7/28/11 Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Report

It's not all about lobster mini season this week here while Florida keys fishing! Capt. Rick Stanczyk fished a full day in the backcountry today on 7/28/11 and had a wonderful time. The wind was howling almost 20 knots most the day - very unusual for July! Though it kept the heat & sweat down for the most part which was a welcome change. With thousands of people in the water snorkeling and diving looking for those caribbean crawlers, we ran way in the backcountry and only saw one other boat the whole day back there! Fishing was fantastic early, we caught several large trout on shrimp and artificials. We also caught some jumbo mangrove snappers! The ladyfish were chomping too and we saved several of those for bait. We set up in one of the channels for some bigger stuff, and the bite was slow to come but produced nicely. We caught a 75 lb tarpon after our first hour. Then a 60 lb lemon shark, followed by a 40 lb hammerhead, and finally a small 30 lb blacktip! Not too shabby for the conditions and time of year. The evening bite last week was phenomenal for tarpon with the falling tide. Had caught 6 of 8 one night, a couple other nights with 3, and a couple others with 2. Plus plenty of sharks, a permit one night, and a couple other 'sea monsters.' Very cool!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
305-747-6903
[email protected]


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  • SLW UroCaneSLW UroCane Port St. LuciePosts: 407 Deckhand
    capt, nice post and great report, not to steal any of your secret spots but we are coming down next week and staying in kcb with the kids (8 and 5), would you be so kind as to suggest a few spots for mangos and the ladyfish for some action for the kids? thanks in advance! adam
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  • syxxsyxx Posts: 52 Greenhorn
    The bay has been loaded with mangroves, Try inside between sprigger and nine mile for snappers. Look for the murkier water there will likely be trout and ladies inside too. Gulps have been working though sometimes the snappers are picky if you can get live shrimp thats a plus, otherwise there has been plenty of small ballyhoo, bring a block of chum and you can catch them on hair hooks or throw a net on them. The chum will attract the snappers though I haven't really needed it just drifting the open bays.
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  • SLW UroCaneSLW UroCane Port St. LuciePosts: 407 Deckhand
    thanks, capt, will chek it out this week
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  • luckyduck2luckyduck2 Posts: 208 Deckhand
    Thanks for the report
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  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Nice action Pic of the big **** :Rockon
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