2.18.17 Inshore

Name of Captain captain Jim Thirkill
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-18-2017
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 Hooked up with one of the newest members Jim Thirkill.

He is new to the area and  kind of showed him  some of Team Uffa’s hot spots, but they weren’t soo hot on sat.

We fished  out in front of Gulf Harbors, nothing so we went out towards the  sand bar in 8-9′ of water and were catching some mackerel. Jim Had quite a few cut offs on both his free liner out the back of the boat on pin fish and  his jigs that he was using. Then the big storm came  in quickly, and we got drenched. So we fished threw the storm , the sun came out and we caught a few more macks, and called it a day.

We’ll do better next time Jim, we’ll bring Jean on board for some luck.

rick uffa

 

Rick U 2.18.17

2.17.15 Help needed for kids tournament 2.25.17

Fellow Members,

I just received a request from Ryan Pinckley, Recreation Leader of Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources for our help in officiating at this years Kids Fishing Tournament held at the Anclote Gulf Park Pier.  He has asked us for 10 volunteers to help measure, count and record the kids catch.  We will help with baiting hooks and tangles etc.  We would need to be there by 9am with the tournament starting at 10am and running for two hours.  The event is for February 25th the day after our club tournament.  I have attached the flyer that Ryan has provided.  Please contact me by email letting me know if you can help with this event.  I will post under Fishing Reports on the website daily what the status of this request is.  Thanks in advance for you help in the event that will teach kids about the love of fishing we already have. The tournament only last 2 hours and there is food and drinks afterwards.   Please respond as soon as you can as I will need to give Ryan a firm answer regarding our help asap. The folks with Pasco County Parks have always been great in helping us hold our picnic events and this would be a great way to show our appreciation.

Frank Bellizio

727-597-0741

If any of you have done this event in the past I ask that you help again this year.  Someone with experience at the event from the club would be greatly appreciated.

2.11.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Tim Boros
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-11-2017
Your Name Tim Boros
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 Winter trout is here .
Still working on the technique .
Had. 2 nice keepers .
Looking for someone to come with me on my boat Saturday February 18 .
It may will rain some ,
Cell 407-409-4645

2.15.17 Freshwater

Name of Captain Pete
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 02-15-2017
Your Name Pete Steeneck
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 Didn’t plan of fishing today with the front coming through but after it passed (about 4:30) I decided
to go to a pond by my home. Still was windy but I did get one bite and caught one fish

Pete S 2.15.17

2.12.17 Inshore

Name of Captain sean
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-13-2017
Your Name team 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 hooked with friend Sean out of gulf harbors. We fished 2-3 spots of sean’s but nothing at all, so we went out of the end of the south channel of Gulf Harbors and drifted south and had a blast catching nice size macks. Jean got the 2 biggest ones, 23 1/2 and a 21″. A day early for the year long contest.

We were catching them on everything, live shrimp, surface lures and white grubs.

Thanks from both of us , Sean

Team Uffa

2.12.17 Jean U

DCIM101GOPRO

2.12.12

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-12-2017
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 Went out fishing this past Sunday with light wind and plenty of sun. Drifting the flats between Gulf Harbors and power plant using shrimp. Caught a nice 21.5 inch spanish mackeral and a 36 inch cobia that was too frisky to get into the boat. A beautiful day on the water. Tightlines.

Bill J 12.12.17

2.13.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-13-2017
Your Name Bill Herr
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 the dock at Hudson Marina at 7 AM with closing sky and a threat of fog. The fog cleared as we continued out to 50 ft depth. The water column was so clean you could easily discern the bottom at that depth. We started catching fish on the incoming tide almost immediately using cut bait and frozen pins, sardines, squid and some fresh caught Sand Perch and Grunts. The four of us landed quite a few large grunts but the highlights were 3 nice but out of season Red Snapper and two undersized Red Drum. Also caught a octopus and a 3 – 4 ft. Tiger Shark. Seas were fairly calm all morning but started to breeze up after noon. We changed positions twice to improve the bite after being shadowed by a pod of dolphin and headed back in around 2 PM by which time the weather seemed to be closing again and the seas were between 2 and 3 ft.
The crew included Capt Dave Taylor, Frank Bellizio, and Robert Grover and myself.

Tiger shark 1

Tiger shark 2

2.13.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-13-2017
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 Went fishing Mon. with Mike S. Bob S. and friend Joe on Mike S’ big boat. We left Mikes dock at 7 AM and went west 30 miles to a local wreck in 65 feet of water. After 20 minutes with no action, we moved to a rocky area nearby and started catching big Grunts and small Grouper using live pins and dead sardines. Mike S landed a nice 27 1/2 in Gag and we all lost some big ones.

From this spot we moved to another rocky area where we stayed for the rest of the day and had action all afternoon. By the end of the day we had caught over 2 dozen big Red Snapper. We also caught 20 Lesser Amberjack,  Grunts and small Grouper. By 3:30 the bait was mostly gone, the fish box was full and everyones arms were tired. We stowed all the gear and headed fo

Bob S with 2.13.17 catch

Mike S 2.13.17

2.4.17 Inshore

Name of Captain sean
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-04-2017
Your Name team 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  hooked up with our friend Sean. We fished in a few spots in and around gulf harbors and didn’t even get a bite, so we went into gulf harbors  in the north channel , and ended up catching 4 rats reds, and 2 17″ black drum all on live shrimp.

See enclosed video of one of the fish Jean caught.

Rick Uffa

Jean U 2.4.17

 

2.2.17 Offshore

Submission Date  2017-02-03 18:05:42
Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing?  Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing Thursday, February 02, 2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio

Feb. 2 2017 at 7 am Mike S, Pete S and I boarded Capt. Dave Taylor’s Seas the Moment and headed out for a day of offshore fishing. We made a brief stop in 27’ of water and found that the water was dirty and there was no action. We moved out to 57’ of water and hit the jackpot. For about 3 hours we pulled in legal size and larger gag grouper, I am not saying there weren’t a few under size fish but the majority (25 to 30) fish were over 22”. This was the most group I have seen at one time in over 3 years. Mixed in the catch was a large number of keeper size Red Snapper. All and all we counted 11 different species off this one spot including a good size King I got to the boat but cut off as I lifted him on board. It was a shame that the club Year Long Tournament doesn’t start until after the meeting 2/14/17. In the middle of the action we made comment to Capt. Dave that he should for sure mark this spot on the GPS. Capt. Dave’s response just floored me. A week earlier we had been out fishing and could not buy a bite. Dave told us that this was the same exact spot we had been on last week. Go figure, I guess that is why some days it is called “Fishing“ and some days should be called “Catching”.

Dave T 2.7.17

Mike S 2.2.17 a

Mike S 2.2.17b

Pete S 2.17

Frank 2.2.17