Got out for a full day today with Bill and his buddies. We fished around Flamingo and had a great day! Just stuck with our shrimp, we checked a few spots for bait but didn’t see much just a handful and didn’t really seem worth messing with. But we hammered the snook in the first stop, I think we probably caught 50 or so. Also a handful of redfish and snappers. Sharks started to find us after a little while but didn’t lose too many. Afterwards we fished a few other islands and worked around, just a slow pick of fish from there on it but probably managed another 8 or so snook and a few more reds. After that we decided to run in the gulf and look for some tripletail. We found some good numbers right away, although small, but eventually got a nice 10 lber or so. Then we looked for a while and didn’t see much, and eventually got into another promising area where again we saw quite a few small guys then another keeper size that unfortunately wouldn’t eat for us. After that we looked a bit more but things dried up and the water started getting nasty. But all in all a great day! Still very warm, suppose to get a ‘cool front’ this weekend, just dropping 4 or 5 degrees but it’s something. Fishing is still good though but looking forward to a little cool off, and may make the fishing even better!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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