12.11.17 Offshore

Name of Captain jim Turkill
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-11-2017
Your Name Team Uffa
Team UFFA hooked up with Jim T and a new fisherman ( STEVE).

We left from Jim’s house and went out 24 miles. Steve had some gag spots to share. The first spot didn’t produce anything, but the second spot was HOT. The first 3 drops Steve had  3 keeper gags  on, but 1/2 way up the TAX  man came  and took half. See pics.
Steve managed to get  1 gag up to the surface  and was 28″.

Then we moved to 2 -3 more of his spots and we were catching gags at all of the spots. Then Steve dug out of his cooler and it was frozen octopus. He gave Jim a piece and it wasn’t 1 minute Jim had the biggest gag of the day. It was over 30″.

Jean and I were catching gags but no keepers, close but no cigar.

We all were catching  nice ars and they all were over 20+” and hitting both live pins and frozen sardines.

We all want to thank Jim for a fun day on the water

Rick Uffa

12.6.17 Inshore

 

Name of Captain Bob Marshall
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-06-2017
Your Name Bob Marshall
I rented a pontoon boat from Belle Harbor yesterday and went fishing with my wife Sylvia. It was the first time she was out on the Gulf and she was so excited.

We picked up the boat at 8:30 AM at low tide. The sun was out and the Gulf was like a lake with very little wind. As soon as we passed the marker they told us we could go North we started to drift fish.

I read reports and talked with Mike B to get some tips. The report from Mike S came in very handy to use long shanked hooks. We used flylined shrimp with a 20 lb leader. The Spanish Mackerel were nonstop from 9AM until 12:30 PM wnen we took a lunch break because Sylvia’s arms were getting sore. She even got a little hammerhead shark.

The biggest was 27″ that I caught and Sylvia got a couple of twins that were 23″. We took pictures I hope it works.

At 1 PM after lunch the wind picked up the water got choppy and the bite died off. We went back to the dock at 3PM.

It was a great day on the water.

12.6.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Gulfstar
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-06-2017
Your Name Bill Joyce
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below I went out on the Gulfstar 12 hour grouper trip with 20 other fisherpersons. The weather was beautiful and calm seas. We fished in 30 to 50 feet of water with pins and cut threadfins. There were 6 keeper gags taken and many shorts. I caught a red grouper and a nice ARS with some big grunts. Good day on the water. Tightlines.

12.5.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-05-2017
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Mike B, Bob S, Rick U and myself, Left from the Hudson Ramp around 7:00 A.M. and headed North in search of Gag grouper. Using live pinfish and threadfin herring we stopped at numerous spots in 50 feet of water. We got lots of bites and numerous bottom snags but fish were sparse. By the end of the day we managed to catch 2 nice gags and 2 large kingfish. The weather was great all day and the ride home was really enjoyable

 

11.27.17 Other

Name of Captain Arturo
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-27-2017
Your Name Jean Uffa
While in Cancun with my sisters, I treated myself to a charter. It’s very cheap there because you only have to go a few miles offshore.
We started trolling and the first outrigger that went off I jumped in the chair and started reeling. I was surprised that the captain didn’t stop the boat probably because we had many other lines out. The first fish was a wahoo (mine)! There was only 3 on the charter and 2 mates. It was wonderful to have them do all the work and me just do the catching. We ended up catching wahoo, barracuda, bonito and king mackerel. After trolling, we bottom fished and caught snapper and triggerfish.
My sisters ate ceviche, wahoo, triggerfish and snapper a couple times last week! They never had fish that fresh and really enjoyed it!

12.1.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-01-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
We headed out of Gulf Harbors at 7:30 am on a low tide for a day of offshore fishing. Bob S, Chet J and myself with Capt. Mike S. We were all ready to find grouper and that we did. We fished with cut bait, pins and sardines and caught a wide variety of fish, Red Snapper, Grouper red and gag, black bass grunts, flounder and shark. None of the grouper were of keeper size and the red snapper were out of season. Bob S caught one large flounder, about 15″ and Chet J hooked into a 6′ shark, lemon shark I think, and got him to boat side. We had several hard hits with cut offs but no idea what did it. It was a beautiful day on the water, seas calm and the temperature ideal. It amounted to a great day of fishing, Thanks Capt Mike.

12.1.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Jim Thurkill
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-01-2017
Your Name Mike Brumley
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below We headed out around 7:30 a little after low tide. We headed out about 16 miles north west to St Martins Reef. We checked out the bottom and the marker nearby. Caught a few fish including some mackerel. We tried several other spots on the way back including Anclote marker 2 and 4. We ended up in 7-8 ft of water in front of Anclote Island. We pulled in and it was two casts two fish. We chummed and pretty soon Jim was catching a spanish mackerel on shrimp and a long shank hook about 15 to 30 seconds after it hitting the water. Got a few big strikes and bite offs on live pins. I lost several jigs and lures to bite offs. Such violent strikes it was incredible. The fish weren’t huge but we caught at least 40 mackerel and kept 5 or 6 for the smoker. Our biggest was 20 inches

jim thurkill

 

11.28.17 Inshore

Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-28-2017
Your Name Bill Joyce
Good weather today and the Spanish mackeral are still in the area. I fished with shrimp and chum bag and set up between 4 and 5 in front of Gulf Harbors. I caught several sp macks from 22 to 24 inches with some cutoffs. I fished from 0900 to 1300. Great day on the water on a beautiful day. Tightlines.

11.27.17 Offshore

Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-27-2017
Your Name Rick Uffa
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. State the length and species in the box below Mike Kaplan invited my and with his long time friend Joe to go off shore with him on Monday. We already had our pins caught so we  shot directly out to Mike hot spots.

I have to say it was probably  one on the worst  ride out we ever had, they called for 2-3′ waves, but as usually the weather lied. Most of the day we were fishing in 3-4′ waves, not fun to fish in, but Mike put us on some nice fish any way.

The first stop we all dropped on the bottom and I put out a free liner with a large pin fish on it. It wasn’t 3 minutes Mike  had a huge fish on, as he was bring it up my free liner was on too, here we both had  monster kings on, biggest I’ve caught.

We had a few more kings on but they managed to break our lines even  using steel leaders, Mike figures it was line fatigue, so today I’m checking all my lines for  frays on  them.

Beside that we were catching  HUGH A.J.’s, and they were hitting our pins on the bottom and our free liners. Between the 3 of us we must have caught 10 of them.

The grouper bite wasn’t good at all, we  only caught 4 grouper all day, and Mike got the only keeper. ( see pics).

We all caught some nice size grunts , they were hitting the  whole sardines we were using for grouper.

I enclosed a video of Mike bring in a big fish, he thought it was a another big King but it was ??? ( watch video notice how rough the seas were in the video.)

Joe  and I want to thank Mike  for a SAFE and fun day of fishing.

Rick Uffa

11.26.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-26-2017
Your Name Jack  Hexter
I convinced Mike Spanhel to get up early ?? and fish with me on Sunday.  Didn’t have to twist his arm too hard.  We met at the dock at 7:00, tried to find bait at the stilt houses, then ran to the chickee and loaded up.  We fished s cople miles North of Anclote with a chum bag hanging and soon the mackerel appeared.  Jack even caught lots of them on a fly rod, it was a blast.  We ran in tothe stilt houses and fished for some trout, only catching one keeper (released) and called it a day about 1:30.