Hide with the fish
April 30, 2015 Boca Grande 2 photos
Wind, and cooler temperatures this morning. Captain Andrew had a trip planned and decided to work around the weather. A rainy start after gathering bait. With a live well full, you just can’t waste it. They set off and decided to hide in one of our amazing canal systems in Port Charlotte. When the weather picks up the fish tend to hide in there too. On the boat today was Wayne & Shierly Nichols. Wayne runs Red Eye Safari , and is a great local hunting guide. They are newlyweds and we’re looking for a fun day on the water, some fish to tug back on the lines would be great too! Today they are using free lined live bait on a circle hook and various soft plastics. All kinds of live bait works in this type of fishing. Pin fish, shrimp, green backs, threadfins, and sugar trout. These canals are vast, and full of all kinds of marine life. Throw your bait under docks and around pilings/bridges for best result. These guys toughed out the less than perfect start to the day and were rewarded with a few nice catches!
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
October 23, 2018
October has flown by with many great catches and memories made on the water. Inshore fishing has been incredible over the last few weeks. Ive been seeing plenty of BIG fish as well as our average size juvenile species. This is a great sign for our fishery. Small steps in rebounding from the tragic red tide event. We are still reporting CLEAN water in our area this week, and FWC red tide testing confirms our area was negative in recent testing. Darin pictured with a 41 inch snook. WOAH! Cooling temps and abundant bait in the area has our inshore species FIRED UP! Monster snook are prowling the flats and red drum are schooling in Gasparilla sound and Charlotte Harbor. Looking for dinner? We have plenty of inshore edible species, such as mangrove snapper, trout, triple tail and cobia!
Triple Tail Fishing
November 6, 2017
This species frequents the Gulf of Mexico in our fall/ winter months. They like to hide under floating structure and dock pilings. A fun sight cast as these fish are aggressive eaters attacking what floats or swims by in the current. It is a favorite for the dinner table. Tagged and released a few today. Remember if you recapture ANY of the species we’ve tagged and report your recapture to Gray FishTag Research and they will rewarded with a pair of FREE Costa Sunglasses! All in the name of fish science! To book a charter to catch a few of these tasty triple tail book your trip online now! My calendar is updated daily.
BIG Fish Bite
October 4, 2017
Heading into fall the bigger fish are still biting. Goliath grouper have been making anglers leave with lower back pain all week. Fishing mostly nearshore anglers have had the opportunity to hook and land multiple fish. After breaking countless store bought fishing rods on these massive grouper, I decided to have a custom rod built. Local rod builder "Reaper Rods" did a fantastic job building a tough and possibly indestructible rod. It is an unlimited class blank ready to take on the toughest fish on the wreck.
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