Got out with Lee and his wife today for a quick little half day islamorada fishing charter. We hit the patch reefs since the winds were light and there has been pretty good action out there as of late. They also wanted eating fish and that is usually a good bet for that this time of year too. We got into some big bar jacks and cero mackerel in the first stop. The cero mackerel is the best eating of all the mackerels and we usually find them on the ocean side patch reefs. Though not as consistently as the spanish mackerels in the gulf. But they were fun and great action! The next few stops were mostly snappers… mangroves, yellowtail, lanes, and muttons. Nothing huge but some decent mangroves for dinner at least. We also got one nice hogfish but it was his lucky day, they are out of season now until May so we really can’t keep them any longer as our fishing season for them is in the winter and spring. The last stop also had some small juvenile groupers which were something different to pull on. All in all just a gorgeous day here winter time in islamorada florida. Got the next few days booked and xmas week is looking pretty busy. I have a few openings right after xmas the 26th and 27th, if anyone wants to go let me know! Also can go the morning of the 23rd, saturday morning.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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