3.11.17 Offshore

Fishing Report

Name of Captain Bob Sherley
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 03-10-2017
Your Name Bob Sherley
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 left the house at 7:00 with my wife and 3 friends. We fished Bayport area. Caught at least American Red Snapper, lots of grunts, a couple nice Gags and Amberjack. The seas varied between 1′ and 4′ throughout the day. All in all it was a great day of fishing! 105 miles round trip.

Bob S 3.11a

Bob S 3.11b

Bob S 3.11 c

 

3.9.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-11-2017
Your Name Ken Jacobson
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 Went kayak fishing with members Joe H and Phil out of Brasher Park. Very little water so we fished deeper cuts and holes. Fishing shrimp free lined and under a float came across some nice redfish xxxxx” and black drum to 21″ along with a couple of trout. Pictures of Joe’s fish for the day. He topped my xxx” red today with a really nice xxxxx”. Absolutely

Joe H 3.11

Joe H 3.11b

great day to get out on the water with a couple fishing buddies before the weather goes downhill this week

3.10.17 Inshore

Name of Captain captain Jim
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-10-2017
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 Hooked up with Jim K and just fished around G.H. and the the sand bar, not much action at all. Then we noticed about 15 boats   down by the sunken sail boat so we ck it out, glad we did. We caught at least 40 nice size sugar/white trout, ranging from 10-17″

They were hitting a small jig on the bottom.

thanks for a good day on the water  Jim

rick Uffa

3.10.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Dave Taylor
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 03-10-2017
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 Met Dave Taylor and his crew of Robert Grover and Butch Kaelin at Port Hudson Marina at about 7:30, loaded the boat and took off at about 8:00.  Dave found his first spot in 42′ which resulted in grunts and sea bass.  WE moved west and found more of the same at every spot we tried.  At about 65′, I even found an elusive American Red Snapper.  Finally one or two spots before we called it a day, I picked my Nekid Ball Jig, which I had fished all day, and connected with a fish that actually pulled some drag.  A short time later, the gaff was firmly planted into an 18 1/2 pound kingfish, the fish of the day.  I must state, I fished the Nekid Ball Jig all day long and even though we did not put many fish in the box, this lure, tipped with dead shrimp caught Grunts, Seabass, Porgy’s Squirrel Fish, Lizard Fish, American Red Snapper and the kingfish all day long.   Dave had is own, and I offered Robert and Butch ine of the several I carried with me, but they declined,stating they would come to the store and get their own :~)

Jack H 3.9a

3.9 Jack H b

 

3.8.17 Inshore

Name of Captain captain paul
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-08-2017
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 Hooked up with a neighbor in G.H. and we headed out and the soon as we got into 7-8′ of water the mackerel bite was on, caught about 25 of them, then proceeded to the sand bar, and we got into lots of trout, we landed 2 keepers around 20″.

Something hit a small lady fish while we were bring it in, but the guy we were fishing with has a 2500 reel, and within 10 seconds took all his line off his reel.

it was nice and calm out there today, and we were using all color jigs, the white was the best color.

another great day of catching in the gulf of Mexico.

rick Uffa.

3.8.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Desabrius
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 03-08-2017
Your Name Mike Brumley
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 Headed out of Mike’s dock in Hudson and went to a place he had caught cobia and mackerel before. We were in 10 ft of water between Hudson and Port Richey using a weighted jig head and 3 inch grubs in various colors (chartreuse was king) and a silver spoon. We just made a few long drifts of a mile or so. Calm day. The bite was on from early and continued throughout the day in spurts and stops. Mike D. caught a ton of mackerel and maybe a cobia (until it broke – not bit off the line) and a 20 ” Gag Grouper. I caught some nice mackerel and kept about 10 of the 30 or so we caught to get smoked. I plan to bring some to a party and some to the meeting with crackers if I can get the Owner of Smokin Out BBQ to agree to smoke them for me. All in all a good day with Mike D and his wife Barbara. Thanks Mike.
If this report includes a tournament entry please state the species and lenth of the fish caught in this box. 18 in Spanish Mackerel

3.8.17 Mike B

3.8.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Tim Boros
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-08-2017
Your Name Tim Boros
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 So We went Fishing inshore with Bill Hill And I .
We looked for deep water and looked for the Silver Trout Bite . We drifted until the bite was on. Then We anchored up and stayed as long as the Fish were there .
We caught 67 silver trout , and 10 whiting .
I Would like to do it again on Friday March 10 , and I am looking for someone to come along on the boat .
Text or Call Tim Boros 407-409-4645

Tim B 3.8

3.6.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Jerry Hanes
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-06-2017
Your Name team 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 hooked up with Jerry Hanes for the first time. He decided to take us up the Anclote River, so we headed way  up the river ( about 8 miles).

We were out of that nasty winds. It was soo beautiful up there, it was like being in old Florida. We even saw a alligator sunning him-self.

We didn’t catch much, but sun rays. Jean and Jerry both caught  small snappers , and Jerry  caught a BOW FIN fish, and I got a 24″ Gar.

Thanks for a nice trip up the river Jerry.

Team Uffa

Rick U 3.6.17

3.1.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 03-01-2017
Your Name Bob Marshall
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 Mike B, Mike T and myself left Mike’s dock in Gulf Harbors @ 8AM.

Captain Mike was on a mission. He went straight to a spot he likes in 4-5 feet of water and started to drift over and over it.

It was wide open trout for about 3 hours. We were triple hooked up once doubled hooked up several times. We caught over 50 trout and a few Lady Fish.

We started with jigs and never switched during the bite. Mike T had 3 keepers and Mike B had 1 keeper.

When it slowed down Mike T stayed with his jig. Mike B and I finally put on some shrimp and tried some gold spoons. We all caught a few but the bite was over and we already had a great day of catching so we went back to the dock at 1PM.

Kudos to Mike B for finding this phenomenal school of trout. It was so much fun. Mike T is deadly with that jig and a great guy to fish with.

I want to thank both of you guys for allowing me to be part of such a great day of fishing.

Bob Marshall

2.24.17 Offshore other

Name of Captain Capt Greg Mercurio
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 02-24-2017
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 While the Club was fishing the make-up tournament here in New Port Richey, I had scheduled a 2 day trip on a head boat out of Key West. The weather Gods smiled and made a full Yankee Capts 2 day Mutton Marathon possible. After booking the trip, I kept checking the weather and it didn’t change, less than 10 knots all weekend. I left the house on Thursday and drove to Islamorada where I stayed that evening with friends. One bad piece of news was sent to me while driving – the cook would not be available for this trip, necessitating a trip to the grocery to purchase food before boarding – no real problem as the boat did not leave till 5:00 PM on Friday and I enjoyed the leisurely 2 hour drive to Key West, bought some Publix food for the trip, plus a couple Egg McMuffins for breakfasts and I was set. Got to the boat about 1:00 and had time for a Cuban Sandwich at the Hogfish Grill next to the boat. I even got there early enough for a prime parking spot, right next to the boat. Gear loaded, rigs tied, bait prepped and I’m ready to fish. Checked in with Capt Greg Mercurio and as the boat pulled away from the dock at 5:00, I headed below to try to catch a nap before the fishing started. I have never been able to sleep in route to the first stop, but at least I tried.

The engines throttled down at 11:30 and the anchor chain rattled as it dropped, sounding an alarm clock to all anglers. It was a light load of only 22 people and most were on the opposite side of the boat from my assigned spot, but with that light of a load, a lot of moving around can and did take place with no problems. During the first 45 minutes, at the first stop in 100 feet of water, I put 2 mutton snapper on the deck before the yellowtail turned on and turned the mutton bite off. After a couple hours, Capt Greg moved out to 120′ and I caught a couple or three more muttons. 2 of these fish were caught on a Nekid Ball Jig. If you have not tried these lures, go get some. They work. I caught a total of 6 species on the NBJ in a period of an hour before Capt Greg moved the boat deeper where I could not get it to work effectively as I did bot have any heavy enough.

Moving out to deeper water eliminated the pesky yellowtails and we started to put some quality fish in the box. I continued to pick away at the muttons and some of my fellow anglers went to jigs and caught black fin tuna and kingfish. A 45# kingfish won the pool. We consistently moved deeper as the conditions were perfect, light winds and light current, fishing as deep as 300′.

The largest mutton was caught by another angler, guessing the weight at @ 20#, nice fish. I’ve only caught a couple over 20 in my 30 years of fishing on this boat. Anyway, as the trip progressed, Capt Greg moved the boat slowly back toward Key West and in shallower. Current was a factor here until the last stop in 120′ where I boated an 18 pound Black Grouper as my last fish of the trip. Somewhere on the trip, I think it was in about 240′ on Saturday night, I also caught an 8# Scamp Grouper, uncontested the best tasting grouper in the sea. I ended up with 13 Muttons and a bunch of nice flag Yellowtail, an Amberjack for the smoker, and the two aforementioned grouper. It’s trips like this that make me return to fish this boat over and over. Thanks Capt Greg. The neighbors and co-workers will be eating good for a while