6.11 Inshore

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-11-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
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 Lefty the dock at 0 dark 30 with a crew of Frank Bellizio.  Ran to 7X for bait which proved easy.  Had enough on the first throw, but threw 4-5 more times for insurance. Then we jogged  around the corner to fish the south end of Anclote.  This proved fruitless, so we ran back across the sound to the area around Howard Park.  From this point on, throughout the day, small trout ruled teh day.  Lots of small trout.  But I did manage a nice 20″ trout that I wanted to enter in the CCA STAR tournament, so while I held the fish on the measuring board, Frank took the picture and I dropped the fish back over.  Then I looked at my phone and found Frank did not know how to take a picture on my phone.  Anyway, later that day I caught a much larger one which I did enter into the STAR tournament

Jack H 6.11

 

6.10 Offshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 06-10-2017
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 I went out on the 2 Georges 12 hour trip and had a good time with good weather. Everybody caught their limit of 2 snapper. Several keeper gags were also landed. We fished 60 feet of water and once Capt found the red snapper we loaded up. Bait of choice was frozen sardines which they inhaled.

Bill J 6.10

6.9.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Frank B
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-09-2017
Your Name Frank  Bellizio
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 After a week of rainy windy weather it was time to get on the water, so Robert G and I headed out the Anclote in search of trout and reds.  While heading out we encountered birds diving so we trolled through the area where I picked up one Jack Cravelle.  After several passes we headed out to some of the spoils off the Anclote channel and Dunedin channel. At our first and second stops we caught under size trout one after another. Fun is fun, but we went in search of larger fish.  Once on the flats we continued to catch under size trout regularly but every once in awhile a trout between 16 and 20 inches.  It was a great day with a lot of fish boated.  We used all plastic all day.  The most effective was a chunk of Gulp on  a hook under a popping bobber.  Robert definitely had the hot rod today catch the 4 largest trout.  It was a great day on the water with a good friend.

 

Frank B 6.9.17

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Robert G 6.9.17

6.3.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Rick Thompson
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-03-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
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 After day two of our snapper season was rained out (at least it rained down bu Ana Maria and Ft DeSoto where we had planned to fish, Rick and I arranged to go offshore out of Hernando Beach with his wife and friend on the last dauy of our snapper season.. We caught bait , actually filled the bait well in about 30 minutes, and then took off for 78′ of water 50 miles offshore. Bite was slow but produced 6 cookie cutter red snapper, all 21-22″. Every live bait we dropped was eaten by a shark. Snappers came on dead sardines and threadfins. With 6 in the box, and the spot getting crowded ( 6 other boats showed up in the area) we decided to run another 30 miles to the edge of teh middle grounds to try to find some grouper. Well the grouper never made an appearance so we ran back to the original spot to top off our limit. In route we were stopped and checked by FWC, very courteous and they only checked fish, no safety equipment nor license check. After arriving back to the original spot we noted only 2 boats left on the spot and we pulled up and quickly put another 2 snapper in the boat. Started the 50 mile run in and about half way in, the same FWC boat turned on it’s red and blue lights as it approached us. We slowed down and both their crew and we had a laugh when they recognized us and waved us on.

6.1.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-01-2017
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 Team Uffa got invited to go out with Mike on the opening day of ARS.

We left EARLY as usual and head due west 46 miles. Surprising there were many boats with-in eye sight of us.

The bite was slow at the first 2 spots, but the 3rd spot was the honey hole for us. We limited out with 1 hr., no huge ones, but really surprising Jean & Mike BOTH caught tagged red snapper. At the next meeting we will let you know what they won. The tag said ” reward for this fish”.

Since we had our limit, Mike decide to move in about 9 miles and we fished for red grouper. The first stop we had keeper grouper in the fish box. We made 2 more stops and we limited out, again no monsters. The biggest fish was caught by RODNEY, and who was closest to RODNEY was Jean, so she grabbed it and brought in a beautiful 28″ red grouper.

While fishing at the last spot I noticed a school of Mahi-Mahi swim around the boat, so I quickly, threw out some cut up pins to keep them around the boat while Jean & Mike got converted their rods to catch them. They stayed around the boat for ever. We all took turn catching them. We only kept 7 cause we could not fit any more fish in Mike’s fish box.

So by 3:30 we decided to pack it in and enjoy a nice enjoyable flat ride back to the dock.

Jean & I want to thank Mike again for a GREAT day of catching.

Please enjoy the 2 videos enclosed.

Rick Uffa
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vnO0AL9Hk4


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Mike K and Rick U 6.1

6.1.17 Offshore

Fishing Report
Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 06-01-2017
Your Name Mike Spanhel
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 McCarthy, Frank Bellizio and Chet Jasak joined me today in a hunt for Red Snapper. Left the dock at 6:30 AM and headed to 50 feet of water. The Wind and Anchoring Gods were with us all day. Our first spot yielded 2 snapper and 3 gags to xx”. After 3 or 4 more spots we called it a day about 2:30 PM. The fish box contained 3 Red Snapper, 4 Gag Grouper and about 25 Grunts. After cleaning most of the fish Frank announced in the future there will be a catch limit on Grunts.

Thanks to Chet, Jim and Frank for a GREAT day on the water.

 

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Mike S 1b

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Frank B 6.1

5.31.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Rick Thompson
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 05-31-2017
Your Name Jack Hexter
Your Fishing Report:  With ARS opening for 3 days, Rick asked me to fish with him and his wife out of Ft DeSoto. I towed my camper to the park and Rick towed his boat and tent camped. We left about 6:00 PM and after catching bait for an hour we ran another 2 hours to 155′ of water to some spots he had fish in previous years. We moved several times before breaking out the bean bags and napping between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM. We continued to bounce from spot to spot and called it quits about 11:30 and ran in to clean the mixed bag of fish. We didn’t slay the ARS as hoped but got 4 of our limit of 6. We did find a hot mangrove snapper bite and caught quite a few large ones. We also caught Lane, & Vermillion snapper, AJ’s Porgys, and several very large grunts.

6.1 Jack H

5.27.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 05-27-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
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 Chet J and I met Mike S and his guest Chad from Texas at his dock at 8 am and headed out to 50ft of water.  We made it out and at the first point caught a complete slate of fish from red grouper, red snapper, mangrove snapper, gag grouper, grunt, amora, AJ and black bass.  After a few hours the bite slowed and we were joined by 5 other boats in the area.  You could tell it was a holiday weekend, everyone that owned a boat was on the water.  The sandbar was maxed out as we passed by.  We moved twice more and caught more gags and reds.  Chad hooked up with a 4′ shark just before we called it a day.  It was a great day on the water, the wind was down and the seas calm.  We used pinfish, frozen sardines, cut grunt and I even tried a 4″ Gulp swimming minnow in Pink.  They were biting on everything we dropped in the water.  Thanks Captain Mike for a great day on the water with new and old friends.

Chad

Chad

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Chad

Chad

 

5.26.17 Inshore

Name of Captain jim mccarthy
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 05-26-2017
Your Name jim mccarthy
Your Fishing Report: If this is a tournament report do not state the fish’s length in this box. Frank you’re making me look bad / fishing off green key with bob malone and new club remember Dick littie he caught all the fish trout on plastie i caught O / I don’t know if i’ll be asking him again. he made me look BAD DID NOT TAKE ANY PICTURES
Good day on water