Archive | July 2016

something good 07/30/16

Ok today you can go to the restarant OUR PLACE it is on the south side of Punta Gorda, Right hand side
GREAT Food for $10.oo you get chicken and Ribs and what has to be my new favorite Potaoe salad. Now that is just a matter of what you like taste wise, But for the ten dollars part of it goes to feed homeless here in town. and they do use the money the right way.
Hey drive down there. call 706-502-0276 for info.
I saw they have a band stand there, I think I will ask them if they will let us come down and play sometime. Yes Josh from waterline is our drummer, Capt. Morris is the lead guitar player and I play Bass.
Maybe we can call ourselves the live bait band, I guess that would be better than the dead bait bandd??? anyway It looks like a fun place.
So Locals heling locals, good food for you and a helping hand for your neighbors.

Fishin up date 07/29/16

Acme Spoons make a come back.
Steve who works mornings is a Believer in the Side winder Spoon Gold 1/2 once same spoon he caught Snook in a slat water canal, and then went to a fresh water canal and caught Large Mouth Bass. this gives me hope old stuff still works.

Fishin up date 07/27/16

Hey time for a fishing up date

Snook fishing is a matter of High or low tide right now,
If the tide is low on the flats, the Snook will be out by the sand bars, On the higher tides the snook are up under the mangrvoves.
Pin fish is a great bait for Snook, clear bottom no boober if there is grass/weeds you will need a float.
Snook season opens in September.

So for you looking for dinner the snappers are thick up under the Mangroves any place there is about 3 feet of water. and Boca Pass and Captiva have a lot of Snapper, I believe it is a Summer spawn going on right now for the Sanppers

Good luck

boycott/delete Google 7/25/16

delete Google from your browser, they are not giving you the truth.
I was shocked! I just deleted Google chrome and the Google search engine. it was pointed out that if you type in crooked,
on any search engine but Google.
Hillary comes up.   NOT for OR AGAINST Hillary.

I am against putting political view on a search engine.

It should be for searching the Web. not for or against anyone.

Boycott Google until they fix this. Go to Bing or Ya-hoo

fishin up date 07/05/16

Red fish numbers continue to grow on the west side, more on the south half of the wall, but Trout creek to Cattle dock is fast catching up in numbers of Red Fish.

tarpon are moving north in the Harbor. Tarpon can be seen rolling from right in front of Ponce over to the Mayakka .
The Tarpon are still in better number in the deep holes over to the towers on the west side,

Fire works fishing report 07/04/16

july 4

There are Tarpon, a few Cobia and a bunch of Snook along with some Silver Trout
at the fire works site. But eh main fish here is going to be Sharks and Cat-fish. Yes the sharks and cat-fish are thick here between 41 and I-75

To night when you head your boat to the 41 bridges make sure you have an extra flash light, this is great for landing fish and lighting up your boat so other boats can see you.
The law requires a green and red bow light and a white stern light. The flash light is extra.
If the bow light blind you take some black tape and cover the back of the lights so they can be seen from the front and sides but do not shine into your eyes.
When a boat is underway and you are anchored you think because you can see them they can see you.
Not the case the bow lights make it hard to see if they shine in the boat. So I flash a light briefly at the on-coming boat just so I know they, know I am there. A 1 to 2 second flash of light will do it, longer and you will blind the other boat and could cause problems for them.
Keep your lights on when anchored Bow and anchor lights. I hang a flash light so it shines down into the boat. Better safe than sorry.
Now to the fishing report for tonight’s fire works show.
There is a bunch of sharks by the 41 and I-75 bridges, these are the fun size sharks average 30 inches long. And you do not need big rods, your Snook or red fish /Bass rods and reels are fine for this type of fishing. 15, 20 or 30 pound braid or 10, 12 or 15 pound test mono line is plenty good for these sharks.
I use the bleeding red AFW steel leaders but any light duty steel leaders will work. keep your leaders short two foot long or less, I tie my line right to the swivel of the leader. Hook size for these sharks is from 3/0 to 5/0 standard hooks long to medium shank. “J” or circle hook is up to you.

Now a chum bag will increase your chances greatly of catching sharks, I use the simple easy chum already frozen in the bad, so I just tie a line to it and let it hang over the back of the boat.

How to rig for these sharks I would say line with a bobber but that is not good when there are so many boats around. Some one will run over the line and that is just a problem. So for tonight fire works it should be sinkers, the sinker will keep your line down and not cause problem for you or other boaters,
Free line is good for catching but again not tonight, with all of the boats around lets keep it simple and easy all of the lines out should be weighted. And do not cast far from the boat,
Short cast off the back of the boat the chum will bring them close and with all of the boats, the sharks are not going to be timid they should not be bothered and this again keeps the problems to a minimum

Tools you should have is the flashlight and a good pair of needle nose pliers, the pliers will help you get the hooks out and they are to crush the barb of your hooks, the flattened barb makes catch and release easy.

fishin up date 07/02/16

Hoo-ray the red fish are back in the Peace river, I would think they would be moving south but the red fish are very happy in the fresh waterof the peace river. Dead bait is the key for fishing these reds as far a lures go. try a paddle tail slow bounce on the bottom , A Z-man paddler with a gold or dark color rock port jig head, again slow bounce the bottom with it.

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