Got out for a fun day of fishing with my dad, Richard Stanczyk Sr., friend and marina manager Stephen Byrd, and our friend Capt. Dave Peck. Dave comes down every year this time of year to vacation and works a little bit running some charters as well. We decided to fish some areas I hadn’t been too much since the hurricane and scope things out.
It was an awesome day we found a lot of redfish and decent amount of snook in the first couple stops. These areas had not produced good fish in several years so I was very excited to see such life there again! We had good action on our live pilchards as well as shrimp.
If you are wondering the the florida keys fishing calendar says about November, it’s usually a great time for those mentioned species. But this is the best I’ve seen it since the Hurricane so we were loving it. We then tried another area that I also hadn’t fished much lately, first stop was dead but then we moved a bit and low and behold, we found another good pack of redfish and snook!
We got some nice size snook here as well. We then found one snook in another spot, as well as a lot of baitfish – threadfin herring! These complimented our shrimp and pilchards well. After that we just test out some other spots without much luck, but the tides were quite right for them to be honest. But the last stop before home we smacked the snook again.
Quite a lot of little guys but we did catch a couple larger specimens. Capt. Dave did hook about a 10 lber here which was the largest looking of the day, but he got away! That’s fishing! Anyways it was so great to see such life in many areas, I think we caught about 45 fish total between the 4 of us.
If you are down in Key Largo and want to go fishing, give me a shout I have several open days before the busy Christmas week!