Archive for December 2012

Christmas Greetings/Fitz Coker/Upcoming Plans

Merry Christmas. I just returned to the shop from a great lunch with my BFF Fitz Coker and Dotty Ballantyne, which was great. The cold of the last few days has subsided, and the fishing is bound to get great in no time. As long as the water heats up, there should be plenty of…

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The End of the World…

…is a cold front. relatively anti-climactic, but it bodes well for the future of life (both human and fish) on the planet. It may, however, make the fishing in the next few days less than phenomenal. More to come when next I’m out. nathaniel

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Fishing yesterday with Justin Rea and Diego Rouylle

Yesterday I fished with Captain Justin Rea in his Yellowfin bay boat. Joining us was Diego Rouylle. Neither of these guys needs much of an introduction, and I obviously couldn’t be more pleased to spend a day on the water with two fisherman of their caliber. Our target was blackfin tuna and the attendant offshore…

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Hammerhead part 2

Our fun with the hammerhead continued: Diego got in on the action as well, feeding the great animal a bonita after these photos were taken. While we caught other stuff (including a large jack crevalle on a conventional rod, my back still hurts!), the hammerhead was far and away the coolest part of the day,…

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On the flats

I haven’t been fishing since last week’s shark trip. While satisfying at the time, I’m about ready to get out there once again. I had an opportunity to fish today with Justin Rea offshore for blackfin tuna, though I was unable to attend due to obligations at the shop. We have tentatively planned to get…

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Fishing last week with Mike Gorton

Last Wednesday I fished with Captain Mike Gorton. I was looking forward to fishing out of Mike’s boat, a custom canoe that he built to fish down here. We had a great time, and I enjoyed fishing out of a different boat. Our target was redfish, and even though it was overcast and windy decided…

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Fishing last Monday

Monday I fished for sharks with Aaron Snell. This was our third trip in three weeks, and if you keep up with the reports you know that the last two trips had been difficult. We left at the same time, and discussed returning to the same area where we had fished the weeks before. Our…

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