8.13.17 Offshore

Name of Captain Mike Spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 08-13-2017
Your Name Mike Spanhel
Robert Grover, Pete Steeneck and Jack Hexter joined me on my first venture to 30+ miles out. Reached out first stop after dodging rain. After anchoring the rain caught up with us. This spot was not productive so we went to a spot that Jack was kind enough to share. It took a couple of hours but we ended with our limit of 8 red snapper. Also caught shout red grouper and Jack said goodbye to a just short gag grouper. Our last stop was back in to about 55′ of water and yielded short red and gag grouper. Coming in we also dodged rain but made it in safely, fish and boat cleaned and home by 4 PM. Thanks Jack/Robert/Pete for a good and productive day on the water. Sorry no pics having trouble resizing, maybe next time.

Jack H 8.13 b

Jack H 8.13

Mike S 8.13

Pete S 8.13

8.10.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Bill Joyce
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report Yes
Date you went fishing 08-10-2017
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 braved the heat today and fished from 8 to 12 noon on the flats in front of the power plant using shrimp. I caught a couple of small trout and 2 keepers. Keeper fish were in deeper water or 8 feet or more. Beautiful day and my fix for the week. Tightlines

Offshore 7.27

Name of Captain Captain Mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-27-2017
Your Name rick Uffa
Captain Mike invited my-self ( rick Uffa) and Mike Brumley out for a off shore trip.

We meet as usual 5:45 a.m. at Nick’s park. First thing we saw was a guy in the water by the dock on his hands and knee’s, so I asked him what he was doing. He told me ‘ HE LOST HIS FALSE TEETH” and he was looking for them in the dark. Don’t ask me how or why he lost them but he did.

Mike B had put out some new pins fish traps out the night before ( thank Frank B.) and when we picked them up they we were both loaded to the max with all sizes of pin fish.

Since we could not keep any ARS, we went for red grouper. And to our surprised we murdered the ARS and they were nice ones too. 18-22″.

We were about 40+ miles off shore in 96’ of water, as well as catching ars we caught out limit of nice red grouper. I was using 5-7″ live pins after the big ones and landed 2 nice ones, then Mike K had put a big pin one on also and caught the biggest one of the day, at first it was stuck in the rocks for about 10 minutes, but Mike didn’t give up and finally some how Mike managed to get him out of the rocks. After bring it in , Mike leader was shredded like some one had a knife and was chopping at the leader, and his braided line as also fraid, we didn’t know how her ever got it up to the surface without either line breaking, (guess it was only luck)

The pan fish were not biting too good, Mike B landed a nice mangrove snapper and a grunt and yellow tail snapper. We limited out early so we got back to the dock early.

Mike B and My-self want to thank Mike for the invite and a great day of CATCHING.

rick Uffa

Mike K 7.27

Mike K 7.27b

7.28.17 Offshore

Name of Captain mike spanhel
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-28-2017
Your Name jim mccarthy
Offshore 30 mi/55′ ft the bite it was steady all day pin/ sardines Everybody was catching fish 35 red grouper all shorts/ 4 red snapper keepers / 1big flounder mike 7′ shark 10 minutes later I caught AT. I did not need that on hot day You pick you WIFE but can’t pick the fish that bite your HOOK. On board Dave T / Pete S and capt Jim m had little breeze and cloud cover nice day it tough fishing in the summer BUT it’s better than sitting in the HOUSE on tv.

Mike S 7.28

7.26.17 Inshore

Name of Captain Mike Travica
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-26-2017
Your Name Robert Grover
Went out this morning and fished hard around the small islands at the mouth of the Anclott River. We caught several small Trout and Mike caught this nice 20″ + Snook. Not a slot but a good fight. Released unharmed to fight another day. Had a great day on the water despite the hot weather. We used artificial baits only to include gulp, jigs and suspending lures.

Mike T 7.26

7.21.17 Offshore

Name of Captain mike Kaplan
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-21-2017
Your Name rick Uffa

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Terry F 7.21.17

Terry Freeman, Mike Spanhel and my-self (rick U) all meet Mike at Nick’s park early as usually.

Mike S had put out his pin fish traps out the night before and when we picked them up on the way out both traps were full to capacity.

So mike wanted to go way out to spots he hasn’t been to in a long time. The first spot didn’t produce anything, but the screen showed lots of fish. We did see a hugh cobia at this spot but it had no interest in out free lining pins.

Then we move even further off shore to a gag grouper hole. The only problem all of our gear wasn’t heavy duty enough to bring in the big boys that were hitting our lines. We all broke lines and I even straighten out a 7/0 hook. We did manage to catch 2 keeper grouper 25 & 26″, but if you noticed in the pics, they were sooo skinny.

Then we move back to the original spot and the tide was ripping by then, and the screen was loaded with fish, but this time the bite was on. We all limited out on ars , but no monsters.

Terry saw big fish swimming around the boat about 40′ below, so Terry put out a free liner with a pin fish, no sooner he put it in the rod holder it bent in 1/2. Here they were hugh Bonito. This was Terry’s first one, and gave him a great fight.

We didn’t hit any rain storms , but they were all around us all day.

The gang want to thank Mike for a great day on the water

rick Uffa

7.22.17 Inshore

Name of Captain jim mccarthy
Where were you fishing? Inshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-22-2017
Your Name jim mccarthy
Rough morning storms  all over put in at Green key at “6”  ken jacobson /joe Harrington They left the beach in front of me . they stopped 100′ Found some mullet  they didn’t even wait for ME to get on the water joe 25″ red  ken 22″ in 5  minutes  had to stick real close to shore 15 mimutes back on shore too much lightning none of us wanted TO go heaven  so we called it a day  one good thing they had dinner  joe 25 and 22″red on pin    I ate a hot dog for dinner  Thank joe & ken

Joe H 8.22.17

Offshore 7/21/17

Name of Captain Jack Hexter
Where were you fishing? Offshore
Is this a tournament entry Fishing Report No
Date you went fishing 07-21-2017
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 Well this trip was nothing to write home about. Put the boat in the water on Thursday afternoon, ran out the Cotee to sink a couple pinfish traps and then tied the boat to Chet’s dock in Miller Bayou. Met Chet, Mike B and friend Rick at Chet’s dock, loaded the boat and went to pick up the traps. Had plenty of bait so we were off and running to the first stop in 63′ of water. This is (was – another boat showed up and anchored about 200 yards down the ledge from me.) a private number, a 2′ ledge, that I had not fished in a couple years. It used to produce all kinds of grouper. Marked a ton of fish, and started catching grunts and sea bass, not the expected grouper. I think we did pull one or two short reds up. Finally had enough of this spot and knew of another spot , 22 miles further out that has been producing for a friend. Started to head to that spot but noticed a waypoint on the chart that was just off my course, and it was only 1.6 miles away. Diverted to that spot and marked loads of fish, the proverbial Christmas tree of snapper. Four rods dropped and three resulted in immediate hook ups, all legal red snapper. Decided to anchor and the bite turned slow. A couple hours, both anchored and drifting around the marker resulted in a limit of snapper, but no legal grouper. Sun and heat was unbearable and we pulled the plug and turned on the AC at noon. Back at the dock, boat back on the trailer and fish cleaned by 2:00.

Jack H Snapper 7-21-17