Spring Snook season is open!!!! Today was the opener of the 2017 Spring Snook. What a great morning it was. We had our 3 slot Snook in about 30 mins. Also caught a few Redfish and 1 big Black Drum. The weather is a little chilly but the water Temp. is still near 70. Well, I am off to the mountains for a few days to do some boarding. I will be at the Feb. 11th George P. Sportsman Seminar Series in Melbourne on the pro guide panel. Come out and ask some questions. Come out just don’t ask me questions, lol… Spring is coming and fishing is going to be all time. I am already starting to book some days so if there is a day that your thinking, give me a ring! Thank you !
Greg(Sr.), Eric, and Greg
With perfect weather and the whole day to find some fish we decided to go Snook fishing then go for some Permit. The Croakers were a little easier today in the morning. We manage to get a few. The Snook fishing was a little tricky for them because there were defiantly a few blown chances, Greg came through though landing two nice Snook. As the tide slowed down the bite stopped.
We made the run to the Permit. Once we started fishing, it was not long till Eric hooked up and landed a solid Permit, 22lbs. Eric also hooked up the next fish as well which ended up 28lbs. The biggest of the day. Greg caught the next Permit which was a solid 20lbs. The winds switched a bit and the bite shut down for about a hour. After getting set back up in the right spot we started hooking up again. Greg(Sr.) hooked up and landed his nice Permit whish I believe was about 24lbs. Eric though had the hot hand, He finished the day off catching his third Permit whish was another biggie at 27lbs. It was a great day of weather and fishing with some really cool guys. It was a pleasure fishing and meeting these three. Hopefully we all can fish again in the future. Thanks again guys for fishing with Attitude!!!
Richard and Charlie
Richard and his Son Charlie are from Philly. They fish with me a few times a year. We started off in the morning in the Sebastian Inlet fishing for the big Sebastian Redfish. We had no problem getting crabs. The first hour of the outgoing tide we seen several big Redfish rolling. Just never could get the right timing to get hooked up. After about an hour the Reds stopped showing themselves.
We decided to go for some Permit. It took a little bit to get hooked up but once we got in the groove we went 3 for 3. A 20lb. ,22lb, and a 26 lb. The bite was on. We could of caught more but they were spent, lol. We released all 3 fish to fight again another day. The weather was just perfect today, with the storms holding out till the evening. Thanks Richard and Charlie, I really enjoy fishing with you two. Good luck Charlie with starting college. Don’t have too much fun!
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Tim, Robert, and Bill
Tim, Robert, and Bill are from Lakeland, Fl. Tim and Robert fished with me 2 yrs. ago. We met up at Capt. Hiram’s at 7 a.m. then we went and caught some croakers for the day. The tide switched to outgoing around 8 a.m. We Snook fished for a bit but no luck. The winds were calm and the sun is hot. We netted some nice crabs on the outgoing weeds. The Reds were coming to the surface and feeding. There was a lot of boat traffic and they were right on the edge of the channel. It was a little difficult but everyone had a good hit. Tim hooked up and landed his which bottomed out my 30lb. Boga. I guessing around 40lbs. It was a monster.
After the Reds stop coming up we ran the beaches and played with the Bonita. That was fun. Everybody caught a Bonita. Tim’s was a nice one about 12lbs. We fished the wreck for a bit and hooked up a few Snook but could not land one. We also had some big break offs. Goliath? Tim caught a Black Drum on a crab. Robert caught a nice size Jack. Bill caught a few sharks. That was about it for the day. It was fun and filled with action. Thanks guys, see you this week. Hopefully the night bite will be on as well.
Chipper and I
Well it felt great to be back on the water again. Sorry folks with the weather and working on the boat lately, it’s been tough to fish. The water is still dirty from the storm. Mostly freshwater from the river’s. The tides have been longer on the outgoing. Tides are unusually high. The weather today was perfect. Sunny and calm. No wind until around 2 p.m.Â when it picked up to 10 mph. S.E.
We looked for the Crabs this morning but no luck. Mullet are everywhere. We did fish for the Croakers and they were there, we caught about 2 dozen in 30 minutes. We made our way over to the Inlet. We landed a few nice keeper size Snook. After some Snook action we made our way to another spot. When we got arrived there wasn’t much going on. We fished for a bit and then it just turned on. We caught 3 Reds in the 30″ range, a few Red Snapper just short, 4 Black drum in the 20″ range, 2 Cobia that were around 20lbs. and 1 monster Jack. We also lost some really nice fish. The Cobia was fun Chipper got his first on a croaker. It had a second Cobia trailing, I threw out on it and hooked it up. The Cobia threw the hook and I couldn’t get him to hit again. About an hour later I hooked the same Cobia with a live shrimp and on lighter tackle. That fish was tons of fun. I needed that!….
Jennifer and John A.
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.