9.16 Offshore

Full Name MIKE  BRUMLEY
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Name of Captain MIKE KAPLAN
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 09-16-2016
Fishing Report Left out of Nick’s Park around 6am.  After picking up 80 pieces of bait from Mike S pin traps.  We headed out 50 miles.  We got to our spot and we started catching fish.  If the bite slowed we moved a mile or two and covered several spots drifting and anchored.  Great day on the water.  I am the offshore amateur and Mike Kaplan and Mike Spanel tried to help me get two nice keeper sized Red Grouper out of their holes.  I caught a 23 in Mangrove and a 22 in American Red Snapper.  Mike S and Mike K were slaughtering the Amberjack.  Highlights of the day were when Mike Kaplan helped me untangle my line from the anchor rope after a 43 in Cobia had his way with me.  With lots of help from both Mikes we were able to get her in the boat.  The other highlight was that after all of us had been getting bitten or broken off for about half an hour or so Mike Kaplan caught a 27 inch Red Grouper with 4 hooks and lines in his mouth!  The hooks were all Mike’s so he beat the bastard!  Lots of fish for friends and freezing.  Thanks to Mike Kaplan for another great day on the water.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 23 in Mangrove Snapper – Mike Brumley
43 in Cobia – not signed up for it so my loss

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9.15.16 Inshore

Full Name Rick Uffa
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Captain Sean
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-15-2016
Fishing Report Went out with captain Sean , and a friend Kurt living in gulf harbors. We caught some pins and white bait and hit the oyster beds, We caught over 40 reds 1/2 of them were in the slot.

Many time all of us were hooked up at the same time. It didn’t matter what you threw at them, as soon as it sank to the bottom, they hit it.

Then we tried a few other spots and didn’t catch a thing. The water is still dirty.

Thanks for another fine day of CATCHING Sean,

Rick Uffa

9.13 Inshore

Full Name team uffa
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Captain Sean
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 09-13-2016
Fishing Report Team Uffa went fishing with Captain Sean.

The water was cloudy and dark in some areas and other spots the water was clear. We fished the oyster beds, the reds weren’t biting, although we did get some snapper off the beds.

We ended up catching some nice Black Drums, a sheepshead and a few other snapper in the North channel of G.H. Rick caught the biggest drum 18 1/4″.

The catch of the day was a 13.25 inch Flounder, which is the species of the month. That was a big surprise!

It was a beautiful day on the water.

Thanks Captain Sean for a nice day of fishing.

Jean Uffa
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Fish of the Month
Flounder
13 1/4 inches

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9.9 Inshore

Full Name Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-09-2016
Fishing Report Went out this morning with Mike Spanhel in search of some Redfish activity in the vicinity of Gulf Harbors. The first spot we found had a lot of mullet and minnow activity. Using live shrimp, we immediately hooked up with a nice 22 inch Redfish which we released. We remained in the area for 2 hours and caught about nine total reds, most of which were keepers. We then moved out to deeper water on the flats and spent the rest of the morning catching Ladyfish and small trout.  By noon it was getting warm and the bite was slowing down. We decided to call it a day and headed back to Mike’s dock.
Thanks Mike for the invite and a great day fishing.
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9.9.16 Inshore Report

Full Name Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain self
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-09-2016
Fishing Report Was so excited that I caught 2 big mackerel today until I see I didn’t sign up for them.  So now I need to track down Mike S because some big Spanish Mackerel are in the flats in front of the Anclote Power Plant in 8-9 ft of water.  So this am around 9 am I headed out of Gulf Harbors alone on the skiff.  I went to the first channel marker and got a few trout a spek and a silver on a silver diamond Tsunami kastking type weighted spoon.  Finally started getting strikes but couldn’t get the Ladyfish in (the acrobatics are incredible).  I went to a nickel Spook Jr and hooked into a couple more.  Was about to leave for a new spot when I decided one more cast with the silver spoon.   It barely hit the water and the reel was screaming.  Thought it might be a shark or a cobia but it was a 27.5 in Spanish Mackerel.  Wow what teeth.  I tried for a  few more minutes then then wandered around the flats.  Caught 2 more ladyfish on the silver spoon before it was bit off.  Caught another large Spanish mackerel on the Spook Jr.  Ended up losing a total of three lures to bite offs.  Maybe time I buy some wire or 60lb fluorocarbon leader.  But back by noon or so.  A good morning of fishing.

 

9.4 Inshore

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Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain captain Brumley
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-05-2016
Fishing Report Team Uffa Hooked up with Mike Brumley for a day of fishing. We caught the incoming tide and we caught at least 20 trout with Jean catching the biggest at 17″. We were fishing in 4′ of water and using soft plastic.

Then we went for reds. Mike caught 2 rats and Jean got a nice 24″ red. and I had 1 bite and missed it.

They were hitting on both shrimp and cut pins.

Thanks for a good day on the water Mike

Team Uffa

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Full Name Rick Uffa
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain captain Kurt
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 09-04-2016
Fishing Report Went out with my neighbor and we fished between the north and south channel and caught lots of trout and that nice 32″ cobia. It was Kurt,s first cobia ever. The trout were hitting white and yellow grubs on 1/16 oz jig and working it real slow

Then we went to my secret red fish hole and caught at least 25 of them and not one was under sized, but did get a few bulls. The biggest one I caught was 28 3/4″, Then I thought I had a really big one on, but it was a 25″ blue, what a fight.

can’t wait to get again.

rick Uffa

we were catching the reds on everything. live shrimp, cut pins, live pins and even soft plastic, they were just hungry I guess.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. red fish 28 3/4″

trout 17 3/4″ for fish of the month

8.29.16 Inshore Mike S

Full Name Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-29-2016
Fishing Report Went out today about 7 AM to the mangroves along the Gulf Harbors north channel, incoming tide. My first cast with shrimp resulted in an 18″ redfish, the 2nd a small jack. For the next hour I could not give a shrimp away. Started catching small mangrove snapper so I moved out of the channel to about 10 feet of water. Caught one 14″ trout and several grande ladyfish. The wind started picking up so called it a day about 10AM. Short but a pretty good day.

8.26.16 Inshore Frank B

Full Name Frank Bellizio
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-26-2016
Fishing Report Mike and I headed up to Hudson to fish the area just outside the channel near the marina. We had often seen redfish in the early morning tailing in this area. We motored up from Mike’s dock and fished the area both anchored and drifting. We caught catfish and mangrove snapper but not redfish. We were using both artificials, plastic, cut bait and shrimp. We moved out to the end of the Hudson channel and did a rather fast drift bit of fishing catching jacks, ladyfish and bait fish. We couldn’t find a trout today even when we looked in our favorite places. It started to get warm around noon so we called it a day. Great day on the water, thanks Capt. Mike.