Tarpon Time in Tampa Bay!!!

Tarpon, TARPON, TARPON!!!! Tarpon have been on my mind ever since the big schools left last year.  Well, Tarpon Time is here again!  Last week we strung together consecutive days of 5 or more Tarpon ranging from 60-120 lbs.  The bait is right where it should be and the Tarpon are ready to eat.  We have been hooking them around the bridges and seeing them on the beaches and passes as well. This is just the beginning and it is only going to get better over the next few months. Read More

Fish, Fish, and More Fish!

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of fishing with Jim Denison , his son Ryan and father in law Russ.  It was set to be a great fishing day with great weather to boot!  Ryan started of the day by landing the first two fish and proceeded to leave everyone in his dust.  It is not often I see a 7 yr. old outfish everyone else, but he continued to put on a fishing clinic till the boat reached the dock.   The fishing was steady all day with Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Read More

Big Trout for the Big Boys!

Last Saturday I had the privilege of fishing with Ex Buccaneer Lineman Jason Maniecki and the new Defensive Line coach, Grady Stretz. As soon as we started fishing everyone’s competitive nature came roaring out. From the time the first fish reached the boat it was on.  Jason started off strong, but by the end of the day it was too close to call.

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A Backcountry Birthday

Well, this last week was a good one to be on the water.  The winds were calm, the water warmed up a bit and the fish are really showing up to eat!  What didn’t we catch this week, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Mackeral all came to the boat on a consistent basis.  We ended this week with a bang as I had the privilege of taking my clients Kendall and Kendall Jr. out for a Birthday fishing trip yesterday.
 
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Spring is in the Air!

Wow, do I have a lot to be thankful for right now. This winter wasn’t nearly as hard on the fish as last year and most of the cold weather seems to be behind us. The water temp is starting to warm up and is getting close to that magic number of 70. This Sunday I picked up my clients at O’Neill’s right at sunrise and we were off. It was set to be a banner day with warm weather, calm seas and a good tide. We started off the morning with a goal to get a limit of trout for a neighborhood cookout.  Read More

Light Tackle Black Drumming!

Well, it’s that time of year again, the black drum are moving in to Tampa bay to spawn. I don’t know if it’s just been a while since I’ve seen these fish, but they look bigger than ever this year. We have been getting these monsters to eat on every trip, and we’re getting them to the boat on trout tackle which is a real thrill if you’ve never tried it. We have spent a good part of our fishing time over the past few weeks fishing for these bruisers, and are looking forward to them hanging around for us to enjoy for another month or so. Read More