Got out with Adam and Marc today for a full day of key largo december fishing. Things cooled down with a mild front but it’s suppose to get even colder in a few days, down into the low 50s here… the real deal cold! Today the bite wasn’t super hot out back, as it didn’t get quite cold enough I don’t think to really fire off the ‘winter time’ holes for snook, drum, etc… plus there was a bit of algae looking water. Though we managed a few nice fish including a 20 lb black drum and a few snook. Adam was designated angler so he got to catch them all, for one person not bad. After we hit enough of those areas, we tried some open water stuff. I had a little spot I’d been catching a few redfish once in a while. We tried that but didn’t have any luck today. So we ventured further into the gulf of mexico to do a little spanish mackerel fishing. That can be a day saver this time of year, it’s usually easy living in the right area. Just hang your chum bag and cast shrimp on jigs. It was good and we caught probably 10 or so macks, a few bluefish, and 10 blue runners. Great action for the last hour of the day. We kept a few mackerel for dinner for the guys and then headed back towards home. Looks like it may rain a little on tuesday/wednesday, not looking forward to that. Rain and cold isn’t a good combo! But fishing should get very good with the cool off especially by late next week I believe. I have days available after Wednesday so look me up! Everyone be safe and have a happy new year.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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