Got out for a 3/4 day with my friend Dave Limroth and his buddies Bob and Chris. Dave has been fishing down in the keys for over 30 years and always stays at bud n marys in October so I’ve known him for a while. We had a little weather change the winds kicked up a good bit and things cooled off a hair with a mild front dropping temperatures a few degrees. We got into the backcountry and the wind swung more northerly, making it nice and calm back there early on for the first hour or two being in the lee of the wind. Fishing was pretty good, it took a little bit to get going but boy it was a total change from the last time i was in these areas. Lots of big snook showed up, we probably caught 15 or so in the 10 to 20 lb range. Also plenty of redfish up to about 13 lbs or so, and a couple of nice black drums of 15 and 20 or so lbs. And don’t forget a couple juvenile goliath groupers. It was just good fishing honestly doesn’t really get a whole lot better than this. We fished mostly with our jigs and shrimp but did catch a few fish on pinfish too. Finished the day on a new spot I found that had a bunch of smaller redfish and some very nice trout which was cool too. We’re filming episode 4 of the BNM YouTube show tomorrow, hoping to get out in the gulf for something new. But I have several days open next week fishing has been really good so give me a shout!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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