Archive for February 2013

Fishing Tuesday with Simon

On Tuesday, I fished with Captain Simon Becker. Simon and I have tried to fish in the past, but his (understandably) busy guiding schedule and a tournament in the middle of some planned days got in the way. Last week at the Lower Keys Guides Association meeting he mentioned to me that he had the…

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Fishing yesterday with Bobby Paulson

Yesterday I fished with Captain Bobby Paulson. I’ve known Bobby for a number of years now, and we’ve been trying to get out together for a while, but this was the first time I’ve had the pleasure of spending the day on the water with him. Our weather was marginal (it was raining on my…

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Carlos Cortez and Bill Houze

Captain Bill Houze told me about a few days of fishing he had with Carlos Cortez. They caught six permit on fly in two days, and hooked a few more. All the inspiration in the world to fish with good guides and be a good angler: The Angling Company would like to congratulate both Captain…

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Shark fishing last Sunday, next week schedule

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of fishing with Captain Bryan “Bear” Holeman and Kathryn Vallilee, who works in the shop. Our target was shark, specifically, to let Kathryn get an idea of fighting big animals with a fly rod. If you read these reports you know that sharks feature often and are one of…

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Fishing with RT and Fitz

On Monday and Tuesday I fished offshore with RT and Fitz Coker. Joining us each day was Captain Jared Cyr, and on the first day we enjoyed the fine company of Captain Doug Kilpatrick and his father, Jerry. Typically, with this many people on a boat, there is at least one personality that I’d rather…

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The Cuda Bowl, the next two days

It’s been a long break on these reports, since I haven’t been fishing. Also there has been a refractory period after the big battle with Steve a few weeks ago. The last three days I was scheduled to fish the Cuda Bowl with Aaron Snell–our third year in the tournament. The first day, our prefish…

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