12.28.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-28-2016
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report Went offshore fishing Wed. with Rick U and friend Joe. Seas were calm but lots of fog going and returning, which made for a challenging 50 mile ride to 100 feet of water. Using live grunts,
squid and dead thread fins, we stopped at a number of spots and caught 4 red grouper to 26 inches, 10 mixed snappers, 5 lesser amberjack, and 5 big black seabass. additionally we released a bunch of big red snapper. Overall a good day fishing

12.26.16 Inshore

Name of Captain mike Travica
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-26-2016
Your Name rick & jean Uffa
Your Fishing Report We meet Mike at his boat in Tarpon at 9:00 a.m.

We first went for reds in a new secret spot Mike had found, but nothing, the water temp back up in this canal was 73 degrees, so after 1 hr. of not even getting a bit, we left and went looking for trout.

We caught at least 40 trout between the 3 of us, and not a keeper., so we drifted out into about 6′ of water and we found the macks. In about 1 1/2 Hrs we caught over 30 of them. Many cut off, so we jumped up to 60 lb leader, and help, but not totally.

Both jean & Mike got 2 nice mackerel. Both were just about 21″.

Got Mike on a video bring his in.

Jean & I want to thank you Mike for a great day of CATCHING .

Team Uffa.

12.22.16 Barry C

Name of Captain Barry Crabtree
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-22-2016
Your Name Barry Crabtree
Your Fishing Report fishing out front of brasher I trying to help jim mc to catch trout. it was hard did not want to listen to me.but he finally did.HE caught 7 trout on BUBBA LURE he said. And small reds . I caught 21′ black drum  6 reds /guite few drum on shrimp and trout.  WE on kayaks for 6 hours . the  trout did not want bite on shrimp or cut bait and ken J caught some fish TO.

12.22.16 Barry C

12.21.16 Inshore

Name of Captain caption Mike Desabrais
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-21-2016
Your Name rick uffa
Your Fishing Report Mike D my-self and 1 of my friends back from Pa. went out. We went out of Hudson and only went a few miles off shore. This time I brought some chum and that was the difference. We were drifting and  the Spanish macks just follow the chum line. For many hours we were catching  nice size macks. We lost 5 lures and 1 plug, along with at least 30 jigs. Again we were using 80 lb leader.

Greg got the biggest mack at 25 1/4″ and he had a large cobia on for about 5 seconds, at the boat then it spit the  jig.

Thanks Mike D for another great day of CATCHING in the gulf of Mexico.

Rick Uffa

Mike D 12.21.16

12.19.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Bob Bernstein
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-19-2016
Your Name Bob Bernstein
Your Fishing Report We left the dock in Cote river at dead low tide. We were lucky to get out. The waters were calm and the fish were hungry. We caught 7 nice Span Mackeral. We lost many more than we caught. Their teeth were so sharp they cut through wire leaders and double heavy mono leaders.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Spanish Mackeral 23″

12.19.16 Bob B

12.19.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Jim Mcarthy
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-19-2016
Your Name Phil Ackley
Your Fishing Report Took Jim’s boat offshore today with Barry C and myself.  We launched at Anclote and picked up a few pinfish just east of Anclote key.  Headed west, of course, from Anclote to Jim’s secrete spot and when we got there we found out it was no longer a secret.  The pirates at out spot were nice enough to give us some bait so we allowed them to stay. The weather was great and calm seas but not much of a bite.  Caught lots of grunts and other small fish , red groupers, but no gags.  Jim was able to hook into this  Amberjack which gave him a good fight and was fun to watch.  We headed in about 3pm and had a smooth ride back to the boat launch.  It was a great day with great people, fun.

12.19 Phil A

12.19.16 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-19-2016
Your Name Chet Jasak
Your Fishing Report Robert Gover, Bob S. & I left Mikes dock at 8:00 sharp. Stopped to unload pinfish traps then headed to some spots Mike got from Jim M. First stop we picked up Grunts, Sea Bass, a couple short Red Grouper and two octopus. We also had another boat of some silly fishermen? that came along side begging for bait and cookies. (Lucky Carole did a lot of baking). Moved to several other spots with not too much better results. At the Last stop Chet caught a real nice Amber Jack. Unfortunately the picture Robert took with Chet’s new phone did not come out. Mike was an excellent captain and we all had a great day with calm water, no fog (this time) and great friends.

 

12.17.16 Inshore

Name of Captain captain Mike Desabrais
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-17-2016
Your Name Team Uffa
Your Fishing Report Team Uffa & a friend of Mikes , Tom hooked up with Mike D for a great day of CATCHING.

At first the bite was slow and was a bit windy. So we moved around and all of a sudden we found them. Macks all over the place.

We were using 50 leader and getting bit off, so Jean & I threw on 100 lb leader and we finally we catching most of them, some were still cutting the leader.

Jean & I were was using 3/4 oz jig with a white grub and right at the boat a big cobia hit her jig and the fight was on. (see video).

Between the 4 of us we caught at least 50 macks. Lost at least 5 spoons and a dozen jigs due to cut offs.

Jean got the biggest mack at 21 1/2″.

Mike was catching small trout on a silver doa along with sea bass and sand perch.

We all want to thank Mike for a great day on the water.

Team Uffa

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 21 1/2″ mackerel ( Jean)
32 1/4″ cobia (Jean)

12.17 Jean U

12.17 Jean U

12.16.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 12-16-2016
Your Name Mike Brumley
Your Fishing Report Mike D and Mike B – We went out at what was supposed to be 2 hours prior to low tide.  We couldn’t get to our planned spot in the mangroves since water was too low.  After we got ourselves extracted from the shallows we headed out 3-4 miles in front of Gulf Harbors around the crab traps.  We threw weighted silver spoons and white grubs on jig heads.  Caught 12 or so decent Mackerel, a 13 ” Black Sea Bass and a bunch of junk fish.  Got bit off a few times but wire would keep them away so had to deal with it.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Fish of the Month December is Mackerel and I caught a 21″ Spanish Mackerel

Mike B 12.16.16

12.14.16 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-14-2016
Your Name Mike Kaplan
Your Fishing Report With only 2 weeks left before gag grouper season closes I took friend Joe and Rick U out for
a last shot at some gags. We left from Nick’s Park at 6:30 and headed west. We fished several spots at 50 feet and caught numerous small gags and large grunts. a school of amberjack came through the area and we caught 4 large jacks up to 32 inches. by the end of the day, Joe caught a monster 33 inch gag and Rick caught a 24 in gag, which managed to jump out of the fish box and back in the water. Bummer. The last big fish of the day was an 8 foot shark which Rick caught on his spinning rod. I bet Rick’s back is still sore today. We used a combination of live pinfish and dead bait and the fish seemed to like it all.
We called it quits by 3:30 and turned on the radar and fog horn and headed home in the fog. Luckily the fog  quit after a few miles.

Same fishing trip Rick U report

Name of Captain Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 12-14-2016
Your Name rick uffa
Your Fishing Report Hooked up  with Captain Mike again.

Left Nicks park early as usual and foggy this time. Took us a few extra minutes to get  out of the channel, but  all the high teck gear Mike had on board it was no problem.

We started at 18 miles and  we were catching plenty of red snapper, so we moved to another spot, there Joe landed  a HUGH gag 33″ and must have weighed at least 20+ lbs. Took him about 5 minutes  to land this beauty. He caught it on frozen  threads.

Then we moved from spot to spot and caught  lots of different species of fish, I took home 15 nice size grunts.

Mike and I caught a few nice size amber jacks  all over 30″.

I was free lining a 5″ grunt and all of a sudden my  pole bent in half, Had a tough time getting in to the boat, all  the while we were all guessing what it could be, but towards the end we all agreed it was a shark. We didn’t know what type it was, but it was super HUGH, at least 6′ long and about 150+ lbs.

We headed in around 3 p.m. the winds were picking up and the air got cool.

Again, thanks Mike for a great off shore adventure.

1st Mate Rick Uffa

12.14.16 Joe

12.14 Rick U