Fishing Report Key Largo 12/30/12

Well we had another cold front here which put a damper on the key largo december fishing. Though we made it out today comfortably to east cape. We caught a snook, a few black drum, and sheepshead. The bites were few and far between however, water very mudded up and cold 65 degrees. We had the end of the falling tide.

So we decided to run to some other areas, exposed banks and channel runoffs looking for redfish and trout. A good 2nd game plan for a key largo fishing charter. We found a handful of redfish in one area, caught about half a dozen and a few slot fish. Also a handful of mangrove snapper. Later we moved to another channel and lots of jacks, ladyfish, a few pompano, and trout.

The water levels stayed low with the hard north/northeast wind even when tide started to come in flats were exposed. We caught 4 keeper trout which are still in season as it was never closed this year in our area. So we made the most of the difficult weather and conditions, bent the rod, and brought home dinner – a fine winter key largo fishing trip!

The day before I had a half day and we caught 2 nice 10+ lb snook right off the bat. Caught about a dozen red and black drum as well, and finished off with plenty of ladyfish and jacks before heading home.  

About Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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