Capt. Rick is an accomplished inshore fishing guide operating out of historic Bud 'n Mary's marina in Islamorada. He was born with a fishing rod in hand, and chasing fish from a very young age. He's had his fishing articles published in a variety fishing websites and magazines throughout the world, and loves sharing his vast experience and knowledge with other aspiring anglers.

Articles by CaptRickStancyzk

Islamorada, FL: Inshore fisherman’s paradise

Islamorada, located in the heart of the Florida Keys, is one of the most traversed fishing destinations in the continental United States.  It provides one of the most unique fishing habitats with the confluence of the gulf of mexico, florida everglades, and atlantic ocean all meeting right there. One of the best things about fishing in Islamorada, and that is is most known for, is the inshore fishing.  We also refer to this as backcountry fishing in the Florida Keys.  …

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Silver Kings in the Keys: 10 Tips for Triumphant Tarpon Trips

Tarpon: Silver Kings of the Keys Tarpon are a spectacular gamefish found in the Florida Keys and many other areas.  They are one of the most sought after species to catch due to their large size, incredible power, and dazzling acrobatics. Tarpon can be difficult to catch for a variety of reason, and will  take advantage of any mistakes an angler makes when trying to land them.  The point of this article is to help give you the upper hand next …

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