6.3.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Bob Shirley
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-03-2017
Your Name Bob Shirley
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 had a great day of fishing

6.3.17 Bob S a

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6.17.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-17-2017
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 Jim T. My-self and Mike went out Saturday morning early out of Nick’s Park. We already had our pins so we sat back and enjoyed a long ride out to Mike’s favorites spots.

The first spot every time we put our lines down we had ARS on, they were all legal but small. so we moved 2-3 other spots and picked up 1 or 2 at each spot to fill the fish box.

Lucky Mike & Jim were catching all the A. J.’s and sharks, worn their asses out in that heat .

I got a Hugh gag for the year long tournament. We also caught some nice yellow tails snapper all over 17″ and a few nice Mangrove snappers.

Both Mike & I had fish sooo big on they broke our hooks in 1/2. ( guess I have to start buying American )

One neat thing we all saw was a water spout about 1-2 miles away as were driving out. It was breath taking to see it.

Jim & I want to thank Mike for a safe and productive day on the water.

See video attached of Mike in action on a big fish.

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Rick U 6.17.17

Rick Uffa

6.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-17-2017
Your Name Ken
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 Went kayak fishing with Joe H out of Anclote at about 1st light.  Bait shop had no live shrimp at 5:00AM.  Went to net bait and Joe went back to bait shop after we got a bucket full.  If there was a redfish bite at 1st light we weren’t there and missed it. We tried fishing mangroves but the tide was up so high
if there was redfish around they were way back up in the mangroves. Kept at it. Tried some island points with moving water and finally got some redfish and trout to bite.  Joe caught the best red at 26″ and trout at 17″.  I got a 23 1/2″  red and a couple big sharks that pulled me all around the place like I had a motor. We called it a day at 10:00. Really enjoyed a nice day out fishing and No Rain!

6.16.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-16-2017
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 Left out of GH on Mike S’s twin engine Grady with Frank Belizio, Jack Hexter and myself. We picked up some pin fish traps from the night before and headed out about 45 miles to about 55-65 ft. We tried several spots and used both live and cut bait. We caught 4 legal American Red Snapper, several mangrove snapper, a ton of grunts and many undersized red and gag grouper. Jack did catch a legal gag grouper and we lost a large fish on the flat line when he was able to get around the anchor. A few ramora and a 3 ft shark rounded out the day. A beautiful and safe day on the water. Thanks Mike S for a great day.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Jack Hexter – American Red Snapper 18.5 inch

6.11 Inshore

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-11-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
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 Lefty the dock at 0 dark 30 with a crew of Frank Bellizio.  Ran to 7X for bait which proved easy.  Had enough on the first throw, but threw 4-5 more times for insurance. Then we jogged  around the corner to fish the south end of Anclote.  This proved fruitless, so we ran back across the sound to the area around Howard Park.  From this point on, throughout the day, small trout ruled teh day.  Lots of small trout.  But I did manage a nice 20″ trout that I wanted to enter in the CCA STAR tournament, so while I held the fish on the measuring board, Frank took the picture and I dropped the fish back over.  Then I looked at my phone and found Frank did not know how to take a picture on my phone.  Anyway, later that day I caught a much larger one which I did enter into the STAR tournament

Jack H 6.11

 

6.10 Offshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-10-2017
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 2 Georges 12 hour trip and had a good time with good weather. Everybody caught their limit of 2 snapper. Several keeper gags were also landed. We fished 60 feet of water and once Capt found the red snapper we loaded up. Bait of choice was frozen sardines which they inhaled.

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6.9.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-09-2017
Your Name Frank  Bellizio
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 After a week of rainy windy weather it was time to get on the water, so Robert G and I headed out the Anclote in search of trout and reds.  While heading out we encountered birds diving so we trolled through the area where I picked up one Jack Cravelle.  After several passes we headed out to some of the spoils off the Anclote channel and Dunedin channel. At our first and second stops we caught under size trout one after another. Fun is fun, but we went in search of larger fish.  Once on the flats we continued to catch under size trout regularly but every once in awhile a trout between 16 and 20 inches.  It was a great day with a lot of fish boated.  We used all plastic all day.  The most effective was a chunk of Gulp on  a hook under a popping bobber.  Robert definitely had the hot rod today catch the 4 largest trout.  It was a great day on the water with a good friend.

 

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6.3.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Rick Thompson
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-03-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
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 After day two of our snapper season was rained out (at least it rained down bu Ana Maria and Ft DeSoto where we had planned to fish, Rick and I arranged to go offshore out of Hernando Beach with his wife and friend on the last dauy of our snapper season.. We caught bait , actually filled the bait well in about 30 minutes, and then took off for 78′ of water 50 miles offshore. Bite was slow but produced 6 cookie cutter red snapper, all 21-22″. Every live bait we dropped was eaten by a shark. Snappers came on dead sardines and threadfins. With 6 in the box, and the spot getting crowded ( 6 other boats showed up in the area) we decided to run another 30 miles to the edge of teh middle grounds to try to find some grouper. Well the grouper never made an appearance so we ran back to the original spot to top off our limit. In route we were stopped and checked by FWC, very courteous and they only checked fish, no safety equipment nor license check. After arriving back to the original spot we noted only 2 boats left on the spot and we pulled up and quickly put another 2 snapper in the boat. Started the 50 mile run in and about half way in, the same FWC boat turned on it’s red and blue lights as it approached us. We slowed down and both their crew and we had a laugh when they recognized us and waved us on.

6.1.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-01-2017
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 Team Uffa got invited to go out with Mike on the opening day of ARS.

We left EARLY as usual and head due west 46 miles. Surprising there were many boats with-in eye sight of us.

The bite was slow at the first 2 spots, but the 3rd spot was the honey hole for us. We limited out with 1 hr., no huge ones, but really surprising Jean & Mike BOTH caught tagged red snapper. At the next meeting we will let you know what they won. The tag said ” reward for this fish”.

Since we had our limit, Mike decide to move in about 9 miles and we fished for red grouper. The first stop we had keeper grouper in the fish box. We made 2 more stops and we limited out, again no monsters. The biggest fish was caught by RODNEY, and who was closest to RODNEY was Jean, so she grabbed it and brought in a beautiful 28″ red grouper.

While fishing at the last spot I noticed a school of Mahi-Mahi swim around the boat, so I quickly, threw out some cut up pins to keep them around the boat while Jean & Mike got converted their rods to catch them. They stayed around the boat for ever. We all took turn catching them. We only kept 7 cause we could not fit any more fish in Mike’s fish box.

So by 3:30 we decided to pack it in and enjoy a nice enjoyable flat ride back to the dock.

Jean & I want to thank Mike again for a GREAT day of catching.

Please enjoy the 2 videos enclosed.

Rick Uffa
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vnO0AL9Hk4


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Mike K and Rick U 6.1