Got out with Steve and Mario today for a short 4 hour trip. A nice little key largo half day fishing charter for the boys. We hit a few of the nearby islands for some dinner. They planned on doing a ‘hook and cook’ where we catch things like mangrove snapper and I clean them and then the guys brings them to a local restaurant to have them cooked up. The great thing down here is just about every restaurant offers this service as it’s such a common thing. And that way you know the fish is fresh! Anyways we were able to put together a decent catch of snapper for the table. But we also were rewarded with some juvenile tarpon, a snook, and a few sharks! The island moat was just crawling with fish it was cool to see! Since hurricane irma in key largo the fishing has been pretty good. Parts of the bay have changed for sure, but some of it is definitely for the better. I think we will have some good winter time fishing which is coming up soon. Today as a matter of fact we had our first cold front down here and it’s getting in the 60s tonight… Brrrr! Well not really too cold but for us it is. Anyways if you are wanting to visit key largo to go fishing, drop me a line and let’s do it!
Capt. Rick Stanczyk