2.22.18 Inshore

Name of Captain captain Sean Signore
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-22-2018
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 I called Sean up and we went out on the incoming tide. I saw a fish jump in our canal and  I threw my jig with a white carrot top and a big trout hit it, so we anchored  up and caught them for about 20 minutes, Sean want to leave and get white bait, so we went to the sunken sail boat and I cast had  the live well full, so we then ventured up the Anclote river and just started  hitting difference sots. One spot we hit the  big jacks and  nice snook, I got 2 , one in the slot and the other just under, Sean landed a 25″ snook. Ck video of what we thought was an other big snook.

After the tide changed we went to the sand bar for 1 hr and nothing at all, so we came back into the north  channel of G.H. and  we fish  a spot Sean had good luck  at. We chumped the snook up better good, and they were hitting the bait, but would not hit ours at all, so we called it a day.

rick Uffa

Rick Uffa 29″ snook

18 1/2″ speckled trout

DCIM101GOPRO

2.22.18 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-22-2018
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Denis S and an old high school friend of mine and I headed out of the Anclote River for a day of fishing around 9 am.  It was windy and for the first hour we fought the fast drift on the east side of Anclote Island catching a few small trout.  We saw a bunch of boat from the sunken sailboat to the north tip of the island.  We went into the mix and soon were catch sugar trout quickly.  We picked up a couple keeper spotted trout but mostly 12 to 16 inch sugar trout.  At one point all there of us had fish on nonstop for 35 minutes.  The dish were biting on anything you threw in the water in  about 10 ft of water.  It was truly a fun day of catching.

 

2.22.18 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-22-2018
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Got a break from painting today so about 10 AM took my little boat out. First went south and only caught a couple of small trout. Rough ride in the morning but the wind calmed around noon. Decided to fish near the power plant in about 4 feet of water. Went through 3 dozen shrimp catching 20-25 small trout. Home before 2 PM. Great day on the water.

 

2.20.18 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-20-2018
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Fred and Marilyn Morin had their son, grandson and granddaughter in town for a few days. Fred asked me to captain one of the pontoon boats from Belle Harbour Marina out for a day of fishing. We headed out at around 9 am with clear and sunny skies but the wind came up and was a strong factor in where we fished all day. Out in the deeper channel it was too windy to fish comfortably so we ended up and staying near the eastern shore most of the day in very shallow water. The bite was slow with small trout that were caught by just about everyone. Largest fish of the day went to granddaughter Maeve, a 171/2″ trout. We fished with plastic and shrimp with both being equally effective. Carol and I shared a great day on the water with great friends, life doesn’t get much better.

2.18.18 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-18-2018
Your Name Rick Uffa
Mike K invited my-self ( Rick), Mike B, and Mike’s long time friend Joe, for  a off shore trip for Red Grouper.

We headed out 40+miles to Mike’s hot spot. The first 15 miles the weather was beautiful, then all of a sudden we hit the sea fog, and for most of the day we were in it. So needless to say it was not 80 degrees of shore.

We hit 4-5 spots of Mike’s, the fish were on  the screen, but were not cooperating at all. We ended up catching a few  small red groupers and only 1 ars. Mike B. and I caught a few nice grunts and beautiful sea bass.

On the way home we stopped at a wreck and by then the  fog was cleared, as soon as we got close to the wreck, there were many hundreds of HUGH A.J.’s swimming around the boat. Mike K, Mike B and my-self had  large poppers and  it was sooo much fun watching these hugh Aj’s hit and miss the poppers, we all ended up catching one, even Joe caught one using a live pin fish. Mike B caught the biggest one  41″. Check out the pic of the popper, and see how the a.j.’s destroyed  my popper, and that was only after 3 fish.

Even though we didn’t  fill the fish box up, it was nice just to get back on the water after a long winter.

We all want to thank Mike for a safe and good day on the water

Rick Uffa

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Rick Uffa  A.J.   40 1/2″
 

 

2-15.18 Inshore

Name of Captain Phil ackley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-15-2018
Your Name Phil Ackley
Went out for the fun fishing day with Bob M and Barry C.  We fished salt springs and we all connected, fun day and a beverage at Hooters with good friends.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Red fish 26 1/4

2.16.18 Inshore

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-15-2018
Your Name Jack  Hexter
Fun Fishing Day for the club.  Chet Jasak, Vic Lampasona and I left Chet’s dock on an extremely low tide at 8:30.  I have been hearing reports of a lot of tripl;etail in the crab trap buoys so we decided to check them out while in route to the spoil islands in Dunedin.  Well teh reports were very overstated, but after checking several hundred buoys, we finally saw a fish, made a cast or three at it and it ate Vic’s shrimp.  Sadly it was undersized and released to grow.  We proceeded to the spoil Islands where we caught several keeper trout, the largest 18 3/4″ and a sheephead.  It was getting late so we headed north, again checking the many traps but failing to find anymore sheephead.  We stopped by the North channel rocks for a last ditch effort, and Vic hooked and landed a nice pompano.  Weird catch for that area but it’s gonna eat good
 Tournament entry 18 3/4″ seatrout

2.14.18 Offshore

Name of Captain Jim Turkill
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-14-2018
Your Name Rick Uffa
Mike K and my-self ( Rick U) hooked up with Jim Turkill for a off shore trip.

This was just a trip to get on the water and enjoy a day of CATCHING.

We went out  to one of Jim’s spot and on the very first drop Mike  hooked into a hugh 29″ gag grouper, I threw out a large pin fish on a free liner and before i could get the rod in the rod holder the line was screaming off the reel. We all new what it was because the A.J.’s were swimming  all around the boat when we anchored up. It  Took me about 10 minutes to bring this one in. It was the biggest one I ever caught 40″. We stayed on this spot for about 2 hrs catching gags, A.J.’s .

Then we moved to one of Mike’s spots and the action continued, for another 2 hrs. One ARS after another ( 17-21″),Jim got the biggest one, lots of A.J. action, and we were also catching 18-20″ BLACK grouper. Getting bored Mike decided to put on a 5″ popper  to play with the A.J.’s, and boy did we have fun  with those surface  lures, The were jumping threw the air trying to get it, what a sight to see, unfortunately Mike and I  both lost our poppers on large A J’s, so then we  put on a speed jig and  they were hitting them to. The smallest A j was 34″.

I decide to have some fun on my light rod with 20 lb line and a chicken rig, I put a 1/2  piece of shrimp on it and soon as it hit the bottom some thing Hugh hit it ( see video)

I took 2-3 video’s but unfortunately  i was videoing taping the sky. There was a time that all 3 of us have reef donkey’s  on, what a blast that was.

As you can see in the video, the sun never came out and by 2 pm,  the sea fog came in so we decided to call it a day. We drove back 10 miles and ran out of sea and the skies  were blue.

Mike and I want to thank Jim T. for getting us out.

Rick Uffa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rEuF9_Al2E

Mike Kaplan gag grouper 29″

Rick Uffa  A.J. 40″

Rick uffa  ARS 18.5″

2.11.18 Inshore – Other

Name of Captain Vance Tice
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-11-2018
Your Name Jack  Hexter
For the last two days, a friend, Vance Tice and I took two wounded veterans fishing for the Battle of the Bay Tournament benefiting My Warriors Place. https://www.mywarriorsplace.org/battle-of-the-bay.html
Dallas and Jay were great partners and fished until the very last minute. This was a specie tournament, most species by the team wins. Yesterday, we caught 10 species and added 4 more today. According to the leader board, which was taken off line 1 hour before the tournament ended, our team ended in about 4th place. It was

 

2.3.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Phil Ackley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-03-2018
Your Name Phil Ackley
Went out at 8 AM today with Joe H in the salt springs area on kayaks.  On the low tide the fish started biting, we caught trout, sheep head and reds. Caught a 25 inch red and than this 30 inch, which was released.  Joe had four big sheep heads and two trout. Fun day and off the water by noon.
Redfish, 30 inches.