1/8/2013 January Key Largo Fishing Report

Well it’s continued being a very warm winter here fishing key largo in january. The water temps are still ~75 degrees in the backcountry, so many of the fish are spread out. You can catch a few redfish, black drum, snook, and trout in their usual winter time holes, however it’s been much more of a pick -a fish here and there, rather than a bite every cast.

However with the light winds we’ve had (until today of course) one good option has been gulf of mexico fishing.  I had young Brendan here down with his dad and he had a blast with me, we caught plenty of spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, and bluefish in the morning. All casting jigs tipped with shrimp, the action was hot and heavy.

We later went further out in the gulf to hit a wreck and got a couple cobia off of it, including this nice one Brendan caught on a 10 lb outfit on his own cast! Great job!  January key largo fishing offers an array of angling opportunities.

We then ran the trap buoys looking for triple tail for dad and found a handful, however we only had a couple eat, one we pulled the hook on and one wrapped us on a trap and broke us off. Oh well, not everything goes perfect on a key largo fishing report!

We then ran back into the everglades park and finished the day out with some nice trout, pompano, ladyfish, and jack crevalle bite.

cobia fishing key largo

cobia fishing key largo

About Capt. Rick Stanczyk

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