8.22.16 Off Shore Jean U

 

Full Name Jean Uffa
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Name of Captain Captain Mike Kaplan
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-22-2016
Fishing Report TEAM UFFA REPORT

I finally got off shore with Mike and had a great time. The weather was beautiful and the waves small.  We left Nicks park at 5:30 sharp and headed west for about 2 hr. boat ride. We saw a beautiful sun rise, and lots of flying fish on the way out.

We got to the first spot fishing in 109′ of water and it wasn’t long  before the bite was on. I got the first  bite and it was a big  red grouper ( 25″) then Mike landed a nice 27″, poor Rick  could not catch a keeper until later in the day.

Mike took me to his A.J. hole and within 5 minutes they were swimming around the boat. So Rick rigged  my rod to free line a live pin fish, within  20 seconds  of throwing it in,I had my first AJ on the line, it measured 31 1/2″. I had caught 2 more AJ’S and  I was whipped, too much work, even though it was a lot of fun catching them.

Then Captain Mike went looking for more grouper and  put us on some nice American Red snapper, lane snapper, yellow tail snapper and a few mangroves. The lanes & yellow tail were HUGH 15-16″

We ended up with 5 keeper reds. ( Rick even caught a keeper).He caught some trigger fish and Mike caught an Octopus.

I want to thank Mike for taking me out and putting us on some nice fish, and hope I have the pleasure  to fish with him again.

Jean

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8.20.16 Inshore Mike B

Full Name Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Self
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-20-2016
Fishing Report Went out around 8 or so and headed out of GH towards Anclote River. Not much biting on pin fish and lost a small red at the boat on a gulp shrimp. Headed out to 9-10 ft of water and had alot of fun catching ladyfish and trout on silver Kastmaster spoon and 1/4oz jighead with New Penny Gulp. Lost 5 to one Ladyfish to head shakes and leaps. Caught a 4 foot black tip shark on live pin. Caught a few small mackerel and saw them jumping around – about 6-8 inches so cobia are probably munching down on them. Lots of large fish rolling, assume Tarpon, but not in schools so not sure.

8.19.16 Offshore Mike K

Full Name Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-19-2016
Fishing Report Taking advantage of the light winds on Friday, I took wife Judy and went north off Bayport to some grouper spots in 50 feet of water. The water temp was 86 degrees and very calm. we were using threadfin herring and live pinfish.
The grouper bite was slow, probably because of the warm water. we caught 6 small ones and 1 keeper along with 1 small mangrove snapper.
What was surprising was that we caught a bunch of red snapper in several spots. This is the first time I have ever caught red snapper in this area in 50 feet of water. A beautiful day on the water but HOT. We headed in around 3 and managed to avoid the afternoon storms.

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8.19.16 Inshore/offshore Frank B

Where were you fishing? Offshore
Inshore
Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 08-19-2016
Fishing Report Mike S and I joined Captain Dave Taylor of a morning on the water.  We knew it would be hot in the afternoon so we knew we would make it a short trip from the outset.  We headed out to Marker 10 about 10 miles out of Hudson and hit our first spot.  Small jacks were biting strong with a couple small trout.  The dolphins showed up and the bite stopped immediately and never restarted. After trying several spots in the area we decide to head in to Marker 4 area.  We spent the rest of the morning drifting the area in the channel where we picked up 3 keeper trout, short trout, a gag, sharks, lady fish, blow fish and pin fish.  Most the fish were caught on the bottom in about 9 feet of water on cut bait but Dave caught a few on white plastic.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Dave Taylor 17′ Trout
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8.15.16 Inshore Mike B

Full Name Mike Brumley Mike Travica
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain Mike Brumley
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-15-2016
Fishing Report Headed out from GH at 0700 and headed to the shallows around the Anclote River.  Fishing pin fish both free lined and under a bobber we each caught one keeper redfish.  Headed out to the flats between the power plant and the island we tried to catch some trout.  Mike Travica caught 2 sail cats, a perch, a croaker, some trout, a needle fish, a lizard fish, and about 5 pinfish.  A variety had to make up for quality but the reds will be nice for dinner.  Had a great time.  Thanks for coming with me Mike Travica!

 

8.11.16 Inshore Robert Grover

Full Name Robert Grover
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain MIke Spanhel
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-11-2016
Fishing Report We left the dock at Mike’s home about 8am and went 2-3 miles west and drift fished from the east end of Anclote Island to the sand bar. We caught a variety of fish using live shrimp and cut baits. Among the fish were 2 Mangrove Snappers, several cats, 3 Lady fish(bait), pin fish, 5 sharks and about 2 dozen Trout with 5 of them being keeper size. The weather was warm but good and we had calm water. A great day and lot’s of fun. Thanks Mike.

 

8.12.16 Inshore Rick U

Full Name Rick uffa
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain captain Bromley
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-12-2016
Fishing Report PUSSY CATS ON THE FLATS

Mike and I went out early on Friday morning and fished in front of gulf harbors. It was flat as could be. We were both using ( Jim Mc.) special lure, the zerra spook Jr. in chrome and again we were nailing the trout on the surface. Mike landed 2 keeper trout about 17-18″ which he kept for supper. Along with all the trout hitting on top, big sail cats were hitting them also.

Mike had the first kitty cat on, and thought it was a small cobia, took lots of line on the first run, and had Mike’s pole bent pretty good, I had the net ready and all of a sudden out of the deep comes this 24″ sail cat, what a let down and within another 1/2 hr. we landed 2 more big ones. Maybe all the fresh water in the rivers chased them into the gulf.

thanks for taking me out Mike,

rick Uffa

8.11.6 Offshore Rick U

Full Name Rick uffa
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Name of Captain captain Brad
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-11-2016
Fishing Report I hooked up with a fellow fisherman  from gulf harbors and we went out 12 miles off shore and we caught  3 keeper gags and we missed 2 that we couldn’t get off the bottom our rods were not heavy enough to pull them up. ( I know Mike K is laughing)

We were fishing in 37′ of water and the bite was on for 45 minutes and then they stopped. We caught a total of 9 gags, we also caught 12 nice size grunts 11-13″.

Can’t wait to get out with him again

rick Uffa

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8.5.16 Inshore Rick U

Full Name Rick Uffa
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain captain Bromley
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-05-2016
Fishing Report Mike B was nice to take me out fishing on my birthday. ( thanks Mike) After hearing Jim Mc Carthy LONG  fish story at the meeting, We decided to buy some of those SPECIAL COLOR ZERRA SPOOKS JR’S. So we fished in front of gulf harbors and I was nailing one trout after another and  mike was using a spoon not getting anything, so he put  one on then we both were catching trout, mostly all under sized, but was nice seeing those trout hit the surface lures. I had a nice strike and we thought it was a cobia, and ended  up being a 24″ lady fish that I snagged in the side, what a fight.

We fished till 11:30 cause a big storm was moving in.

thanks for a fun day of fishing Mike B.

Rick Uffa

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 17 1/4″ trout for fish of the month
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8.2.16 inshore Rick u

Full Name Rick Uffa
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Name of Captain mike Travica
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 08-02-2016
Fishing Report Meet Mike T at his boat at 7:00 a.m. and headed  to where Ken J told me to go for those nice reds he has been catching so we did. As we were headed back into the mangroves we saw the red fish tailing( Mike or I never saw this before) so we got close and anchored the boat and  within 20 minutes we both had keeper reds, I also caught a nice 24″ snook on a live pin fish. Thanks Ken for   the Info.

then we went to Howard park  area and Mike  hooked up onto a monster of a fish. We ended up chasing it around the gulf for about 20 minutes. I thought it was a Hugh stingray, but it was a 40″ black tip shark, that he snagged in the dorsal fin., Then we hit a few other spots and  didn’t get a bite, TOOO hot by 11:30 so we called it quits.
On the way down to  the boat ramp I stopped at the  power plant  over look and took this pic of the foam  coming down the  river. The guy in the boat was bailing his  boat out with his net, so funny to see him do that.

Thanks for taking me Mike

rick Uffa

If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 21″  red fish mike T

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