December Backcountry Fishing Key Largo

Hello friends and thanks for tuning in for this december key largo fishing report! Today we hit flamingo which is a well known area for boats fishing out of Islamorada and Key Largo. Though Islamorada it can be a much quicker run especially if you want to work out west of there!!! We had a handful of juvenile reds and not much else so decided to move out towards the cape.

Boats were out and about today, and many in spots I wanted to fish unfortunately, so I ended up running all the way to east cape. When we have these very cold waters from cold fronts, often times fish get pushed up into the creeks and canals that go up into the mainland in the deeper water seeking warmth. I was hoping for this on our key largo fishing charter.

However fishing was not as great as I hoped though we picked at fish, catching 15 or so black drum, redfish, and sheepshead back there. I think many were still in shock from the temperature drop, as a few days ago the water was still 75 and we have not had any other cold water aside from a mini front around thanksgiving.

A couple of the black drum and sheepshead were nice size though which made the day and got us a good dinner! All fish caught using live shrimp on jigs key largo backcountry fishing.

This christmas week looks to be slammed, if you want to go fishing give me a call I have a couple afternoon slots open or can find great experience key largo fishing guide boats to send you with! Hope you have a merry christmas and happy new years, we will be out there catching some fish!

About Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Florida Keys Fishing Captain born and raised in Islamorada, FL!
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