Thursday, April 15, 2021

Oh yeah! April 12, 2021

 After having Sunday off due to two cancellations and a last minute trip falling through I had a rare day off but today I was back to work and I was so glad.  I really needed redemption for Saturday and regular clients Joe and Kim were on board to make things happen.  Fishing a few spots waiting for the tide to turn they catch snappers, jacks and some other species but no bonefish or snook.  "Ok, it's time, the tide is right, let's move."  With the outgoing tide we fished a bridge for tarpon and I marked them clear as day on my Raymarine.  After setting up and using a simple technique Joe hooks up to about a 100lb tarpon.  Yes!  No!  The fish ran between two of the bridge pilings and cut us off.  Geeze, that's bridge fishing for tarpon for you.  After setting up again Joe hooked up again and this time landed his 100 lber.  Way to go Joe!  I feel better....






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Today was not good! April 10, 2021

 Fishing has been so good and Biscayne Bay firing on all cylinders, until today.  I was fishing with Jim and his wife Nancy again and they wanted bonefish and snook or any other gamefish.  Our first stop was at a bonefish spot I like and have caught many bonefish but today was slow with only one fish moving through.  As we fished this spot the wind kept increasing from the south so we moved to some snook creeks that usually produce.  But today wasn't one of those days.  Come one!  With the wind getting worst I cancelled my afternoon trip with a local and put in extra time to make something happen but that bay was shut down today.  How frustrating!  


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Oh so close! April 9, 2021

 I had two trips today with my morning trip being with Steve who tore it up a couple of days ago.  We changed things up and hit the oceanside flats for bonefish and permit.  Well, we found some permit and Steve made a bunch of good casts and turned two different permit that would chase his fly and turn away at the last minute.  OH!!!!  We were so close! 

My afternoon trip was with Will and his wife Felicia.  Will wanted to catch anything but definitely had his eye on a bonefish.  Under the conditions we had I had two prime spots to bonefish but they were covered in boat so we changed it up.  I took him to a wreck and a channel and had a blast catching a bunch of species including nice yellow jacks.  



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Bachelor Party April 8, 2021

 I had a two boat trip today with Jason, Ryan and Chris on my boat.  The guys wanted to relax and do a bit of fishing so we did just that catching ladyfish, snappers and jacks.  



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Saturday, April 10, 2021

This was incredible! April 7, 2021

 My oh my, what a day with Steve who is now living part time in Miami and wanted to check out the local fishing.  We was up for anything and wanted to do some fly fishing was well.  With an unusually calm April morning we fished out of Homestead and worked a shoreline not far from the marina for bonefish.  I have to tell you, Steve can cast a fly rod and once he shook the rust off he got better as the day progressed.  His casting was rewarded with a nice bonefish on fly not long after we got started.  Once again, what a way to start the day!  After his bonefish in fly we decided to fish spin tackle.  Wait, isn't it usually the other way around?  Not today!  Once we switched to spin it was non stop bonefish again with Steve going a total of 5 for 7.  Nice!  Once that slowed down I took him snook fishing but we had to work for this one.  The snook were there but they weren't as active, no worries we had a secret weapon, Steve.  After some work he hooked and landed a solid snook that gave him a great fight and some awesome jumps.  Wow!  The trip ended early with Steve landing another snook at another spot.  We're fishing again on Friday but it'll be tough to beat this day! 




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Oh what a day! April 6, 2021

 Today was a day that had me confused.  I had two amazing men onboard in Chester and Todd and they wanted bonefish and only bonefish.  Chester has dreamt of catching bonefish since he was 4 years old and this was certainly a dream fish for him.  Off we went to a spot I like under the calm conditions we had and pretty soon Chester gets a bite but the fish is hooked only briefly and just moments later Todd hooks a freight train of a bonefish, out of the same schools as Chester's fish.  What a few first runs!  As the fish tired it got closer to the boat but but got under the boat and broke us off as we all stared at him.  Ouch, 0-2!  The action slowed and I took them to another area.  Here we had a big school swim through and the guys hooked a double header but inexplicably they both came off after a long run and deep into the fight.  Are you kidding me?  But, in the 4th quarter Chester hooked a nice fat bonefish that we got in the boat, got the pic and got Chester's dream come true.  Whew, 1 for 5 on bonefish and I don't know if that was good or bad but Chester got his bonefish so I'm ecstatic.  



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Family Time April 5, 2021

 Two trips again today with the morning getting started as Shannon, wife Alima and daughter Lina jumped into the skiff.  I took them to a spot where they had a blast catching lady fish, pompano and snappers and took some home for dinner.  



My second trip was with Gus and his son.  The water warmed up a bit but not enough to get the tarpon back in the bay so we went back to the ladyfish where they had a blast catching the hard fighting high jumpers.  To mix it up I took them to a few more spots where they caught some more species but the guys really liked the lady fish.  Who can blame them? 



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