Month: March 2018

March Merkin 2018, Matt Fitzgerald and Joe Skrumbellos

March 18, 2018 Comments Off on March Merkin 2018, Matt Fitzgerald and Joe Skrumbellos

The March Merkin just wrapped up, and it was quite the event. Last year set a standard of poor weather, and 2018 was apparently competitive by nature. What could be worse than last year’s weather? As it turns out, we only had to wait a year to find out. Our prefish day was on Monday,…

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Fishing with Ian Slater

March 11, 2018 Comments Off on Fishing with Ian Slater

On Tuesday after I returned from the trip with Steve and Jason I spent a day on the water with Ian Slater. I’d been on a bit of a low-yield run with permit, after the two trips with Chad and Dave Skok, and was looking forward to ditching the 2lb in pursuit of just catching…

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Fishing with Steve and Jason

March 10, 2018 Comments Off on Fishing with Steve and Jason

The day after the trip with Dave Skok and John boy, I drove to the Everglades for a pair of days with Steve Huff and Jason Schratwieser. I hadn’t fished with Jason since too long ago, and Steve and I were both looking greatly forward to spending some time with him. Jason is, in addition…

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Fishing with Dave Skok and John O’Hearn

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Fishing with Dave Skok and John O’Hearn

After the two tough days with John and Chad I fished another pair of days the following week. For these we were joined by our good friend and Strong Arm Merkin Mastermind Dave Skok. If anyone that reads these reports is unfamiliar with Dave, take a look at our gallery: nearly every photo on there…

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Fishing with Chad Huff and John O’Hearn

March 5, 2018 Comments Off on Fishing with Chad Huff and John O’Hearn

After the tarpon extravaganza with Scott Collins I fished a pair of days with John O’Hearn and Chad Huff. Our target remained the 2lb permit record, and I made sure we had ample pre-tied tippets for what I was sure was going to be a great opportunity to put this record to bed. Regular readers…

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