11.26.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-26-2017
Your Name Jack  Hexter
I convinced Mike Spanhel to get up early ?? and fish with me on Sunday.  Didn’t have to twist his arm too hard.  We met at the dock at 7:00, tried to find bait at the stilt houses, then ran to the chickee and loaded up.  We fished s cople miles North of Anclote with a chum bag hanging and soon the mackerel appeared.  Jack even caught lots of them on a fly rod, it was a blast.  We ran in tothe stilt houses and fished for some trout, only catching one keeper (released) and called it a day about 1:30.

11.25.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Jim Mcarthy
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-25-2017
Your Name Phil  Ackley
Jim , Ken J and myself launched at Anclote park at about 8 am.  Stopped out near Anclote Key and loaded up on pinfish using my new home made rig and Ken’s store bought sabiki pole.  The home made rig worked okay and we had our bait.  Went out to Jim’s secret spot and there were about ten other boats there.  We managed to pull in a few undersized gags and several grunts.  Started back in just before three and was home and taking care of the boat by 4:30.  It was a fun day on the water with good company.

11.25.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-25-2017
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Went out about 9:30 this morning looking for mackerel among the crab pots. Many many mackerel along with many cut offs. Also caught lady fish, one nice trout and several unnamed fish. Was using a long shank hook with live shrimp and a small split weight on the line. They seemed to be attacking the weight as much as the bait. Deleted the weight and cut offs were reduced. Ran out of shrimp and went to Gulp on the long shank hook. Worked great as long as you kept the Gulp at the bottom of the hook. Cut offs were reduced to almost none. Home by 12:30 GREAT DAY!

11.8.17 Offshore East coast

Name of Captain Corey Hexter
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-08-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
Herer’s a photo of Roy Cronacher’s swordfish caught on fly, with my son, Corey Hexter as Captain.  Only the third time in the world a sword has been caught on fly.

11.20.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Barry Crabtree
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-20-2017
Your Name Barry Crabtree
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 Jim MC and Phil A and I fish Brasher in our Kayaks very LOW LOW tide they started at low tide 8 but it was still low at 11. phil caught 22′ red black Drum and small Snook we all caught small fish RED FISH SNOOK/DRUM cut bait did not work shrimp was the bait of the DAY hard fishing wind and LOW tide.. WE ARE OLD BUT
” TOUGH ”

11.20.17 Barry C

11.20.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-20-2017
Your Name Frank  B
Butch K and his grandson Reece joined me today for some inshore fishing near the mouth of the Anclote River and the sandbar.  The day started out chilly but 10 yr old Reece was up to the weather with lots of enthusiasm and a background of catching lunker size Big Mouth Bass in freshwater.  We got off to a good start catching lots of shorts of all kinds. Trout, catfish, jacks,back bass, silver bass and lizard fish.  The bite slowed later in the day as it warmed up and we approached high tide.  We called it a day and a great time was had, it was so much fun watching Reece bring in those fish.

11.20.17 Butch K’s grandson Reece

11.20.17 Upcoming Boat Parade

The 18th annual Cotee River Christmas Parade will be Saturday December 2nd, beginning at 6 pm from the Port Richey waterfront and ending at Sims Park in New Port Richey.

 

Saturday December 2nd will mark the 18th annual Cotee River Christmas Boat Parade along the Pithlachascotee River.  Boats of all kinds, decorated with strings of lights and holiday flare will glide along the Cotee River from Miller’s Bayou in Port Richey’s Waterfront to Sims Park in Downtown New Port Richey…  The parade will begin at approximately 6pm in the Port Richey Waterfront.  There are many great places to view the parade along the river, with Sims Park providing entertainment prior to the parade courtesy of Dr. Unger’s Winterfest.

Boats, kayaks or any type of sea worthy vessels are eligible to participate in the parade. Registration is required, you can go to www.bayoubusinessdistrict.com, click on the events tab which leads to the calendar. Click on December calendar and the information will pop up. Another easy way to register is to go to https://www.facebook.com/BBAandNPRMainStreet and send a message to the event planner. There will also be applications available at http://nprmainstreet.com. Anyone that may have questions can call Kristin Tonkin at (727)364-7516. Please register by November 28th.

There will be a Captains meeting for all participants at Gill Dawg on November 30th.  Gill Dawg will provide homemade jambalaya and a delicious salad prepared by their talented staff. Event rules will be reviewed, participants will receive their boat number and their goodie bag that evening.

Following the boat parade there will be an after party at Whiskey River.

New Port Richey Main Street and the Bayou Business Association have partnered up to coordinate the extra spectacular evening event. Hits 106 radio station will broadcast the event. Participants have a chance of winning a garnet jewelry set and a spot in the New Port Richey Holiday Street Parade the following Saturday, December 9th.

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Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-18-2017
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 Saturday was such a beautiful day that I decided to go fishing from 0900 to 1300. Picked up some shrimp and headed for the flats in front of Bailles Bluff in 4 to 8 feet of water. Hi tide was around noon and that was the best bite. I caught a few short trout and some large sp mackerel. A good day on short notice and the bite is on so get out and fish. Tightlines.

11.17.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-17-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Denis S and I headed out of Tarpon Springs for a day of inshore fishing. We fished all artificial.  We use soft plastic for the most part on 3/8 and 1/4 oz jig heads.  The best color of the day was copper penny, then in equal amounts white, ping and chartreuse.  We caught a lot of fish in 5 hours, somewhere between 50 and 60.  It was a good mix, silver trout, spotted trout, mangrove snapper, black bass, hammer head shark and Spanish mackerel.  Denis tries several home made lures with mixed results.  It was a great day on the water fishing with a friend.

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Frank B 11.17.17

Denis S 11.17.17 b

11.17.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Phil A
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-17-2017
Your Name Phil Ackley
Launched boat at Nick’s park at about 9:30AM and headed out to marker 4. Several break offs and some small junk fish. Headed over to Gulf Harbors, anchored up and landed three nice spanish mackerels and several sea bass, small. Lots of puffers and a couple remoras. Headed in and topped day off with wings and beer at Hooters, great day with Marcia.