4.18.17 Other

Name of Captain Mike Desabrais
Where were you fishing? Other
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Your Name Mike Desabrais
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 The Hudson ramp is now open for launching!

4.18.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 04-18-2017
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 Took advantage of the light winds to go up the Cottee River for fuel. Also picked up 2 dozen shrimp. Went to the northern most stilt house, saw a couple of cobia, one was following a squirrel fish I hoked. Left and stopped about 2 miles west of the Gulf Harbors North Channel. Caught 4 trout, 3 small and one 17″. Also caught one mackerel. Of course after releasing it I remembered mackerel is fish on the month. Left the house at 9:30 AM and back with the boat cleaned at 1:30 PM. (My normal trip, last minute and short)

If anyone is available at the last minute (24 hours or less) send me an e-mail (spanhel@verizon.net) and we will try to hook up.

4.15.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bob Bernstein
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 04-15-2017
Your Name Frank Bellizio
Bob and I headed out on Sat. morning around 8 am for a day of inshore fishing. We started in the channel half way between Gulf Harbors and the sandbar and worked our way down to Rucker and back up. We caught a few small trout and Bob hooked a nice hammerhead shark. Around noon the wind came up and the bite stopped so we headed in around 2. Not an over the top day of fishing but a good day of fishing with a friend.

 

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4.17.17 Inshore

Name of Captain captain Jim Thirkill
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 04-17-2017
Your Name jean 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 Jim T. We caught the out going tide out  in front of Gulf Harbors.

We were sight fishing for cobia  in sand bay. We saw at least 8 of them over sting rays but weren’t quick enough to get the bait on them, the boat was moving tooo fast.

I (jean) then saw 2 and threw in front of them with a 2″ live pin fish, and to my surprise he hit it. ( see video of the catch)

Besides that we didn’t do that well at all.

Thanks for  a nice day on the water Jim.

Jean Uffa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDAJBN5QgY0

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4.13.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Arty Johnson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 04-13-2017
Your Name Chet Jasak
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 neighbor Pat invited me to fish with him, Arty, and another friend inshore today. We left the dock at 6:30 and when to Cow Creek to get white Bait. It took about 10 cast net throws to load up with plenty of nice LARGE white bait. We worked several spots raging from Cow Creek all the way down to Three Rooker (Green Key, Gulf Harbors N & S Channel areas, Anclote Isl., Sand Bay, etc.).
We ended up with 4 nice Snook and a Red fish. Went to Whiskey River for Lunch back to dock to clean fish, then home to shower. Beautiful day on the water with friends.

Chet J 4.13.17

4.9.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Ken Jacobson
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 04-09-2017
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 Kayak fishing with members Joe and Phil out of Anclote boat ramp looking for redfish.  Hadn’t been out fishing in 2 weeks.  Had live shrimp and some pinfish.  Left dock about 9 AM on incoming tide.  We started catching some reds 16-20″ on mostly shrimp.  Around lunchtime the wind changed from the East to the West to match the incoming tide also right at the beginning of peak moon phase window. The fish started taking cut pinfish and got bigger.  Now they were running 22-27′.  We really enjoyed the bite, the company, and the 1st decent fishing weather in a while.

 

Ken J 4.9.17

Joe, Phil and Ken

4.2.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Rick Thompson
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 04-02-2017
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 I met a friend Rick Thompson and his wife Barbara at Hernando Beach ramp at 6:45, loaded his 26′ SeaFox and we took off at 7:00.  Stopped for bait and then ran to 45′ where we caught lizard fish and sand perch.  Next stop was in 65′ where we caught more of the same.  Next spot kept the rods bent for the rest of the day pulling Red Snapper, Amberjacks and Gag Grouper, all of which were out of season and released.  We quit at about 3:00 for the run in and stopped in 45′ where we caught some gruntas so Rick had something for dinner.  Very pleasant day with good friends and calm seas, but not a lot to show for it.

4.1.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Brumley
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 04-01-2017
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 Mike Travica, Robert Grover and I headed out from GH and went out to the flats in 3-5 feet of water ahead of low tide. After not much action we headed to the Sand Bar and did four or five drifts. Every bait seemed to work, both twitch baits and jigs with soft plastics. We all caught mackerel, ladyfish and a few slot specks and a lot of undersized specks. Back by two and a great day of catching without significant moving around burning a ton of fuel. Beautiful day out

3.29.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 03-29-2017

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:

Pete S, Jim M and I headed offshore for a day of fishing with Capt. Mike Spanhel. The seas were calm and stayed that way the whole day. We stopped and picked up several traps full of pin fish and headed out to 50′ of water. We could see fish everywhere on the bottom and mid-range in the water column It wasn’t long until the bite was on. There was a great variety of American Red Snapper, Gags, Reds and Amber jacks. Surprisingly we caught very few grunts. It was just as steady flow of catching for about 4 hours on pinfish and sardines. Finally the bite slowed so we moved and once again found fish but the bite was not as vigorous as earlier. Finally we headed in and stopped  at a  couple spots closer inshore without much luck so we headed in. We really lucked out on catching

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really good size gags, snapper and amber jacks. Jim had a good one right at the boat and lost it lifting it into the boat. A great day of fishing with good guys, good weather and good seas, life just doesn’t get much better.

3.28.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 03-28-2017
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 Rick U and Terry Freeman hooked up with Mike K at Nick park 6:00 a.m. sharp.

I had  brought a bunch of live pins so didn’t have to stop and waste time catching them. Then we headed straight out to  one of Mike’s honey holes, and  soon as we dropped anchor we were catching keepers.

Then Mike wanted to go out into virgin territory so we motored out another 10 miles  and we  boated around and picked up a few more for the box. We were then in 116′ of crystal blue waters. We ended up with catching our limit of red grouper.

Surprisingly, we didn’t catch tooo many American reds, I think a total of 5 or 6, Mike thinks that the water is warming up they are moving out into deeper water.

Terry and Mike both landed  monster fish, Mike got a big red grouper and Terry  a Hugh snapper ( See pics & video)

The sea Gods were very nice to us, flat going out and  a light breeze all day.

50% of the time we were just drifting, it was calm out there.

Terry & I want to thank Mike again for  a great time and  for putting us on  some nice fish.

Rick Uffa

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