11.17.16 Inshore

Name of Captain jim mccarthy
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-17-2016
Your Name jim mccarthy
Your Fishing Report kayaks : phil A started 7:00 before low tide standing on oyster bar catching 30 red small  biack drum . bob m /ken j / jim mc / new member chuck .   let me 11:oo  managament center the bite was off we still managed to catch small red on cut bait  and shrimp not too good in the afternoon. great day to be on the water

 

11.17.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-17-2016
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report Left from Anclote Park this A.M. with friend Joe, and after catching some whitebait we spent the day catching spanish mackerel and ladyfish. A good time was had by all and it was a good way to spend some time on the water while waiting for the offshore weather to improve.

11.17.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-17-2016
Your Name Frank B
Your Fishing Report Denis S and I headed out of Tarpon Springs at 8:30 am just after dead low tide. We trolled out the river with no hits. We stopped at the sandbars on the north side of the channel to cast at some red fish but they weren’t biting. Finally we cut into the flats and found several low spots that yielded quite a few trout and ladyfish. All in all I would estimate that we caught between 30 and 40 trout and 6 to 8 really large ladyfish. There around 4 or 4 keeper size trout to 18″. The weather was great all day and the wind didn’t come up until around 1pm. I was a good day on the water and we had a lot of fun fishing.

11.17.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Chet Jasak
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-17-2016
Your Name Chet Jasak
Your Fishing Report Jack & I headed straight to Marker 4 to target Spanish Macks. My Mirodine knocked the heck out of the Macks. Caught plenty but only only kept 6 to smoke. I caught the biggest one at 24 inches. Measuring fish is a big pain in the neck. A few did not survive the ordeal.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Chet – Spanish Mack. 24 inches

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Chet J 11.17

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Chet J 11.17.16

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Chet J 11.17

11-17-2016 Inshore

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-17-2016
Your Name Jack Hexter
Your Fishing Report This trip had a duel purpose, catch some mackerel and check the engine on the flats boat that Chet & I share.  We have been having intermittent overheat problems which cools down very quickly when the engine is put in idle.  We have changed the water pump, thermostat and poppet valve and it was still happening, so we pulled the thermostat out and planned a trip to Marker 4 for some mackerel.  We got a late start (11:45) as the tide prevented us from getting th boat off the davits.  We ran to Marker 4 and hung a chum bag.  Once the chum started to work we were catching mackerel on every other cast; well, Chet was, I was using the fly rod and missing a lot of hits as well as getting my fly bit off.  Anyway, I managed to get a 22″ fish to the boat.  Chet actually caught a 24″ fish, but by the time he caught this fish, he was tired of taking pictures and we were killing too many fish, keeping them out of the water too long to get a picture on a ruler.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 22″ Mack
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Jack H 11.17.16

11.12.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Bob Bernstein
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-12-2016
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Your Fishing Report Bob and I fished offshore about 12 miles west of Port Richey on Sat in 25′ to 30′ of water. We left around 8:30am and arrived at our first location. We moved several times and caught mostly grunt. Bob caught one under size Red Grouper. Around 2pm we headed in and fished Marker 4 and then an area between Marker 4 and the power plant. We caught several specs and a few silver trout. A great day of fishing but no record fish. Several times we stopped and caught 6 fish within 10 minutes, grunts. Thanks Bob for a great day on the water.

1.12.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-13-2016
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report Celebrated Veteran’s Day weekend Saturday and took Ernie P, his visiting son Rick and friend Craig, offshore for a day of fishing. We left from Hudson boat ramp and fished the day in 50 feet of water with dead sardines. We caught more than 3 dozen big red snapper and lots of grunts. Chris caught a big lane snapper and all caught small red and gag grouper.
Every spot we stopped at was loaded with red snapper. Hope they are still here for snapper season. Everyone had a great time and the weather and water was really nice. Good luck Ernie cleaning all those grunts.IMG_1547.JPG
Ernie P 11.12.16

Ernie P 11.12.16

11.11.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-11-2016
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report Left from Hudson Boat Ramp at 7am with Chet J,
Mike S and Jim M. After catching some live bait on the grass beds, we headed west about 20 miles  and anchored over some rocky areas in 50 feet of water. We spent the entire day in this area
catching numerous keeper sized red snapper, lesser amberjack, large grunts, a nice sized mango and  2 keeper gag grouper. the largest grouper was 27 1/2 inches. Jim M caught 2 big nurse sharks, the biggest was 10 feet long. the weather was great and the water by mid afternoon was flat. Another great day fishing
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Monthly tournament
Mike Kaplan
gag grouper 27 1/2 inches

Check out this video of Jim M catching his shark:

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Chet J 11-11-16

Jim's shark

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11.10.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-10-2016
Your Name Dave TaylorMonthly
Your Fishing Report Mike Spanhel, Carl Magavero and Paul Pomietlasz joined Dave Taylor aboard Seas The Moment for
an off shore trip today. A cold front had passed through the night before so we knew fishing would be tough. soon after leaving we were in 3-4’s with
a stiff breeze blowing. We anchored up about 13
miles outside of Hudson and started fishing in an area which has produced kings and grouper in the past. We caught a ton of grunts but Carl was the only one who could seem to catch any(undersize)
grouper. We moved around in the general area without much success and then decided to drift
where Dave picked up a very nice gag.
The crew really enjoyed a much smoother ride back to port. Although not heavy on big fish, the
trip provided “constant catching” and a good time was had by all.

Dave
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Monthly Targeted Fish

Gag Grouper
Length 27in

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10.9.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-09-2016
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Your Fishing Report Stayed up way too late Tuesday watching the election results. Woke up way too early Wednesday, probably worrying about the state of the nation. Anyway decided to get shrimp and go fishing. Left the house about 7:30 AM, went along Gulf Harbors North channel, nothing. Decided to try area that Mike Kaplan spoke about during the meeting (about 2-1/2 miles west of my house).

Caught 4 s. mackerel (20 to 23″), several small macks, numerous grande ladyfish, 2 trout (one 16″ and the other small), one small gag grouper and numerous unidentified. Lost my last shrimp at 10:45 AM and back home before 11. Short but good day on the water.

PS Took a picture of one mack and you could read the ruler but a little difficult if the fish will not stay still!