1/12/18 January prefrontal afternoon bonefish fishing in Islamorada

Capt. Richard Stanczyk Sr. got out with friends Capt. Dave Peck and Capt. Max Gaspeny for some late afternoon bonefish fishing in Islamorada.  Being January cold fronts are a likely possibility and that is exactly what was up and coming on this evening.  Sometimes though the prefrontal conditions really set the bonefish off… They know it is going to be cold for a few days and they dont like to feed when that happens.  But before it does they get their fill of shrimp and crabs and such!  The boys fished from 3:00 until dark and had banner fishing.  All in all they ended up with nine bonefish in islamorada!  You don’t hear numbers like that too often.  Nice size fish too some in the 6 to 8 lb range.  Even a double header was to be had.  Of course now the water temperatures have dipped back into the 60 degree range and the bonefish are not quite as happy, but when it warms up again you can bet they will be back on the prowl.  If catching a florida keys bonefish in January is on your bucket list, check out fishing with some of these guides!

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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