11.8.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Gulfstar
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-08-2017
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 My brother and I went out on the 12 hour Gulfstar grouper/snapper trip and had a great day with smooth water and good fishing. As you heard by now that the gag grouper are moving into 40 to 50 feet of water and they are hungry. With 20 persons on the boat we all caught at least 1 keeper grouper. Bait of the day was pinfish. We also caught many red snapper which were returned to the water for another day. I lost a monster gag which was pulling drag on my 113 H reel. Now I know why I luv to grouper fish. WHAM. everybody enjoyed the day. Tightlines and get out there before the end of the year. Good luck.

Bill J 11.8.17

11.06.17 Offshore/Inshore

Name of Captain Jim Turkill
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-06-2017
Your Name Rick Uffa
Team Uffa hooked up for a combination off shore and back water trip, with Jim T.

The tide was extremely low, no water at all in cross bayou and green key was almost dry too.  On the way out of Jim’s canal, Jean threw out a jig with a white tail, as soon as it hit the water a rat red hit it.

Then we went to all the hot spots off shore we have for cobia and not a bite, so we then went to Pasco 1 & 2 and trolled for 2 hrs and not a bite, so we came back in and coming down the North channel in G.H. the big jacks were all over the place. We had more action and  fun in the channel than we did  out in the gulf.

It was so nice fishing cause the fog never lifted and there was a nice breeze.

Thanks Jim for taking us out.

Ck out video enclosed.

Team Uffa

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

 

11.3.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Herr
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-03-2017
Your Name Bill Herr
Met up with Jim M., Ken J. and Phil A. at Brasher Park just at Low Tide. There wasn’t enough water in the channel to launch our shallow water kayaks till about 9 AM. After we did get under way it wasn’t long till the tide came ripping through Salt Springs Run bring along plenty of grass. Fishing was slow to say the least, I caught one keeper trout and a ladyfish on DOA white grub and released about 2 other fish. I believe there were some more trout caught in the channel but not on my line. As a group we moved on to the Energy Center and fished the eddies on the corners and I believe Phil caught a smallish Sheephead but I did not witness that catch. We fished there till we were sure there would be no further action and then move out front and tried the channel and the mangroves just outside the park. We decided to call it a day and started the paddle back to Brasher when Phil pulled up a under sized but pretty Red. A great day on the water, thanks Mommy.

Phil Red Fish 11.4.17

11.2.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-02-2017
Your Name Frank B
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 Bob B and I joined Capt Dave Taylor for a day of offshore fishing at 7 am at Hudson Marina.  We headed out on calm seas with a nip in the air.  Our first stop was at 30 ft of water about 20 miles out where we picked up some grunts.  We moved again and never left the second spot. We found fish in 50 ft. of water.  We all caught gag grouper but Dave was the only one that caught keepers, he caught 2 keeper gags.  We caught gags, red grouper and grunts.  The gags were biting on smelts, live pins and grunt chunks.  The day warmed up and we had a great day on the water.  I lost 3 hard hits I think were gags due to leader failure.  I think in the future I will follow Capt Dave’s advice and use 100lb test leader instead of the 50lb leader I was using.   Thanks Dave for a great day of fishing.  I know Bob B and I had a lot of fun.  It seemed like someone had something on the line all day.

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11.2.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 11-02-2017
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 Well after 6 weeks of not getting off shore, due to the high winds, Mike K invited me and his long time friend Joe to go off shore for some gag fishing.

We left out of Hudson at 6:00 A.M., already had our pins so we went west about 27 miles. We anchored up and  the bite was instant. We had 3 keeper gags in the box  on the first spot. Mike kept moving around and we filled the fish box, plus caught another 4 more  legal size ones, plus many under size gags.

Besides  the gags the HUGHE A.J.’s were out there, between the 3 of us we  landed at least 8 A.J.’s and all of them were of legal size.

We got some nice size grunts and beautiful ARS,  all the ARS were over 22″ , and I also caught a 18″ flounder, and got him on a 5″ frozen sardine.

Mike had a MONSTER gag on , and right at the boat he paid the tax man. The shark must have been at least 9-10′ long, Mike ended up with only 1/3 of his grouper.

See video of Mike bringing in one of many big Gags we caught. In video you’ll see how calm it was out there all day.

Joe and I want to thank Mike for  another GREAT day on the water.

Rick Uffa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wYp6YjCaXM

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11.1.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 11-01-2017
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Could not go out fishing today, getting windows replaced. Instead I fished off my dock using frozen shrimp. First cast caught a 12″ flounder. Also caught many spots and several mangrove snapper. Hope all on boats had a good day!

10.28.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Herr
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 10-28-2017
Your Name Bill Herr
Met Jim McCarthy at Brasher Park at 8 AM to catch the high tide, This is my maiden voyage for kayak fishing and Jim was very generous helping me with tips and suggestions for improvements of my gear and launch and recovery techniques. We fished up a few pin fish from the shore and then move out on the falling tide. We first fished the outside of Cow Key using cut pins and mullet chunks. Jim had a nice red on but didn’t get it on board. We saw a lot of mullet running the mangrove but couldn’t find a bite from the reds. After about an hour or so we moved to the channel in Salt Spring Run near to the oyster bars and found the trout were biting. We took 5 nice fish and released about half a dozen or more smalls before the bite dropped off and we called it a day. Thanks Jim for your help and advice and for a great day on the water.

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10.22.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 10-22-2017
Your Name Bill Joyce
My brother, his son and myself went out fishing today from Duneden while fishing with a guide. He loaded up with white bait netted on the beach. I caught a 25 inch redfish and 2 of 22 inch snook and 1 short trout for an in shore slam. We fished all around St. Joseph Sound. A little windy and counting the nice fish that we lost, it was a great day of fishing. Tightlines

Bill J 10.22.17a

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10.21.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 10-21-2017
Your Name Ken
Kayak fishing with Joe H out of Anclote at sun up. Tried to get out early before it got too windy. Netted some pinfish to go with our live shrimp. Early on at low tide we caught a couple keeper reds, a snook, and a couple ladyfish. The bite turned off quickly and for a 2-3 hours we just kept moving trying to find a bite. Absolutely nothing happening. About mid-incoming tide in a mangrove/oyster bar area all of a sudden the redfish started to bite again. We caught about a half dozen keeper reds over 20″ on the live shrimp. My 22″ red was perfect dinner size for blackened redfish tacos and Joe’s gave him a really nice fight. By lunchtime we called it a day. The wind was a challenge for kayaking but we prevailed. Glad we found some cooperative fish.

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