Monday, May 31, 2010

Suncoast Fishing Report 5-31-10

Tampa Bay Fishing Report Courtesy of CJ Flats Saltwater Charters 31 May 2010‏

Snook are on the flats and transitioning to the beaches in preparation for the spawn. White bait has been the key in effectively targeting Snook in Tampa Bay. You can use artificial lures like top-water plugs first thing in the morning, but nothing beats a free-lined white bait on a 1/0 circle hook. Focus on choke points during the moving tide and along the mangroves on the high side of the tide. It may take a few chummers to coerce the Snook from out of the mangrove roots, so take time in finding bait and loading up the live well. Just remember Snook are catch and release only until further notice and to handle these fish genteelly as it was a rough winter and we as anglers do not need to make things any worse.

While targeting Snook along docks and pilings, we have been running into a mix of Trout, Redfish, and Mangrove Snapper. These fish will strike the white bait intended for Snook and will also hit a select-sized trip on a 1/4 ounce jig head. Combining shrimp and white bait presentation methods and locations provided several anglers Inshore Slams over the past few weeks. And although the Snook is off limits, for those who wanted to bring home a little dinner, the Mangrove Snapper have been well sized and provide wonderful table fare…

If you knock out the Inshore Slam and want to pursue the illusive Grand Slam, Tarpon are here and now is definitely the time to do it. The Full Moon and New Moon provide some huge tide movements in the summer. The early morning incoming tide provided the best opportunity for jumping a Silver King along the beaches and the big outgoing tides in the afternoons never disappoint along the deep holes, channels, and bridges.

It is not too late to get in on the action - right now we still have a couple Tarpon openings left in Boca Grande. For more information or to book your next saltwater adventure along the Suncoast, contact Captain Jay Schroeder at 1-877-463-4520 or email

Capt Jay Schroeder
CJ Flats Saltwater Charters

Friday, May 28, 2010

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report 5-28-10

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Forecast, June 2010

First and foremost, let me start this editorial with a quote for those who gave their lives for our freedom:

"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead." ~Robert G. Ingersoll

June Forecast:

As the heat and humidity of June rise along the Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida, so do the many angling opportunities found along the east Florida coast on all fronts, inshore, near-shore, and offshore. Although the heat is rising, the winds of early June typically lay down producing smooth seas, leading us into the summer doldrums.

These smooth conditions allow those of us with smaller boats to venture out offshore to fish the near-shore reefs and wrecks and to run the beach in search of gamefish. These same smooth conditions greatly improve one's ability to locate schooling redfish and other species common to the flats by allowing anglers to spot fish movement on the shallow flats from a long distance.

Along the beach, pogie pods will attract both silver kings (tarpon) and smoker kingfish, drawing them into shallow water. These same bait pods will be frequented by large sharks, jack crevalle and bonito.

In our offshore waters, look for the dolphin bite to slow as the schools begin to spread out and the kingfish will remain good along the inshore reefs and wrecks of 8A Reef and Pelican Flats, so slow trolling with live pogies will produce the best action. Additionally, bottom fishing will remain good for snapper and grouper until the first summer squall (hurricane) blows in and muddies up the water. As the summer doldrums set in, the seas flatten out and the ocean cleans up, and near-shore opportunities are typically the best you'll see all year along the reefs and wrecks and the beach. June is also the time of year when the kingfish move in close along the beach shadowing schools of Atlantic menhaden (pogies), as well as along the Port Canaveral buoy line.

In the early morning on the flats look for trout and redfish up in the skinny water around concentration of bait, and toss them your favorite top water plugs like the Rapala Skitterwalk of the Storm Chug Bug. Focus your efforts between 5am and 9am, and in the late afternoon after the thunderstorms dissipate. Also look for schools of bay anchovies (glass minnows) in deeper waters. These schools can be located by watching for small terns and other sea birds working, and they usually are shadowed by concentrations of small trout and ladyfish. These fast moving schools produce fast and furious action for fly anglers casting small top-water popping bugs.

As the days heat up, remember that long battles will kill your fish, so if you plan on targeting large fish, you may want to step up your tackle to shorten the battle. Also, warm water holds less dissolved oxygen, so leave your catch in the water as much as possible, and revive them completely before releasing them.

As always, if you have any questions or need help, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn
Mosquito Coast Fishing Charters
(407) 416-1187 on the water
(407) 366-8085 landline

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Presenting DOA Shrimp Video

Captain Chris Myers shows you how to fish a DOA shrimp on the flats.

Capt. Chris Myers
Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters

Central Florida Sight Fishing 5-27-10

Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters, May 27, 2010 Capt. Chris Myers Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report

The month of May brought continued great fishing the east central Florida. Schools of big redfish have been showing consistently and reds of all sizes are feeding on the wide variety of baitfish that have arrived this month. Trout, ladyfish, a few tarpon, and even some bluefish are feeding around the schools of bait as well. With the summer just around the corner, the tarpon fishing will only get better each day. For the light tackle anglers, use lures imitating baitfish such as the DOA CAL jigs, spinnerbaits, and surface lures. Fly fishermen will have success with pinfish and mullet flies or bendback streamers.

On his first fly fishing trip to Mosquito Lagoon, Joe, who was visiting from Great Britain, wanted to catch a redfish on the fly. The breezy conditions made casting a bit of a challenge but his persistence was finally rewarded with redfish that took a brown and copper bendback fly.

The following day, Cam and Adam joined me on the flats. Cam started with the flyrod and had shots at some redfish over twenty pounds as well as plenty of average sized fish. Adam hooked into a huge redfish on the spinning rod but the hook pulled halfway through the fight. As the winds increased, both guys switched to spin tackle and landed redfish on DOA CAL tails.

Tom and his wife were on board for space shuttle launch day. We saw plenty of fish but caught only one. Much of the day was spent viewing manatees, birds, and the final launch of the shuttle Atlantis.

Doug fished with me last week on an instructional charter. He cast a variety of lures at redfish throughout the day and had the best success using a spinnerbait.

Paige and Garrett had a great day last Friday catching numerous trout and ladyfish using a DOA Deadly Combo as ell as a 3 inch CAL tail on a jig head. We had multiple shots at redfish and Paige connected with a 34 inch fish.

Monday, I went out searching for some early season tarpon after having seen several during my charters. I only saw twenty or so and had shots at a couple that did not eat. I expect the tarpon fishing to be getting much better soon.

Tuesday, Gary wanted his wife to catch a big fish. We had storms around us much of the morning but managed to stay dry. The day was a success when Janet caught the fish of the month, a 33 pound redfish. Gary caught a couple himself and all were released to be caught again another day.

Cindy and Jeff had an excellent day yesterday landing six redfish to 13 pounds.

For some excellent light tackle action, watch for schools of mullet getting blasted along the deeper edges of flats. Ladyfish, trout, jacks, bluefish, and even tarpon can be under them. When these fish get into a feeding frenzy, they will eat nearly everything you cast at them. A noisy surface plug with a single circle hook can provide some fast catch and release action for anglers of any skill level.

Upcoming Seminars
Beginning on Saturday, May 29, Capt. Tom Van Horn and I will be starting our inshore saltwater fishing series at Mosquito Creek Outdoors. The first class will be Introduction to Flats Fishing. This monthly series will cover all aspects of inshore saltwater fishing. The classes are free and no registration is required.
May 29th - Flats Fishing Techniques

June 26th - Lines Leader & Knots

July 10th - Hard Baits

August 7th - Soft Plastics

September 18th - Natural & Live Bait

October 23rd- Fishing Tactics

November 20th - Paddle Fishing

All Mosquito Creek Fishing Clinics are Free and entire families are welcome.

Clinics begin at 10:00 AM in the Mosquito Creek "Outback" Paddle Sport Camping and Fishing Center and last approximately 2 hours.

June 12, I will be at the Coastal Angler Magazine Fishing and Boating Expo at Boaters Exchange in Rockledge. I will be speaking about Sight Fishing the Flats and How to Use DOA Lures. Other speakers include Capt. Keith Kalbfleisch, Capt. John Kumiski, and others. View details at

Video How to Series
I have begun posting some instructional videos on YouTube on fishing the flats. I will be adding to this series as time permits. I will be choosing topics from issues I see affecting anglers success on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, send me an email. You can see the first two videos and subscribe to the series here -

Saltwater Fly Casting - Quick Cast
Casting and Presenting the DOA Shrimp on the Flats

State of the Seatrout
This winter's freeze did not appear to damage the red or black drum populations. It did, however, havea negative affect on the seatrout. I personally saw many large trout dead in January. This time of year, it should be easy to catch dozens of trout each day along the edges of the flats. While you can still find just the right spot and catch numerous fish, many places that are normally hold trout consistently have little or no fish. Huge trout should be on the shallow flats in numbers right now. We see only a few trophy trout per day. This leads me to believe that the damage the trout population sustained in Mosquito Lagoon was very significant. Unfortunately, I still see people each week keeping each trout they can. I would encourage all anglers to help the trout stock rebound by practicing catch and release and using barbless hooks and a dehooking tool.

Capt. Chris Myers
Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters

Charlotte Harbor Fishing Report 5-2010

2010 Summer Fishing Report and Tournament Updates

It was a very long winter on Charlotte Harbor and the surrounding areas. Most anglers couldn't wait for the warmer weather. And now it is upon us. The warm weather has brought "life" to the harbor, starting off the report with the famous silver king, or tarpon.

Tarpon schools are all over the harbor and are eating very well. The aerial jumps are just a small part of why anglers choose to target this species more than others.

The tarpon are following pods of bait in the open harbor, look for ripples on top of the waters surface like you see in the picture below...

Most of the bait are larger threadfin herring, but white bait schools are plenty as well. The baits can be freelined or put under a float. Remember to be respectful of other boats fishing tarpon pods and always be as quiet as possible. (push pole or trolling motor)

The Professional Tarpon Tournament Series kicked off on May 23rd. CHO guide Capt. Chuck Jenks finished 2nd in the first event with a 179 pound tarpon and his all lady angler team. (not fishing the women's series, fishing the regular series) Congrats Chuck and Team Les Femmes Fatale! Here are a few pictures of Capt. Chuck's team fighting the fish.

CHO guide Capt. Tim White's team (Reactor Watches) was able to secure 50 points for a released tarpon, and an extra 25 points for getting a DNA sample. Teams accumulate points over the series in hopes of making the championship. Keep checking back for updates as the series continues.

In redfish news, CHO guide Capt. Jason Dill guided his junior angler Matt Bunting to a 1st place finish in the Junior Flatsmasters tournament. Matt weighed in a redfish weighing 7.55 pounds in the prep division.

Friend and fellow angler Jason Reynoso guided his son Jordan to a 3rd place finish in the minnow division with a 7.17 pound redfish.

Congrats guys! In other redfish news, CHO guide Capt. Tim White and fellow guide and friend Capt. Larry Ross placed 19th in the CHS Redfish Roundup. It was tough fishing and they could only manage to weigh in one redfish weighing 5.34 pounds. Sight fished on a soft plastic lure in inches of water....

Redfish and snook are definitely chewing. Whether it be live bait or artificial, they are eating. Most areas on the east and west sides of the harbor have redfish right now. Higher tide stages are moving the fish to the bush line, low tides have them out in the open in pot holes. A new Exude bait on the market called the Cigar Minnow has proved to be working very well.

The weather is only getting warmer, so make sure to get out on the water and have some fun. Bring plenty of ice and water, sunscreen, and a hat. Revive fish quickly to be caught again another day.

The silver king has arrived in Boca Grande Pass, the harbor, and on the beaches, so get ready. Tight Lines from the CHO guides!

Posted on 14 May 2010 by Charlotte Harbor Outfitters

Charlotte Harbor Outfitters

Captain Tim White

Captain Chuck Jenks

Captain Jason Dill

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oil Spill Update - Good News‏

Franklin County's Emergency Management Office has gone to" monitoring" status on the oil spill. This basically means the EOC will be watching and monitoring the oil spill but unless something changes radically it is not predicated to come this far east. Sign up for the latest information at .

Kathy Robinson
Robinson Brothers Guide Service
Apalachicola, FL
850-653-8896 or 877-6-Redfish

Apalachicola Fishing Report 5-2010

Apalachicola Pearls‏


Capt. Grayson Shepard & Gerald Campbell

The summer oyster areas opened to oystering in Apalachicola last Friday - about a week and a half earlier than normal. Was this done to get ahead of the possibility of the (insert your own adjective here) oil spill? All of the news reports that reach us are progressively grimmer and less optomistic, and over the weeks the topic of local conversation has gone from "what do you think about the oil spill?" to "So....?" everyone knows exactly what you are referring to. Then again, maybe it's because the local oysters are some of the best Tommy says he has tasted in as long as he can remember, and, while shucking several dozen of them for himself, he even found a big black pearl in one of them. Maybe they're just ripe for the pickin.

Back to present day Fishing conditions! As texters say - OMG!! Water temps went up about 10 degrees overnight - goodbye pompano, hello tarpon on fly. Guided anglers who follow instructions well are experiencing of their best catch ratios now. It's probably best to wait a few weeks for best bait or plug casting for the silver kings, however, everything is biting well inshore and Red Snapper season opens on 6/1. We are booking Shark fishing trips, offshore trips, inshore trips, tarpon trips, you name it - we are doing it! And maybe we should go ahead and take a tip from the oyster fishermen and fish while the fishing is good!

Have a safe and Happy Holiday weekend.

Kathy Robinson
Robinson Brothers Guide Service
Apalachicola, FL
850-653-8896 or 877-6-Redfish

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Keys Dolphin Biting Hard

Sunday, May 23, 2010 how do you say perfection? Keys Fishing...


Well we had another outrageous day here at Holiday Isle Marina in the perfect Islamorada, Florida...The sun was shining, the wind blowing a good ten knots out of the eastsoutheast...and of course the dolphin are biting hard. We had several boats go out today.


Gold Reserve slamming the dolphins...


Dee Cee coming in with a sailfish as well as all the dolphin...




Capt. J.R. yeah, yeah, coming in with more dolphin .Yabba Dabba Do, thats just a fraction of the fish they caught. The rest is in the giant cooler.....If you want to catch the dolphin spirit now is the time..they do not stay around us here at Holiday Isle Marina at always tight lines...
Posted by Let's Fish at 4:32 PM

Nikki Holiday Isle Offshore 800-327-7070 Etc 642

Holiday Isle Resort and Marina
84001 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2321 ext. 642
Direct: 305-433-9942

Dunedin Fishing Report 5-25-2010

It's Time to Go Fishing!

Hello friends. Summer is here, or at least feels like it. It seems like that cold, blustery winter was a long time ago. It won't soon be forgotten.
I've been very busy lately. Not only fishing, but also with a special trip to Mississippi to register with BP in a program known as the 'Vessels of Opportunity'. If called upon, my boat and I would be hired by BP to assist in the oil clean up efforts in the Gulf region around Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida. This disaster is devastating to those who make their living in the northern Gulf and I felt a calling to help. It doesn't look like the oil coming to the Tampa Bay region yet, so let's keep our fingers crossed. Now onto the fishing report...

man and two women with redfish

Fishing has been terrific! The water temperature has risen and the fish have responded. Tarpon, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Trout! They are all eating like crazy. Notice I don't have Snook in that list. They are starting to show in the usual spots, but nothing like normal for this time of year. The winter took it's toll on them. I fished on a couple dozen last week, but haven't targeted them much. Here are some details...

With the rapid warming of the water, the Kingfishing exploded out there. I was fortunate to run a couple of trips with Capt. Dean Parks, an expert Kingfisherman in my area. We boated 25 Kings one day and 15 the next, as well as a 45 lb Cobia! Mostly on large sardines freelined behind the boat in a chum slick we kept going with cut baits. Capt. Dean had ran a few trips prior to that with 100 plus Kingfish days! That is incredible! 45 feet of depth seemed to be the best. That is about 9 -10 miles out. Although plenty of Kings and Spanish are being caught just 3 miles out around Dunedin Reef and Clearwater Reef. Lots of Sharks and Cobia made an appearance as well. The Kings are eventually making their way past us, migrating to the North. There are still a few around.

Tarpon are all around us, finally. They are under the bridges, along the sandbars and pouring into Boca Grande pass. Saturday the 22nd, I took a good friend and client Rick Johnson along with his wife and friends to the pass. We hooked four fish. Two skyrocketed in the air and came unhooked, the others broke off. It was a fun day for all with thousands of Tarpon around us. I am focusing on the Clearwater beaches this week as well as a couple of the local bridges, then back to Boca for a few more trips. My bait of choice is a large Threadfin Herring. In the pass we use break away jigs. It's an unusual rig but works great!

Redfishing is still best around the stronger moons. I had a couple days where they just weren't cooperative though. It seems they were waiting right 'til the new moon to get in large groups and feed well. I still favor the mangrove shore lines. I have been floating baits along the edge in certain areas, waiting for the cork to get pulled back into the cover. Then it's a battle between man and fish!!! Sometimes you win, others you don't. That's fishing! Cut baits are working well also. Pinfish, Sardines, even Ballyhoo make a great offering when things are slow. I like to lay them right into the mangrove caves and wait for a hit.

Trout are on the beach! Any rock pile or man made jetties are holding them. Freelined sardines is my favorite way to get 'em. Almost every cast on the right days with an east wind. They are also on the grass flats around the inside of all the passes. Those are smaller in size, where as the beach fish are in the upper range with a few over 20 inches!

So, I reassure you, there is no oil threat here! Forecasting doesn't show it coming anytime soon to the Tampa Bay area. Summer is here, the kids will be out of school very soon. Call now to make a plan for you to get out here and a have great day on the water. Let's go fishing!

Capt. Brian

Capt. Brian Caudill

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sarasota Beach Tarpon

Capt. Rick Grassett’s Fishing Report for 5/9 through5/23/2010

Anglers fishing with me on my flats skiff the Snook Fin-Addict, out of CB’s Saltwater Outfitters on Siesta Key, caught and released trout, Spanish mackerel, bluefish and tarpon during the past couple of weeks. After warming up quickly, more than 10 degrees in a week or so, bay fishing slowed. However, tarpon showed up in force along our beaches.

Fly anglers Lynn Skipper, from Brandon, FL and Robert Fischer, from Tampa, FL, fished Sarasota Bay with me on 2 different days during the week of 5/10. We spent some time tarpon fishing early both days, but they weren’t showing well enough to give us any decent shots at them. Sarasota winter residents, Norm and Francie Boardman, fished Sarasota Bay with me on Saturday. Action in the bay was slow with a few trout and scattered blues and Spanish mackerel on a variety of flies and DOA Deadly Combos.

I turned my attention to tarpon last week and conditions were great. The pattern has been for a push of tarpon schools at first light in the morning, although they haven’t been showing that well on the surface. Jim Festa and Bob Benson, both from Sarasota, FL, fished with me on Monday. We jumped a pair of tarpon off Siesta Key on live crabs and Jim landed the first tarpon of the season on my boat, an estimated 60-pounder. A couple of other fly tarpon trips had numerous shots at fish but no bites. Accuracy is very important when fly fishing for tarpon. The fly must be in the right place at the right time to be successful.

Fly angler Jamie Grow, from Washington, DC, fished Sarasota Bay with me on Saturday. We had some action for the first couple of hours of the day at Stephens Point, catching and releasing several trout to 18” and getting cut off by a blue or mackerel. Due to the success we’ve been having with the DOA Deadly Combo, we opted for a popper/dropper fly combo with my Grassett Flats Bunny fished behind a Bubblehead popper. Jamie caught the largest trout using this technique as well as had several exciting strikes. All fish were attracted by the popper in the off color water, but ate the bunny fly.

Tarpon should be plentiful next week as we approach a full moon on May 27th. Drift live baits in their travel lane along beaches and cast live baits or DOA Baitbusters, Swimming Mullet and BFL’s to tarpon schools passing by. Fly anglers should do best later in the day when visibility is best. It is usually a matter of the right presentation to the right fish.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Rick Grassett
Snook Fin-Addict Guide Service, Inc.

FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor
(941) 923-7799
E-mail V and

Jim Festa, from Sarasota, caught and released this tarpon on a live crab while fishing off Siesta Key with Capt. Rick Grassett.

Jamie Grow, from Washington, DC, caught and released this nice trout in Sarasota Bay on a Grassett Flats Bunny fly while fishing with Capt. Rick Grassett.

A Day Of Appreciation

McDill Air Force Base fishing group

May 15th was a great day! It was a day to show appreciation for the service men and women who keep a watch on our freedom. Capt. Bill Palaski and Capt. Scott Keith organized a day of inshore fun for 19 service men and women from MacDill Air Force Base. Many thanks to the other captains and friends who participated that made this a memorable event.

B & G Fishing Charters Inc.
PO Box 1181
Land O Lakes FL, 34639
Ph# 813 996 1814/813 943 2531

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Report 5-21-10

Mosquito Creek Outdoor's Indian River Indian River Lagoon Coast Fishing Report,
May 21, 2010
By Captain Tom Van Horn

This Week's Report
Again, gorgeous weather has set the stage for some outstanding fishing this past week, and although the seas will pick up some this weekend, it's a great time to hit the water and enjoy Florida for all its riches.

In the lagoons, the larger redfish have begun to form up into the summer breeder schools. In their traditional locations, groups of 15 to 20 breeder fish are developing some consistency if you know where to look. These breeders have been around the block a time or two, and catching them on lures or fly is a challenge, so in most cases bait is your best option. Also, silver and black mullet have returned to the lagoon, and the top-water sea trout bite has been productive early in the morning, as the larger fish are transitioning into their summer finfish feeding patterns. This is some of my favorite fishing, working top water plugs in the darker hours of the morning.

Besides the lagoon, the near-shore water off of the beach produced some great action this past week. The bait schools have been thick with pogies (Atlantic menhaden) concentrated along the beach out of Port Canaveral between the pier and the steeples. Out deeper (30 to 50 feet) large schools of greenies (threadfin herring) are being driven to the top by kingfish and outer predators. There was no problem catching bait last week, and the pods should hold together through the weekend. Both the cobia and kingfish have been plentiful, and once located, limits are easily obtainable.

Keith's Monster CobiaKeith's Monster Cobia

The highlight of this past week was a double hook-up on 40 plus pound cobia. Flat conditions made for great sight fishing, and once the water warmed up, both manta rays with cobia and free swimming cobia just started popping up in 50 t0 60 feet of water. With the two big fish, my good friends Matt and Keith were on deck as we quietly approached a sunning manta ray. Once within casting range, Matt was first to through a pitch bait (a live pogie) and 4 to 5 large cobia dispatched the ray for a quick snack. Once Matt was hooked up, Keith through his bait into the mix, and a light tackle battle persuade. Matt had his fish on heaver tackle and as I attempted to land it first, it came unbuttoned which although sad, proved to be to our advantage, because Keith's cobia ended up maxing out my fish bag. We also spotted scattered tarpon, so if the weather holds; we should see some great fishing this weekend.

Last but not least, the schooling bass and catfish are still kicking it during the early morning and late evening hours along the St. Johns River. So, if you don't feel up to messing with the masses in the saltwater arena, the river is a great option this weekend.

Also, be sure to check out the May addition of Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando in print and online for free at

As always, if you need information or have any questions, please contact me.

Good luck and good fishing,

Captain Tom Van Horn
407-366-8085 office
407-416-1187 on the water

For all you outdoor shopping needs, visit Mosquito Creek outdoors at

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Islamorada Fishing Report 5-20-2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
and here we have the Sassy Lady coming in with more dolphin,,,


This pic is the second batch of their catch..their first picture is further down,..We have Capt. J.R. coming in with a full rack of dolphin, a barricuda, and a few yellowtail..These guys said it was one of the best times ever..what a workout..




What a day, the water was like glass, no wind, warm sun, and plenty of fish...We had several vessels out today. One being the Dee Cee captained by Mr. Chuck Schimmelman.
Our anglers were exhausted when they finished. They brought in a full rack of dolphin and several tuna...A note: there was a fish,,that got away, apparently they put the fish in the cooler, then lifted the lid to add another fish and that first fish took up and managed to jump overboard to a fishy story, but true.



This photo of the Gotcha was taken yesterday. That dolphin in the middle, well that's a fat 35 pounder...with well over a dozen dolphin, and several tuna...


Arrrr...A Pirate's Choice coming in with well over a full rack of dolphin,,our anglers said they had to stop and just hang out. And still they managed to catch sooo many dolphin.


Then we had the Yabba "Dabba Do come in with well over 50 dolphin,,and a few 32 pounders, and a sailfish...professionals.


In this picture we have our anglers that come back again and again, this time without a certain George...I was told by these guys "we caught fish because George wasn't here"...well George, where were you?? I was sad not to see you here...I heard you check out our blogg every day now..well now you are very very famous...
If anyone out in blogland would like to be famous for a fishyminute then call us here at Holiday Isle Marina and ask for Nicci-jean or Niki at 305-433-9942.

Nikki Holiday Isle Offshore 800-327-7070 Etc 642

Holiday Isle Resort and Marina
84001 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2321 ext. 642
Direct: 305-433-9942

Posted by Let's Fish at 4:25 PM