Had some fun on christmas day today for our fishing report key largo! The take today was snook, redfish, black drum, seatrout, ladyfish, snapper, jack crevalle, and cobia! Such a variety of fish! We caught some fishing the gulf of mexico. Now this is normally a far far run from key largo fishing.
However if you drive down south to Islamorada and depart there (only 20 minutes!) it is totally feasible! Some of the big redfish, cobia, and occasionally snook can be found on some structure out here as we did today. Inside the canal of east cape, we picked away at black drum and more snook, as well as some juvenile redfish and trout. Mostly casting shrimps and bouncing them slowly on the bottom.
We did catch a few snook on artificial white/red jigs. 3/8oz wait and worked them quickly around mangrove edges and downed trees. So many different possibilities on a december key largo fishing trip! The rest of the week the waters will continue to warm, today they reached 67 degrees – much more pleasant for the backcountry fish!
We should continue to have east/south east winds which are much warmer, so christmas week fishing should be very nice! Give me a call if your looking to go out!