FRESH WATER

Posted in around_SoFlo, fishing report, travel on July 11th, 2013 by Scott

Last week I was invited to go bass fishing.  Something I haven’t done in 20 years.  The best part is that the location was just an hour drive away.  Our morning half day charter began with a meeting in a Home Depot parking lot where we met Capt. Roger Gonzales.  He is one of the guides with BassOnline.com.  A short drive away to some private property that only he has access to and we were launching the skiff.  This location was a bit sparse on the scenery and natural beauty that most fishing trips provide, but I quickly got over that when the Peacock Bass started biting.  These are amazing little fish.  We did some sight casting with top water plugs to fish along the shoreline.  And some slow trolling with live shiners along the drop off.  The topwater bites are remind me of a Jack Crevalle, fast and aggressive.  Our biggest catch was about 4 lbs, with plenty of smaller fish.  Even a few Largemouth Bass too.  All in all, a great trip full of action.  Roger runs a fantastic charter operation and really knows hows these fish think and how to get them to bite.  I highly recommend a fishing trip with him if you want to see some South Florida Peacocks.

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SNOOKIE

Posted in around_SoFlo, fishing report on August 8th, 2012 by Scott

Just back from a morning half up the coast.  Every so often things come together and everything goes just right: weather, bait, bites.  This was one of those days.  Thanks to my friend Fly for hosting and showing me how good South Florida Snook fishing can be.

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FLY SWATTER

Posted in fishing report on August 23rd, 2011 by Scott

I finally got to shoot a local species now that I’m back full time in SoFlo. Lucky to have friends like Fly to invite me drift a live bait in Jupiter Inlet. We didn’t get nearly the action we were hoping for…but still managed to have fun and hope to do it again very soon before the season changes things around. The morning started out rough after a long spell to catch bait we burn up a circulation pump. Yup, on this skiff, the only circulation pump.

No worries, a quick trip to the marine store and we are back in business a few Sardines lighter. Fly did find the lip of a cuda with his circle hook skills –

And then we found what we were looking for. Not in any great numbers or size, but a nice one just the same.

Thanks for the ride Fly.

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