12/28/12 Great key largo snook fishing in the backcountry!

Key Largo snook fishing was great today on 12/28/12.  That’s what my anglers wanted to that’s what we gave ’em!  Started out around flamingo on the falling tide around some mangroves and such.  Big shrimp on jigs was the ticket, bouncing them along the edges.  Caught half a dozen or so, a few real nice fish likely 10-12 lbs.  Also caught a dozen puppy drum redfish.  December key largo fishing provides lots of variety at times!  After this we ran towards east cape in the big canal.  We caught one nice snook on one of the edges, and not much else – lots of boats in there with christmas week!  We moved further inside and found a current eddy along one of the banks.  The trick here was letting the shrimp sit on the bottom, moving it ever so slightly.  Lots of redfish, a few black drum, and some more juvenile snook!  Shrimp was all we needed today, tried some pinfish but not much luck on those!  If your thinking of fishing next year, make the trip down here for some backcountry fishing key largo!

Author: Capt. Rick Stanczyk

Florida Keys Fishing Captain born and raised in Islamorada, FL!