Archive for July 2012

Tom’s final Report, a photo

This morning I had a chance to hear from Thomas Rapone first hand what happened last night while he was fishing with Captain Ryan Erickson. It seems that Tom finally, after four days of great fishing but poor capturing, found himself in the company of some tailing permit, and that he fed a large one…

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Fishing yesterday, The Heat

Yesterday Aaron and I went fishing for the day with Thomas Rapone, who is down fishing with Captain Ryan Erickson in Little Torch. Our day began with a small barracuda we spotted in a salt pond on the way to the dock from Aaron’s house. This little guy appeared to have an in-built water aerator:…

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Summer Bonefish Fishing/Remembering the Del

Before I jump into a report about my fishing this morning with Aaron, a story from the Del that I wanted to remember. Just because we didn’t catch any fish doesn’t mean that we didn’t almost get caught out ourselves. On the second day of the tournament, a large storm rolled through the backcountry from…

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upcoming fishing

So, despite my report yesterday that said my next scheduled fishing was to be on 2 August, I have some upcoming fishing planned. Tomorrow morning before I work at 2 PM I’ll go out with Aaron to scout for some bonefish and permit. The 28 (Saturday) I fish with Captain Thomas Rapone, Esq.–how’s that for…

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Catfish fishing in Texas

I just returned from a day and a half in Texas, and while this trip was entirely business I did find some time to harass the catfish that live in the pond near my friend Ted Margo’s house. We chummed them with dog food, and even when we pulled the legs off of brown bass…

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Del Brown Results

The Angling Company would like to congratulate Captain Rob Fordyce and his angler Tony Nobregas for their decisive victory in the 20112 Del Brown Permit Tournament. Rob and Tony caught a big fish on the first day, a 28 inch fish that put them in the lead. No fish were caught on the second day,…

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Fishing with John Yesterday

Yestrday I fished with Captain John O’Hearn, eager for a sounder beating from permit. We started at 7:30, and by 8:00 were fishing. We didn’t find any at our first spot, though the tide was slowing down and we were waiting for the next tide cycle anyway. During the slack tide we looked for bonefish,…

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Fishing Monday

On Monday I fished with Captain Raymond Vasquez. Our plan was to fish for permit and bonefish, theoretically practicing for the upcoming Del Brown. We left the dock at 7:00, an early start to a day that was quite overcast. We began by looking for baby tarpon just outside the marina as we waited for…

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fishing schedule this week

Tomorrow I am fishing with Captain Ray Vasquez, and our target species are permit and bonefish. Aaron may join us. Friday I am scheduled to fish again with Captain John O’Hearn (aka O’Heard) for more permit stupidity, then Sunday Aaron and I prefish for the Del Brown. Monday through Wednesday of next week is the…

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In other news…

The Angling Company would like to congratulate Dotty Ballantyne on her latest accomplishment: she now hold 100 IGFA fly rod world records. Of course, there are some highlights: a 75.5 lb lemon shark on 4 lb tippet, a 21.5 pound cobia on 8 lb, the 2 lb tippet blacktip shark record that she set after…

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