5 08, 2008

Monday, 8-04-08 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By | August 5th, 2008|Barracuda, Bonita, Day Trips, Permit, Redfish, Snook|0 Comments

Mike, Matt, Mitchell, and Rob

Mike Snook Rob Permit There back and ready for more. We fished together in August of last year. I picked them up at Capt. Hiram’s in the Morning. The weather is nice, winds are light east. The sun is out and it is hot, afternoon thunderstorms were in the forecast. We had the same game plan, catch croakers and make our way to the hot spot. There was a little bump on the ocean, coming out of the south east. The water temp is back up to 78 on the beaches. Bonita are busting everywhere.

Croakers were a little tougher to find today. We had to move around a bit. Once we had enough croakers we headed out. With five big guys on the boat we slowly made our way to our fishing spot. Just a few more days and I will get my boat back. Well once we arrived I spotted the huge Permit that have been around lately. Barracuda’s were very active today. Everyone caught 2 or 3 Bonita each and fed 2 or 3 Cuda’s as well. Mike was having his fun with the Snook. Loosing 3 fish at first and getting it right on the 4th. He landed a nice Snook close to 25lbs. Rob was the big hitter today landing a Permit weighing 20lbs. and a Redfish 20 lbs. as well.

With the storms approaching and the winds picking up, it was time to run back to the inlet. The tide was still coming in when we passed through at 1 p.m. This trip was a lot of fun, I really enjoy fishing with people that acknowledge and appreciate the hard work that it takes to keep everyone hooked up with big fish. So with that thanks again guys. Let me know on the sizes and long or short sleeves?

3 08, 2008

Saturday, 8-02-08 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By | August 3rd, 2008|Barracuda, Day Trips, Jacks, Permit|0 Comments

George C.

George C. 20lb. Permit The weather today was perfect. The wind was calm and never picked up. I picked George up at the Inlet at 7:30 a.m. We stopped at a shoreline and I netted up a few crabs. After that we went to get croakers. It was a little slower than yesterday. On the way to go fish we noticed a few schools of Greenies. The Bonita are everywhere feeding on glass minnows.

After we arrived at the spot. It didn’t take long for George to spot a few Permit. With a few good casts with a crab, he hooked up a 20 lb. Permit. We landed it and snapped a few good pics. After that I broke one off. I am having some serious bad luck when it comes to Permit. I pulled a hook on one as well. We both caught a couple of monster Jack’s. The Snook were biting but we couldn’t land one. The Snook were hanging on the bottom and kept breaking us on the structure. Man we lost some big fish! If it wasn’t one thing it was another. George also caught a good size Sheepshead and a small Barracuda. We had a lot of action all day. With it getting later in the afternoon the storms were building from the south and it was time to get. Thanks again George that was a lot of fun. I will keep my eye out for the Tarpon.

1 08, 2008

Thursday, 7-31-08 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By | August 1st, 2008|Barracuda, Bonita, Day Trips, King, Permit, Snook|1 Comment

Edgar, Melanie, Meagan, and Josh

7-31-08 Edgar,Meagan,Melonie,Josh 006 My Boat is down right now with some serious engine problems. I have to thank Yamaha though for taking care of my engine, free of charge. There is not a better company out there. With a loaner boat from my good friend John C. I was able to book a few charters. Edgar, Melanie, Meagan, and Josh are from Texas. We met up in the morning at Sebastian Inlet. The tide is incoming in the morning, switching around 9:30 a.m.

The croakers are pretty thick, we didn’t have a problem. I didn’t see any bait pods of greenies. We made our way to my spot after catching croakers. The action was a little slow at first. Meagan was on fire, she was pretty much hooked up the whole time. She caught a nice Permit, big Bonita, and some others. Josh caught a decent Kingfish. Edgar caught a big Bonita as well. Melanie hooked up a something big, but we never got a chance to see it. I believe everyone had a few good fish on.

We left around 12:00 p.m. and headed to the Inlet to fish the croakers. The bite was on! and that is a understatement. Everyone caught at least two nice big snook. Melanie had the biggest, aprox. 40″. Edgar had the most 4 or 5 biggies. The summer time Snook fishing can wear out the toughest guy’s around. It is defantley a lot of fun! This was a great trip. Thanks a ton Edgar, Melanie, Meagan, and Josh and I hope to fish with you again next year.

7 07, 2008

Sunday, 7-06-08 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By | July 7th, 2008|Barracuda, Bonita, Jacks, Permit|3 Comments

Stuart, Dan, Jim, Lee, Lory, and Campbell

7-06-08 Lory with a Big Permit The weather is sunny and the tide in the Inlet was at the end of Outgoing at 7 a.m. Jim and his family are from the Orlando area. There were six of them, so we split up into threes between two boats. The fishing has been kind of tough during the days. The water is kind of dirty and chilly and it has been so hot. There were a few schools of small greenies right off of the main channel in the river. We also ran into some nice thick schools of greenies just up the beach.

Once we got to the spot we started our drifts. Lee hooked up right off, but lost it after a few seconds. Lory was fishing on Jim’s Boat and she hooked up next with a nice fish. I pulled up next to them and manage to take a few pics. Lory was hooked up with a nice Permit. After some good fighting and long runs, Lory and Stuart landed a nice permit 15-18lbs. We had some more action after that. Campbell caught a good size Jack. Dan caught a Bonita that gave him a heck of a fight. We had to chase it down. He also caught a Barracuda. There were the schools of Snook again, just couldn’t seem to get them to hit. The bite was kind of slow. It was noon and storms were beginning to pop up. We decided to call it. That was still a great day. Thanks Jim and Stuart that was fun fishing with all of you. Make sure to email me I have more pictures for you. Thanks Again!

3 07, 2008

Wednesday, 7-02-08 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By | July 3rd, 2008|Barracuda, Jacks, Permit, Snook, Trips|0 Comments

Chipper and Dan

7-02-08 Capt Eric M. 7-02-08 Dan A. permit I collected about two dozen crabs the night before. We picked up a two dozen live Shrimp from Whitey’s on the way down. We made it the ramp at 8 a.m. and headed straight to our fishing spot. What a day ! When we got there Chipper hooked right up and landed a monster Snook. I couldn’t believe it, I have seen the schools of Snook but I have never seen them eat like that. Well not at that spot.

I was next to get a bait own and just like that I had a monster Snook on. I caught 3 monsters all together. It took Dan a bit to hook a Snook. His first fish was a Jack. His second was a monster Snook though. Dan also got the only Permit of the day. We ended with a pretty good day. Tons of action!

30 06, 2008

Saturday, 6-28-08 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By | June 30th, 2008|Barracuda, Black Drum, Flounder, Permit|0 Comments

Jennifer and John A.

6-28-08 Jennifer Permit The weather is calm, sunny and hot. The fishing is pretty good. We made our way out of the inlet and found the bait pods of greenies. The tide was outgoing in the A.M. After getting plenty of bait we headed to our spot we wanted to fish that day. We started to fish and Jennifer did it again we weren’t there for 5 minutes and she was hooked up with a nice fish. After some good long runs and some hard pulling, we saw it was a permit. It was near 17lbs.

John caught about 4 Black Drums, all were around 20 inches. He also caught about a 4-5 lb. Flounder. John and I each had a shot at a Permit, but no luck. I have this curse on me this year with Permit. This was a fun day though, we had a good day and we came home with dinner. Hopefully this curse is broken now that I gave this older gentlemen a tow back to the dock. I didn’t even accept his money. I just want to break this curse. I want to catch a Permit soon.

23 06, 2008

Monday, 6-23-08 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By | June 23rd, 2008|Barracuda, King|0 Comments

Mike, Linda, Jonathan, and Blake

6-23-08 Jonathan The tide was outgoing on the way out. The bait was not there today. It was really hard to find. We only managed to get a few. There was a small bump on the water coming from the S.E. I decided to try the Bethel area for a smooth ride home. Well the buoy had some really small baits on it. We made the best of it.

These four were from Ohio and were ready to catch some fish. Mike is a deputy in Ohio. They didn’t want to keep anything, just wanted some action. We slow trolled some live ones. We were getting hits pretty regular. We caught our 4 or 5 Kingfish and 4 or 5 barracuda’s. Of course there is always a few misses. It was a lot of action, which is always fun. Thanks Mike, Linda, Jonathan, and Blake for a good trip. Hopefully we can fish in September/October?

23 06, 2008

Sunday, 6-22-08 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By | June 23rd, 2008|Barracuda, Bonita, Day Trips, King, Redfish|0 Comments

Jennifer and Ken

The weather is still nice. Sunny with afternoon storms.The water temp is cold. Jellyfish everywhere. At 7 a.m. the tide was the end of outgoing. The bait pods of greenies were really big and thick just behind Spanish house. Jennifer hooked up first with a nice Kingfish, we released it at the boat. Ken caught 3 nice 30 inch Redfish and had a few good fish on. I think I caught a big Bonita that whipped my but. I swear, I need to fish more.

We caught a few Barracuda’s. We had a few fish get away. No permit today! lots of action, I guess you cant kill it everyday. It was a good day. Other than the 3 JERKS in the Contender that pulled right up on me with there loud-ass twin 2 stroke Mercury’s. You know who you are, enough said.

23 06, 2008

Saturday, 6-21-08 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By | June 23rd, 2008|Barracuda, Bonita, Jacks, Permit, Snapper|0 Comments

Jennifer and Matson

6-21-08 Jennifer , Matson 019  This was gonna be a good day. The weather perfect with no wind and just plain hot. We are in our typical summer weather pattern. Hot with afternoon thunderstorms. The tide in the Sebastian Inlet at 7 a.m. was pretty slack switching to incoming. I had my girlfriend Jennifer and a friend Matson who fishes with me when we both have time. The greenies are still thick just outside the Inlet.

With plenty of bait in the live well, we left and started our search. The schools of Bonita are feeding on the glass minnows.  We made a few casts at them but no luck. Once we got the spot, I threw on a live shrimp and tossed it out behind the boat. I handed off the rod to Jennifer and about 20 seconds later she got a hit. She did a great job of hooking up that fish. It was difficult at first to know what it was, but after a couple of trademark runs I knew it was a big Permit. We got most of the fight on video. It was quite the fight, The permit ended up 20lbs. Jennifer caught it on 10lb. test line. Nice catch!

Jennifer was on fire she couldn’t miss. She caught a nice size Bonita, a small Red Snapper, Barracuda, and a big Jack. 5 species, all good fighting fish on 10lb. test. Matson caught himself a Permit. It was smaller around 7 or 8 lbs. and lots of Barracudas. As for me I caught nothing but a good time. My day was made seeing Jennifer catch that big Permit. That was a great day. Check out the video…..

11 06, 2008

Tuesday, 6-10-08 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By | June 11th, 2008|Barracuda, Day Trips, Permit, Redfish, Snook|0 Comments

Adam and Ken

Ken S. Red Adam Permit