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Fishing Report 1-31-14
The family fishing team of Zach, George and Shelly were on board today. First thing in the morning the ocean was pretty rough so we started inside and worked our way up towards Palm Beach inlet. Zach started the morning with a small Snook on fly. Eventually we found the Bluefish with Shelly catching the first one on a lure. After that it was good consistent action with everyone getting in on the action. George landed a nice Jack in amongst the Bluefish and Zach got one on fly. We noticed the wind had dropped so we poked out the Palm Beach inlet to see how rough the ocean was. It was a little on the bumpy side but this fishing family was up for the challenge of catching sharks in bumpy conditions. Once we cast out the first bait I was still explaining to Zach how the drag on the reel worked when he was hooked up to a good jumper. The action was fast a furious after that with the time between bites being only minutes. Zach and George went to town and laded between them 7 sharks and hooked and lost about another 5. Moving around the boat hooked to 100 lb sharks in bumpy sea conditions is challenging and these guys did well to not lose any fish to angler error. Shelly elected to observe the chaos rather than participate in it. Great day on the water with a family who truly love to fish together.

Fishing Report 1-29-14
Matt & Erin must be my good luck charm for this year. Today was the first day I saw any decent numbers of sharks this year, the sharks are a month late in arriving into my area. The day started like the rest of the month has with not much action on the beach and no sharks. Matt got two Jacks and Erin some monster Blue Runners before we found the sharks. After this it was game on. Conditions werenít perfect but good enough. Between Matt and Erin 5 sharks were landed with a few more hooked and lost. Matt had one hooked up on the fly for a bit but it got off. Thanks to the Shark Whisperers our shark season can now get underway.

Fishing Report 1-23-14

Pete fished with me two days ago and although the ocean conditions were good the tough fishing continued with only a Snook, few Blue Runners and a Trigger fish being landed. We changed tactics to night fishing to see if we could change our luck. Conditions were a little tough for targeting Snook at night, it was a little on the cold side (for Florida) which typically slows down the Snook action. We didnít see as many Snook at the surface as Iíd typically see however we kept prospecting likely spots and considering the conditions Pete did very well on the Snook with the fly rod. 5 fish landed and about another 5 hooked up that managed to dislodge the fly. A Jack and a few Lookdowns rounded out the night. Finally our winter fishery behaving somewhat like it should.

Fishing Report 1-18-14

Today with Neal, Jason & Tom on board the struggle to find any decent numbers of fish continued. By this time of the year I am typically catching Spinners sharks regularly and also catching Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Jacks and Amberjacks regularly. Not the case this year. Our winter fish species have just not arrived here yet. We ran north in hopes of finding Spinner Sharks, no success. The Jacks were not very cooperative today at all. Tom was the only angler to land a Jack. Neal and Jason did manage to jig up 3 small Amberjacks to provide some action. At the end of the day we put out a live Blue Runner and Neal got a really nice 25 lb + size Cuda. Another struggle today on the ocean. Hopefully things are about to turn around here soon with the colder weather.

Fishing Report 1-14-14

Today was a fly fishing and conventional tackle combo trip. Zach, Alex and grandfather Richard were on board. Zach is a very accomplished fly fisherman but unfortunately today South Florida just didnít want to show Zach how good fly fishing down here can be. It was a struggle to find any fish that wanted to cooperate on the fly. Even with jigs and live bait it was a struggle. The guys hung in there and Zach did manage two Jacks on fly and Alex got a few on jigs and live bait. For this time of year we should be seeing Bluefish, Jacks, Spanish Mackerel and Sharks all over the beach, they just are not here yet. Hopefully this cold weather will start to bring them in.

Fishing Report 12-30-13

Larry and Tad were on board today escaping the cold weather of up north. Good news was that they picked the only nice weather day of the week, however the catching was not as good a news. Although ocean conditions were great the fishing was tough and Larry and Tad really worked hard for every fish. Even the sharks were very difficult customers today. We only saw two and got one bite but no hookups. We ended up jigging in about 50 feet of water which proved to be the best action of the day with 5 small Amberjacks being landed. An unusual catch of a Blue-spotted Cornetfish was landed by Larry. One medium sized Jack, a Mutton Snapper, Blue Runners and a few small Grouper were also caught. Hats off to these guys for hanging in there, hopefully when they are back to fish the Spinner Sharks they will bring the good weather with them again.

Fishing Report 12-24-13

Day before Christmas and Santa gave Kevin, Charlie & Brad an early Christmas present in the form good weather conditions. The ocean was calm and we were able to move around and pick away at the fish. With all the warm weather we have been having this year the fish are not concentrated as they typically would be, moving around seems to be the key to locating the fish. The guys ended up with 3 sharks hooked, two landed. One decent size Jack, a few smaller Jacks, a bunch of Spanish Mackerel and a bunch of Ladyfish. As we get further into winter and hopefully get some colder weather fishing should become a little more predictable.

Fishing Report 12-20-13

Itís the windy time of the year again. When Dave was here about 2 weeks ago the weather was perfect but today Dave & John were not as lucky and it was windy and tough fishing. We made the best of it by hitting the docks catching a mixed bag. Ended up with 5 Snook, a few Jacks, Snappers, Pork fish and Sheephead. Nothing for the record books but enough action to keep them busy.

Fishing Report 12-11-13

Today the mission was to target just Sailfish. It feels a little weird going fishing for sails when it is still so warm out. Winter may be a little delayed this year in reaching South Florida however the Sailfish seem to be right on time. Calm winds are the ticket to being able to reach the Sailfish this time of year in a flats boat, fortunately conditions were just right. Ollie ended up with two Sailfish to the boat and a visit from a Wahoo that bit us off just above the wire. Other than these fish things were pretty quiet out there. Two Sailfish, not a bad way to start off the holidays.

Fishing Report 12-03-13

Dave and Dempsey were in town on somewhat of a nostalgic trip. Dave spent his childhood in West Palm Beach so it was very interesting to hear how things have changed since then. On the fishing side of things the mission was just to catch whatever would stretch the line. Lots of action was the plan. The trip was very busy with the father & son team catching Jack Crevalles, monster Bar Jacks, big Blue Runners, Cero Mackerel and having a shot at a Spinner Shark. Between the two of them they must have caught about 60 fish ranging from a few pounds to about 15 lbs. No really big fish landed but certainly a lot of action.

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What you can expect to catch and when
Inshore, trout and redfish are available on the flats. At night you can find snook around docks, attracted by the lights. Spanish Mackerel, bluefish and pompano are in pretty thick. We can find some early Jumbo Jack Crevalle on calm days and Spinner sharks will be on the beaches. Amberjacks are on nearshore reefs and wrecks. The winter nighttime tarpon bite in Miami is in full swing. Febuary the Spanish Mackeral are peaking and flyfishing for sharks becomes more consistent. As always there is a good bite of trout and redfish. Cobia start showing up too. Moving into early spring, shark and jack crevalle fishing is at its best. Cobia fishing continues to improve as does the night snook fishing.

Springtime jack crevalle and shark fishing is in full swing now. Night time snook fishing is very good and the cobia continue to bite. The kingfish start to show up with the bait closer to the beach. In May the kingfish bite is excellent and night time snook fishing is still real good. Look for the tarpon to show up around Palm Beach and Stuart on their northerly migration towards the end of May. June is peak tarpon time from Boca Raton up to Ft. Pierce. Daytime snook fishing improves and there is always a good trout and redfish bite on the flats. It's fly fishing time, as the bonito start showing up in early summer.

With summer comes some of the hottest fishing, the trout and redfish are strong, snook fishing is off the charts with big fish in the inlets and along the beaches from Ft. Pierce & Stuart down to Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. Flyfishing for the offshore species is in full swing. August sees the last of the tarpon migration. Bonito and kingfish remain a good bet and with light winds, fly fishing is awesome. There is always the chance of hooking up to a sailfish while hunting kingfish and bonito. Early September brings the mullet run and fishing can be phenomenal. Most everything that swims out there loves mullet, so if the mullet are here, tarpon, snook, trout, redfish, shark, jack crevalle, bluefish and kingfish will all have mullet on the menu.

Up and down the coast from Ft. Pierce to Boynton Beach and Palm Beach, in October, everything is munching on the mullet. Fishing for tarpon, snook, trout, redfish, shark, jack crevalle and kingfish is still hot, and night time tarpon and snook fishing is good. As November rolls around it's the last chance to catch some of the end of the mullet run action. As the mullet move out things transition into our winter pattern. Nighttime snook fishing is still good. Pompano start to show towards the end of the month. Snook, trout, ladyfish, jack crevalles & bluefish are available on the flats. We finish off the year with spanish mackerel, bluefish and pompano making a good showing. If nice calm conditions prevail you may be able to get some ďjust before ChristmasĒ Jumbo Jacks. Early spinner sharks are also a possibility. Amberjacks are on nearshore reefs and wrecks. The winter Tarpon nighttime bite in Miami is just getting going. Snook are on the dock lights at night.


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