Archive for July, 2009

Bonefish Report

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Ok we have all seen the amazing videos on TV that show an angler catching the illusive bonefish. Well,  if you think you want to come and try let us go over a few ideas to prepare.

1. Practice your cast: Use an object in your yard and stand 35 feet away and hit it with your lure, numerous time. Try this in wind at different angles. Practice Practice Practice!!!

2. Go alone on your trip. While watching you bonefishing shows notice that you will never see 3 people on a boat. It is unrealistic to think a guide can pole you and your friends on the flats with that much weight for an extended amount of time.  Bringing extra anglers limits the place you can get to.

3. RESEARCH you captains. Don’t go to the destination and think you will find an experienced guide who can bonefish. It takes a dedicated guide to located the bonefish  because the guide has to do his homework. A good guide will scout the day before to locate the packs of bonefish. 

4. If a guide puts you on fish and you were unable to cast to them make sure you understand the guide did his part and ask yourself if you did yours! Practice, Practice, Practice. 

5. You will only get a few shots so make them count

More to come!!!

Tarpon 175 pounds!

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Last night I took my client out to target tarpon. We caught tarpon however, the biggest thrill of the night was the 175 lb tarpon who rose to the surface numerous times. What a great time! It took my client 1 hour and 15 minutes to reel the monster to the boat! 

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Friday, July 10th, 2009

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Mutton Snapper have been spawning

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

There has been an amazing site to behold here in the Keys! Mutton Snappers are spawning! Spawning occurs in July and August.

Mutton snapper spawn at the same site and the same lunar calendar days, year after year. The number of eggs released is dependent upon the size of the female. After spawning, the adult fish will move offshore to deeper waters.

You can find  Large Mutton Snapper adults  in or near offshore reef and rock rubble habitats, while the juveniles live in inshore areas. The juveniles are abundant in shallow waters such as tidal mangrove creeks, canals, and shallow protected bays, utilizing turtle grass as bottom cover. Once an adult mutton snapper becomes established in an area, they tend to remain there.