9.20.17 Offshore

Name of Captain GULFSTAR
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 09-20-2017
Your Name Bill Joyce
GULFSTAR trip and it was a beautiful boat ride on calm seas 3 hours offshore . We fished for grouper and key west grunts using live pinfish, squid and cut threadfin. Many short gags were caught and released and many key west grunts came home. It was a great trip and I am already signed up for October trips when the gags will be ready to eat. Tight lines.

Bill J 9.20 a

Bill J 9.20c

9.19.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-19-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Fred M, Butch K and I headed out from Tarpon Springs on the Anclote for a day of inshore fishing at around 8:30am. The water was like glass most of the day but later in the afternoon the wind came up and there was quite a bit of chop.

We fished the spoiler island at the end of Anclote channel but there was so much bait in the water we did not get much of a bite so we moved up in the north south channel to an area half way between the Anclote Key and Gulf Harbors. There was a weed line so we fished it and ended up with a couple good size keeper mackerel and a trout or two. We moved up the sandbar and picked up some trout, mangrove snapper and ladyfish. Fred picked off a really big needle fish that was around 18″ long. We moved often and fished in 5 to 12 feet of water. The water was murky but we ended up having a really decent day of fishing with a lot of variety. It was good have my fishing friends back after the long summer.

9.19.17 Butch K 1

9.19.17 Butch K 2

9.18.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Jim Thrikill
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-18-2017
Your Name Team Uffa
Team Uffa hooked up with Jim T for a early morning  inshore fishing trip.

We had pins already,  so we went  out to  marker ???  and chummed up  while we waited for the macks and cobia to bite, we  all had free lined pins out, and we were all casting with different lures on our other rods.

Jean was using  a white grub  on a 3/8 jig head, so I told her to throw it close to the marker and let it sink, so she did and on the second  jig, she had a fish on, as it got closer the boat she noticed it was a cobia and there was a bigger one following it, so Jim and I quickly brought in our free liners and threw  it at the cobia as jean was just playing with here, and the other one hit Jim’s  pin.  Neither were keepers but it was the first time any of us had a 2fer cobia on at the same time.

Then we hit the sand bar( of what is left of it) and  caught nothing but junk fish, so by noon, be packed it in.

Thanks Jim for a morning out on the water.

Team Uffa

Jim T and Jean U 9.18.17

9.11.17 Other

Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-11-2017
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 Not fishing related, but where we stayed in Alabama  for the hurricane, the people had 3 hummingbird  feeder out, Had to take a video of them, never saw so many at one time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MODbhp1A48s

 

 

Name of Captain Bob Shirley
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-03-2017
Your Name Chet
Bob S. and his son Brian invited me to fish with them. We left Bob’s dock at 6:30 and traveled 47 miles NE. We limited out on ARS within 1 1/2 hours.
We moved to several others spots looking for grouper. We caught several but never got on that was keeper size. We kept catching the ARS all day but since we already had our limit on ice we could not keep any more. We fished depths from 50 to 70 feet and only used sardines and squid. The seas and weather was almost perfect all day with the exception of one cloud burs that lasted only 15 minutes. It was a joy fishing with Bob & his son. Thank you for a great day of catching.

 

9.3.17 Bob S

9.3.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 09-03-2017
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Dave Taylor, Mike Kaplan, Jim McCarthy and I headed out at 7AM to a spot about 41 miles west of Gulf Harbors. We dodged rain until we were almost on our spot. Dropped mostly sardines and by 10AM had our limit of Red Snapper to 23″. Did we say we had a good day and come home, of course not! We moved a few times looking for grouper and only caught one interesting looking fish, see picture. The ride out was a little rough but coming in Mike K. managed a short nap. Good day with good friends. Thanks Mike, Dave and Jim for helping out the novice captain.

9.3.17 Mike S b

9.3.17 Mike S, Jim M, Dave T, Mike K

9.2.17 Freshwater

Name of Captain Pete Steeneck
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 09-02-2017
Your Name Pete Steeneck
Bass fishing has been slow and the weather has kept me indoors. After the rain stopped yesterday decided to give it a go. Local ponds are all overflowing and prevented me from reaching some of my prime spots but I did get lucky and found a spot that produced five fish, three were nice sized, Cabin fever got me out, may try again this evening.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. Large mouth Bass 24″ long and weighted 7 lbs.

Pete S 9.2.17

8.31.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 08-31-2017
Your Name Bill Joyce
Beautiful weather for a change so I went out this AM to fish the flats in front of power plant from 8 to noon which was slightly cooler and before the PM storms. I used my trusty shrimp and fished 6 to 8 foot of water, I caught 2 keeper trout and a nice sized ladyfish. It is cooling off. Tightlines.

Bill J 8.31

Bill J 8.31b

Bill J 8.31c

8.30.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-30-2017
Your Name Rick Uffa
Terry Freeman, Bob Sherley and my-self ( Rick Uffa) all hooked up with Mike K for a off shore trip.

As usual we meet  way before the crack of dawn, and the sea God’s weren’t nice to us at all. Mike said boy’s it going to be a CALM  day out there , with 5 knots wins, but the weather man was WRONG. It blew at least 10-15 knots  most of the day and the waves were  anywhere from 3-4′, it not a enjoyable day on the water.

But as you know Mike has some good spots off shore. So we hit at least 10-12 spots out there, none really produces many fish ( for those  condition), but manages to get 7 keeper grouper and  a bunch of nice lanes. Terry landed a nice 25 3/4 gag grouper, the biggest of the day, and also got 3 nice size sea bass.

Got a story to tell. Long story short. I was letting RODNEY hold my grouper rod as I was  catching lanes and had a big bite on the grouper rod, by the time I got to it, the line broke at my tip, then about 15 minutes later Mike THOUGHT he had a big fish on his line, so he brought it to the surface and HERE he had caught my line that broke, so I put on a pair of gloves and  then brought my 100′ of line  to the boat, and  behold it was a 26″ red grouper still on the hook, so Mike & I are both taking credit on 1/2 grouper caught each.

Terry, Bob And I want to thank Mike for a good and SAFE day on the water again

Rick Uffa

Kaplan catch 8.30.17

Terry F and Bob S 8.30.17

8.27.17 Offshore

Name of Captain jim mccarthy
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-17-2017
Your Name jim mccarthy
lobster was not really that good this year  still caught a couple every day   fishing this year was very for DOLPHIN  found a weed line worked it for dolphin 20 miles out in 650 ft on cut bait not trolling you got to get lucky and  find something floating and BIRDS .  go for  lobster and fishing with family
Jim M 8.27.17 a

Jim M 8.27.17 a

Jim M 8.27.17b

Jim M 8.27.17b