1/4/13 Key Largo Gulf Fishing Report

Hello friends and Happy New Year from keylargofishingreport.com. It’s been great weather and great fishing in key largo as of late! Today we did a mixed bag trip, starting out around the flamingo area in the key largo backcountry. We caught several red drum, black drum, sheepshead on our first put stop.

Fishing the incoming tide while there was still a slight push of water. On slack tide we hit an area known to hold some snook in it’s deeper moat. We did hook one and lost him boatside, but also caught several sheepshead and more black drum. The tide was falling now and we decided to do more variety fishing so we headed for some channel runoffs a little further west out towards the gulf.

We found a nice muddy cut and caught several trout, ladyfish, a few pompano, and a small permit!  Key largo trout fishing is excellent in areas such as this in the winter time. We then headed out to some gulf wrecks, and spotted several tripletail on the way. We caught some nice ones for dinner, which are excellent tablefare!

Upon arrival to the wrecks we put out a few pinfish on knocker rigs. We caught several cobia, one nice fish of 15 lbs or so, great stuff for a key largo fishing report. Also another permit a little bigger this time, as well as a 100 lb goliath grouper! The tide this far out had already turned back in by now too at 1:00 in the afternoon.

We decided to run back towards south of key largo, off islamorada, and caught plenty of spanish mackerel while chumming. A great end to a fabulous day of fishing key largo!

About Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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