1.20.17 Offshore Key West

Name of Captain Capt Greg Mercurio
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 01-20-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
Your Fishing Report Drove to key West on Thursday and left the dock at5:00 PM.  Greg drove the boat 7 hours West of the tortugas.  Started fishing at midnight.  Shortly thereafter I put a 10# mutton snapper on the deck out of140′ of water.  Fished the rest of the night up till 10:00 am. Most others were fishing for yellow tails which ruled the fishbox. Sat and then went down for a nap.  Back on deck at noon and fished thru sunset.  By that time we had moved to 240′ leaving the yellow tails behind. When I returned on deck at 10:00, Ewing had increased to 20-30 and even in a 100′ boat conditions were unfishable.  Returned to the dock at 7:00 Sunday am, 7 hours early, with 4 muttons and 2 yellowtail and a $150. Credit for my next trip.  Can’t control the weather and the front came thru a lot sooner than expected.

 

1.24.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank Bellizio
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 01-24-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Your Fishing Report The FOC tournament was called off and my boat full of members were called terminating the tournament.  Denis and Butch were going to going out to fish in the river if it proved to be too windy so I joined them. We headed out thinking the day would be spent clinging to the mangroves.  We fished most the morning in the bayou areas of the Anclote and Denis hooked up with a monster trout that got off as he lifted it into the boat.  About noon the winds had dropped so we headed out to the flats in front of the electric plant.  Butch landed a nice 16 inch trout.  Later I landed an Amoura and a under size trout.  At round 2pm we crossed the channel and did a drift down toward Howard Park.  Denis tied into a great 23 inch trout and boated him.  We didn’t catch a lot of fish but we did catch some fair size ones.  It was a great day on the water with friends.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Denis S  23″ Trout   Fish of the month.

1.24.16 Butch K

1.24.16 Denis S

1.16.17 Offshore

 

  • 2017-01-16 20:24:02
  • Mike Kaplan
    • Offshore
  • Yes
  • Monday, January 16, 2017
  • rick uffa
  • Mike and I went out of Nick’s parks at 6:00 a.m. and it was crystal clear this time.

    We caught a few pins at the end of the channel, then headed West 45 miles.

    The first 2 spots didn’t produce anything, then Mike found a hot spot on his screen. We picked up  3 quick legal grouper, then the sharks arrived, we caught or had on at least 15 sharks, they were a pain in the ass today. We lost lots of  hooks and  weights.

    We ended up with 3 keeper grouper, 2 beautiful mangrove snapper over 19″, 1/2 dozen of nice size lanes, a few grunts., and 1/2 dozen of lesser amberjacks.  We only caught 2 red snapper this time, which was good.

    The sea Gods were nice to us again today, a little rough going out but by noon, it calm down pretty good and totally flat on the way home.

    Thanks for a great day of catching again  Mike.

    Rick Uffa.

  • Mike K want to enter a 22 1/4″ red grouper for fish of the month

    https://youtu.be/oRrPKnJHeSE

Mike K 1.16.17

 

1.16.17 Fresh water

Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 01-16-2017
Your Name Pete Steeneck
Your Fishing Report Fished the ponds at Innisbrook this afternoon. Fishing as been slow but is starting to pick-up
Caught this 9 LB 12OZ. Large Mouth Bass today

Pete S 1.16.17

1.15.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 01-15-2017
Your Name Frank B
Your Fishing Report Mike B and I decided to catch some mid day fishing. We left at around 10:30am from Belle Harbour Marina in Tarpon Springs and for the first 3 hours couldn’t get a bite. We tried on the flats in front of the power plant, out in deeper water and in front of the sand bar. We had no live or cut bait so we threw soft plastic, spoons, jigs and even gulp with no results. Finally we went out to Marker 4, with no result from jigging and casting we started trolling with silver near the crab traps. We finally caught a few keeper mackerel. We then headed over to the area in front of the Anclote park pier and did catch a couple small trout. This was one of the toughest, slowest days of fishing I have experienced in the last couple years. On the way back to port in Tarpon Springs we stopped at a favorite spot and caught a few ladyfish. Mike B landed a really good size one. A slow but good day of fishing, the water was smooth, maybe too smooth and the company was good.

1.15.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Desabrais
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 01-15-2017
Your Name Mike Desabrais
Your Fishing Report I set out of Hudson around noon with Rick U. We fished several locations between Hudson and the Cotee River using artificial bait and lures in about 8-10 feet of 54 degree water. We caught about 10 Spanish Mackerel and a Trout. The most interesting part of the trip was sighting a Cobia resting on the bottom as we drifted in 8 feet of water. He wasn’t interested in our bait, but it was pretty cool to see. I got to try out my lucky “Fish-On” shirt too!
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Mackerel-various length
Trout-14 inches

Mike D 1.15

Rick U 1.15.16

1.14.17 Other: Upcoming FOC fishing tournament

The list that was emailed showing people with boats, and needing a captain to fish with had one error.  One of our new members Peter Steeneck is still looking to fish with a captain but the phone number on the sheet to contact him is in error.  The number is 727-432-0988.  For all members who are still looking for a captains and anglers  to fish with don’t hesitate to call those on the list still showing room on their boat or needing a boat ride, this is the reason we have posted the notice.

1.11.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 01-11-2017
Your Name Ken
Your Fishing Report Fishing with club member Barry inn Brasher Park area.  Had to wait until about 9:15 to have enough water to go out.  Not much of a bit until the water came up.  About 11:00 the black drum found us. We caught 13 keepers up to 23″ along with keeper sheepshead.  We also caught at least a dozen short redfish and some mangrove snapper in the next hour and a half.  Moved off the black drum spot to look for bigger redfish but no luck with that.  Really good day until the cloud cover moved in about 1

Bob C 1.11.17

Ken J 1.11.17

1.2.16 Inshore

  • 2017-01-02 20:45:47
  • Mike Desabrais
    • Inshore
  • No
  • Monday, January 02, 2017
  • Mike Desabrais
  • I left Hudson today with Team Uffalussy. We made a quick stop near the end of the main channel and then proceeded to a spot about 4 miles out from there where we had a good catch in the past. We landed many Macks and some sea bass throwing a variety of plastics, spoons, and live bait. Kept one Bass and some Macks. We then headed south to an area that has a plateau about 4 feet surrounded by 7-9 feet. More Macks there. We drifted from there for some time in water up to 10 feet and 66 degrees. Late in the day I hooked what we estimated to be a 36 inch cobia on a jig head with a chartreuse grub. I brought him to the boat, but after several attempts to net him, he escaped to be caught another day. All in all a fun day of catching.

1.9.16 Inshore

Name of Captain captain rick
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 01-09-2017
Your Name team uffa
Your Fishing Report Took the better half out on the last day of the year long fishing tournament, and behold he hooked into this nice 32″ red fish in our canal in Gulf Harbors.

It hit a live shrimp.

good going Jean