The islamorada bonefish flats are looking as lively as ever. Capt. Richard Stanczyk Sr. was out the other night and said the water was gorgeous in many of his favorite areas. We’ve been dealing with some ‘algae blooms’ which sometimes bring nasty water into some of these areas. Of course the bonefish do not like this too much and so they move out. But the other day it looked as pretty as it gets in almost all the normal areas we fish. He had his girlfriend Jo Ann out the other night and they landed two nice florida keys bonefish. They were dead boat fishing just with some shrimps out on the bottom. It was a gorgeous afternoon and the fishing was good right around sunset. As november is coming to a close we enter december bonefish fishing season in islamorada. Typically the winter months are not quite as productive as we can get cold fronts. Though occasionally if you catch it right, the day of a front coming in for instance, it can be insanely good. The fish go into a feeding frenzy, knowing the temperatures are about to plummet 10 or 15 degrees. Obviously it’s hard to predict this far out ahead of time, but if you are here and you know in a few days a front is coming, it’s something to think about if you’d like to catch a bonefish in islamorada.
Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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