With the warm up we’ve had in Key Largo since the good front at the end of October, things have returned to almost a summer time feel! There has been good bonefish fishing in Key largo and a fair number of permit whilst doing so. Stake up fishing on some of the flats has produced up to 8 fish in a session. Several sessions as mentioned have also been rewarded with the elusive key largo permit. This style of fishing makes things easy on the angler – you don’t need any experience really. We put baits out in areas known to be frequented by bonefish and/or permit, and you just sit and wait for them to start screaming off drag! Don’t worry about blowing your only shot trying to sight fish for these guys if you haven’t done it before. This fishery exists year round down here, and in the winter months it can be good all throughout the day especially when its colder. Capt. Richard Stanczyk Sr. had two nights landing 7 bonefish in a row last week, and got a permit one of those nights. He also had his friend Rich Hastings who landed 4 bonefish and a nice permit as well. And just the other night they got one bonefish fishing with long time friend Andy Newman. If you are visiting Key Largo and want to give flats fishing a try for bonefish, give me a shout we’ll get you hooked up.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
Facebook: Islamorada Tarpon Fishing