing the next couple months, and soon after that will start heading offshore in the later spring. Send me an email to bnmcharters@gmail.com if you’d like to book a charter.

Capt. Nick Stanczyk

 

12/3/14 Reef Fishing in Islamorada

It’s definitely “winter-time” fishing here in Islamorada now! We’ve had a few cold fronts come through the last few weeks and we are seeing the usual suspects while out there fishing. Each trip on my charter boat, Bn’M II at Bud n’ Mary’s Marina, has been a little different. Conditions change everyday but we’ve caught plenty of fish by the end of each Islamorada full day fishing trip. We’ve had quite a few families out fishing the last couple weeks and it’s been great seeing the smiles all the kids have had while catching fish! We’ve been live baiting while kite fishing and slow trolling for sailfish, king mackerel, and the occasional mahi and blackfin tuna. A couple days we caught a surprising amount  of mahi for late November, but I wouldn’t expect to catch tons of them throughout the winter.  I really haven’t put much time in for wahoo or cobia yet, but I have seen a couple around the dock. They should only get better as the weeks pass. We’ve been doing a lot of anchoring down for bottom fishing lately too. A few days the conditions were tough, with the current going into the wind. But after moving a couple times and trying both the shallow patch reefs and the deeper main reef we’ve caught a bucket full of fish each trip! We’ve had plenty of yellowtail snapper, a few big mangrove snapper, a couple mutton snapper, a few black groupers, and had a surprise amberjack the other day. Send me an email to bnmcharters@gmail.com and let me know if you’d like to book a fishing trip.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Nick Stanczyk