11.2.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-02-2017
Your Name Frank B
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 Bob B and I joined Capt Dave Taylor for a day of offshore fishing at 7 am at Hudson Marina.  We headed out on calm seas with a nip in the air.  Our first stop was at 30 ft of water about 20 miles out where we picked up some grunts.  We moved again and never left the second spot. We found fish in 50 ft. of water.  We all caught gag grouper but Dave was the only one that caught keepers, he caught 2 keeper gags.  We caught gags, red grouper and grunts.  The gags were biting on smelts, live pins and grunt chunks.  The day warmed up and we had a great day on the water.  I lost 3 hard hits I think were gags due to leader failure.  I think in the future I will follow Capt Dave’s advice and use 100lb test leader instead of the 50lb leader I was using.   Thanks Dave for a great day of fishing.  I know Bob B and I had a lot of fun.  It seemed like someone had something on the line all day.

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11.2.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-02-2017
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 Well after 6 weeks of not getting off shore, due to the high winds, Mike K invited me and his long time friend Joe to go off shore for some gag fishing.

We left out of Hudson at 6:00 A.M., already had our pins so we went west about 27 miles. We anchored up and  the bite was instant. We had 3 keeper gags in the box  on the first spot. Mike kept moving around and we filled the fish box, plus caught another 4 more  legal size ones, plus many under size gags.

Besides  the gags the HUGHE A.J.’s were out there, between the 3 of us we  landed at least 8 A.J.’s and all of them were of legal size.

We got some nice size grunts and beautiful ARS,  all the ARS were over 22″ , and I also caught a 18″ flounder, and got him on a 5″ frozen sardine.

Mike had a MONSTER gag on , and right at the boat he paid the tax man. The shark must have been at least 9-10′ long, Mike ended up with only 1/3 of his grouper.

See video of Mike bringing in one of many big Gags we caught. In video you’ll see how calm it was out there all day.

Joe and I want to thank Mike for  another GREAT day on the water.

Rick Uffa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wYp6YjCaXM

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11.1.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-01-2017
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Could not go out fishing today, getting windows replaced. Instead I fished off my dock using frozen shrimp. First cast caught a 12″ flounder. Also caught many spots and several mangrove snapper. Hope all on boats had a good day!

10.28.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Herr
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 10-28-2017
Your Name Bill Herr
Met Jim McCarthy at Brasher Park at 8 AM to catch the high tide, This is my maiden voyage for kayak fishing and Jim was very generous helping me with tips and suggestions for improvements of my gear and launch and recovery techniques. We fished up a few pin fish from the shore and then move out on the falling tide. We first fished the outside of Cow Key using cut pins and mullet chunks. Jim had a nice red on but didn’t get it on board. We saw a lot of mullet running the mangrove but couldn’t find a bite from the reds. After about an hour or so we moved to the channel in Salt Spring Run near to the oyster bars and found the trout were biting. We took 5 nice fish and released about half a dozen or more smalls before the bite dropped off and we called it a day. Thanks Jim for your help and advice and for a great day on the water.

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10.22.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 10-22-2017
Your Name Bill Joyce
My brother, his son and myself went out fishing today from Duneden while fishing with a guide. He loaded up with white bait netted on the beach. I caught a 25 inch redfish and 2 of 22 inch snook and 1 short trout for an in shore slam. We fished all around St. Joseph Sound. A little windy and counting the nice fish that we lost, it was a great day of fishing. Tightlines

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10.21.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 10-21-2017
Your Name Ken
Kayak fishing with Joe H out of Anclote at sun up. Tried to get out early before it got too windy. Netted some pinfish to go with our live shrimp. Early on at low tide we caught a couple keeper reds, a snook, and a couple ladyfish. The bite turned off quickly and for a 2-3 hours we just kept moving trying to find a bite. Absolutely nothing happening. About mid-incoming tide in a mangrove/oyster bar area all of a sudden the redfish started to bite again. We caught about a half dozen keeper reds over 20″ on the live shrimp. My 22″ red was perfect dinner size for blackened redfish tacos and Joe’s gave him a really nice fight. By lunchtime we called it a day. The wind was a challenge for kayaking but we prevailed. Glad we found some cooperative fish.

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10.16.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 10-16-2017
Your Name Ken Jacobson
Headed out kayak fishing with Jim McCarthy at sun up out of Brasher Park Monday.  Supposed to be early to mid incoming tide but we had a lot of water.  Fishing cutbait I caught  keeper redfish.  They were passing through in front of the mangroves in a grassy/rocky area in the first hr of daylight.  With keepers in the cooler we moved back towards  the salt water springs.  Caught keeper black drum on live shrimp but  the wind was out of the west and the water got so abnormally high on high tide it was like a flood tide.  No real current and wouldn’t go out. We moved back all the way out front to find moving water and fish.  Jim caught a nice 22″ redfish and I caught a 16″ flounder.  Nice day on the water

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10.11.17 Inshoure

Name of Captain Frank B
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 10-11-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Denis S, Robert G and I headed out for a day of inshore fishing on calm seas at 8:30 am. We fished areas from 2trees island to Marker 4, the sandbar and in front of the power plant during the day. We all caught a lot of fish including trout, black seabass, catfish, ladyfish, shark and lizard fish but nothing very large. It was a fun day of fishing with friends using all artificial lures.  We were looking for mackerel but never caught any.

10.10.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 10-10-2017
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 got an early start and picked up my 3 dozen select shrimp and a chum bag as I was looking for sp. mackerel as I heard that they have arrived. Yes they have arrived as I caught a half dozen of these speedsters. Also the trout fishing has picked up with a good bite as I caught several 14 to 17 inch fish on the flats in front of Gulf Harbors and power plant. Hot day but a nice breeze made it very comfortable so I stayed out from 8 AM to 3 PM. Good fishing.

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