September Report/October Forecast:
Last October the Seatrout really came on strong and the Redfish got bigger. I can't stress enough-this is THE time of year to go fishing at Amelia Island! The weather's great, the crowds are gone, and the fish are hungry!
You may want to turn your volume down to watch these video's...
Big Birthday Redfish
Nice Redfish Catch
Capt. Lawrence Piper
The Anglers Mark
Amelia Island, Florida
Saturday, October 05, 2013
The morning charter started as usual catching some bait before heading offshore to troll. We trolled around for a while looking for signs of fish without a lot of luck until we came to a nice looking edge and started trolling along it. It wasn't long before the long planer rod went off. We thought it must be a nice kingfish because of how fast it took line off the reel but when we got it to the boat we could see the stripes and new we had a big wahoo. The two guys fishing with us were happy and after catching a couple of mahi we headed back to the dock. We had a group of guys go out with us in the afternoon. Fishing continued to be a little slow but we did manage to catch a mahi, bonito and kingfish.
Our great fall fishing is just getting started. Fill in the form on the left side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter.
Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters
301 Seabreeze Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters
Posted by Tony at 12:26 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Fall is here, at least the South Florida version of it. In Fort Lauderdale fall means shorter days, fewer afternoon thunderstorms, slightly cooler and dryer air and a change in fishing patterns. As we move through October fishing becomes better and better. Trolling offshore will produce more consistent catches of bonito, mahi, kingfish and wahoo. October is when the cold fronts start moving through South Florida and is usually the start of sailfish season. Bottom fishing also picks up. Our local wrecks and reefs will begin to produce better catches of vermillion snapper, bararcuda, amber jack's and sharks. Yesterday was a good example. Anglers fishing offshore of Fort Lauderdale with me aboard the Reel Work yesterday had fun catching blackfin tuna and spanish mackerel. Later we stoped on a wreck and caught some nice vermillion snapper. Great Fall Fishing Is Here. Fill in the form on the left side of this page or give us a call to set up your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter. Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters 301 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 954-522-9399 1-877-524-9377 Email: email@example.com Website: lauderdalefishing.com Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters
Posted by Tony at 2:05 PM
Capt. Rick Grassett’s Sarasota, FL Fishing Report for 9/29/2013
Anglers fishing with me on my Action Craft flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, had good action catching and releasing trout, bluefish and jacks on DOA Deadly Combos, CAL jigs with shad tails and top water plugs in Sarasota Bay and reds, snook, trout, bluefish and flounder in Gasparilla Sound on CAL jigs with shad tails and DOA Deadly Combos during the past week.
Jerry Roth, from Orlando, FL, fished Sarasota Bay with me last Sunday. He cast top water plugs on deep grass flats along the west side of the bay and caught and released blues, jacks and trout. John Stenger and his son, Jeff, from KY, fished the same areas with me on Monday. They caught and released trout, blues and jacks on DOA Deadly Combos.
With an upcoming trip in the Boca Grande area and since I hadn’t fished there lately, I needed to do some scouting. Capt. Andy Cotton, also out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters, joined me to fish Gasparilla Sound on Thursday where we caught and released several reds, snook, trout and a nice flounder on CAL jigs with shad tails. I hooked a fish that took off on a screaming run and was surprised when it jumped that it was decent sized barracuda! Despite 8 inches of rain earlier in the week, fishing was good. A positive effect of all the rain is that it dropped water temperature on shallow flats into the high 70’s.
Keith McClintock, from Lake Forest, IL, Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL and Dennis Stroer, from Venice, FL, fished the same area with me on Friday. They had good action catching and releasing several snook, reds, and flounder in skinny water and with trout and a nice blue on DOA Deadly Combos and CAL jigs with shad tails on deep grass flats.
Beat the heat by catch and release snook fishing before daylight and then look for reds, trout, blues, Spanish mackerel and more in Sarasota Bay. Action with false albacore (little tunny), Spanish mackerel and more should begin in the coastal gulf any time now.
Capt. Rick Grassett
FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor
Orvis- Endorsed Outfitter Guide
CB’s Saltwater Outfitters-2011 Orvis Outfitter of the Year
Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.
www.flyfishingflorida.net and www.snookfin-addict.com
Capt. Andy Cotton, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released this nice Gasparilla Sound red on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.
Capt. Rick Grassett, out of CB's Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released this cuda on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing Gasparilla Sound.
Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, caught and released this slot size Gasparilla Sound red on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.
Dennis Stroer, from Venice, FL, caught and released this Gasparilla Sound snook on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.
Jack McCulloch, from Lakewood Ranch, FL, caught and released this big Gasparilla Sound flounder out of a pothole on a CAL jig with a shad tail while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.
Posted by Tony at 10:56 AM
Dale Ray sight fished this 8lb Red with Capt. Chris on 9/18/13 Great news for Snapper Fishermen!! Gulf red snapper opens recreationally Oct. 1 in state and federal waters The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters, which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf, the season will remain open through Oct. 21, closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters, which are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles, the season will remain open through Oct. 14, closing on Oct. 15. These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons are for 2013 only. The minimum size limit in state and federal waters is 16 inches, and the daily bag limit is two per harvester, per day. There is a zero daily bag and possession limit for captain and crew on for-hire vessels. Fall is in the air in NW Florida! Reds & Trout are abundant. Your favorite fishing guide is hoping you will take the bait and come wet a hook! This is also the time of year I get busy and start bugging you to commit for next year. If you fished with us this year you get first refusal on your days for 2014. I'd love to hear from you! Remember to check with us for your Apalachicola Vacation Rentals. For October, November & December, several of our vacation rentals are being offered at 15% off the weekend rate when you pay in full. Minimum 2 night stay. http://www.robinsonrealestatecompany.com
Thanks for reading!
Robinson Brothers Guide Service
44 Avenue E - Apalachicola, FL 32320
Posted by Tony at 10:38 AM