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  1. #834
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    Fishing was tough Saturdaymorning, 8/11/18, when I headed out 24 miles west of New Pass with DarrenRachman, his brother, Mark, and a couple of their friends. I fished in spotsthat had been productive several times this week, but the bite was pretty sloweverywhere we went. There were some rain storms around us, but we managed tostay mostly dry. The guys used cut-bait and squid to catch and red groupershorts and a lane snapper.

    The bite was a little more activeon Tuesday, 8/14, when I fished 18 miles west of New Pass with Mark Lenhart,his son, and two of his son’s friends. The group used squid to catch and boxten grunts, all measuring between 12 and 14 inches, and they released redgrouper shorts.

    After two weeks offthe water, with this entire area suffering from red tide, I ventured outMonday, 8/27 to explore the waters and check conditions. Red tide was bad inclose-in waters, with dead fish abundant out to five miles. The further I wentout, the less dead fish were evident, but red tide was still visible as far outas 26 miles, and fishing was, well, not really fishing at all, since there wasabsolutely nothing biting. I had hoped for better conditions out that far. Allwe could do was wait it out, hoping our state and federal officials would doall that is possible to alleviate this problem, or hope for some earlycold-fronts to rescue us.

    Meanwhile, my wife and I planned a trip toColorado to visit family, returned, and endured more red tide, until signs thatit was starting to dissipate cheered us up and brought us some fishing trips.When Hurricane Michael roared through the panhandle, the winds we got herehelped push the remaining red tide away from us. We also realize that our redtide issues were nothing compared with what the residents of Panama City andsurrounding area had to deal with.

    On Thursday, 10/4,I fished inshore in Estero Bay’s backwaters with Don Lubbehusen, his son, Ben,and friend, Justin Bayer. The guys used live shrimp to catch and releasefifteen crevalle jacks to 13 inches, ten mangrove snapper to 11 inches, a20-inch snook, and four sheepshead to 15 inches. It was good to see clear waterand fish biting, at long last.

    Saturday, 10/6, Ifished in Estero Bay’s backwaters, from thelower bay to Wiggins Pass, with Derek Spradling and his friend, Kurt. The guysused live shrimp to catch two black drum at 14 inches and 17 inches, a dozenmangrove snapper including two keepers at 11 inches, and three keepersheepshead to 13 inches. The best catch of the day was a 27 ½-inch redfish,which we photographed and released (see photo below.) We also released tencrevalle jacks to 18 inches, a 16-inch snook, and a two-pound stingray.
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  2. #833
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    Augusttends can be the hottest month of the year, so fish early and lateafternoon when temperatures are cool. The fish are more active atthese times as water temperatures cool as well.


    Snookfishing continues to produce great results for anglers fishing theinlets and beaches. Live baits and DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail inbayou tiger and gold and glow are the baits of choice. The key tosuccess is keep the DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail near the bottom thiswill better your chance to hook into a monster snook. Always fishmoving water and try and fish early morning and during the evening.The average size if the snook has been 8 to 20 pounds. Be sure tohandle the snook with care.


    TheIcw has produced a nice variety of species for anglers, snook,trout, tarpon, jacks and even redfish all being caught. Live baitsare great for those looking to relax and produce great numbers.Anglers looking to enjoy the bite doa cal and doa shrimp get the jobdone, key is use the tide and rip lines to your advantage, keepingthe bait near the bottom making sure you can feel the strike.Swimming lures and top water plugs work just as well for predatorfish lurking in the shallows and along the sea walls. Look for baitschools as signs predator fish are in the area.


    Freshwater peacock bass action has been stellar as peacocks hammer DOAshrimp and doa cal baits, live shiners work for also. The peacockbass are hanging near shorelines ambushing bait schools, look forbait rippling on surface, great sign the peacocks are near. Flyfanatics the peacock bass will strike deceivers and small gummyminnow flies with a vengeance.


    Wellthat is the fishing report for the past week hope you all enjoyed.Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    June has arrived, the heat is on and rain has been abundant. The kids are ready for summer and the fish are waiting.

    The inshore snook bite is great, near inlets deep channels and along seawalls. Live baits and DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk bait and DOA Terror Eyz work great. The snook are very active early in the morning, late afternoon and well into the night. Average size of the snook has ranged from 2 to 20 pounds. Top water Heddon spooks worked in a walk the dog brings plenty of surface explosions, the snook are very aggressive on the flats. Snook season is closed and the snook are spawning so be very cautious when handling these beauties.


    Tarpon are active in the icw waters near canals and bays. Live mullet drifted near the bottom provide explosive action. DOA bait busters and DOA Terror Eyz in Pearl color, worked near the bottom work great as well, morning and late afternoon best time to target the tarpon.Outgoing tide provides best action as well look for rolling fish as clues to work baits. The beaches are full of tarpon the best bet isto get out there at sun rise and beat the traffic.


    Grass flats are holding a wide variety of fish at sunrise when waters are cool. Snook, trout, jacks, snapper, and lady fish are all present.Live shrimp, greenies and jigs under a popping cork, will get your rod bent. Artificial plugs like spoons and top water plugs are great search baits for anglers to use to locate schooling fish. DOA C.A.L.3” shad tail very effective for the snook and trout worked along the grassy bottom.


    Fresh water action for the peacock bass has anglers excited as explosive action continues. DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk baits in candy corn or pearl color provide aggressive strikes. Live shiners great for anglers looking for non stop rod bending action with the beautiful peacock bass. The peacock are being found on beds and along sea walls. Large mouth bass and Mayan cichlids also putting up a fight for anglers whether using fly live bait or artificial lures anglers can expect action.


    Wellthat is the fishing report for the past week, hope everybody enjoyed.Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    Despite the wild weather we have had here in south Florida the fishing is been quite good. A steady southeast wind during this time has pushed sargassum seaweed along with schools of mahi-mahi inshore, anywhere from 100 out to 300 feet. The schoolie mahi-mahi have been big, running 5-7 lbs., with some larger 10-20 lb. cows and bulls mixed in.


    Lady Pamela sharkfishing has also been great , as we have caught a few hammerhead sharks, some bull sharks, a thresher, and even a tiger shark.


    With June just a few days away, we expect to see some big gag, black and red groupers on the shipwrecks. Amberjacks and some cobia will likely be lurking near the surface above these wrecks. You never know.


    June is also prime daytime swordfishing, with plenty of daylight for extended trips. Yesterday we boated one 150 lb. fish and had 3 bites. Swordfish this time of year produces very good fish, anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds, off 3 to 4 bites per trip. Because we are fishing well offshore in 1200-1800 feet of water, mahi-mahi are often attracted to the boats during a drift, so we are always ready with a pitch bait.




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    Capt. David Ide
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    Despite the wild weather we have had here in south Florida the fishing is been quite good. A steady southeast wind during this time has pushed sargassum seaweed along with schools of mahi-mahi inshore, anywhere from 100 out to 300 feet. The schoolie mahi-mahi have been big, running 5-7 lbs., with some larger 10-20 lb. cows and bulls mixed in.


    Lady Pamela sharkfishing has also been great , as we have caught a few hammerhead sharks, some bull sharks, a thresher, and even a tiger shark.


    With June just a few days away, we expect to see some big gag, black and red groupers on the shipwrecks. Amberjacks and some cobia will likely be lurking near the surface above these wrecks. You never know.


    June is also prime daytime swordfishing, with plenty of daylight for extended trips. Yesterday we boated one 150 lb. fish and had 3 bites. Swordfish this time of year produces very good fish, anywhere from 100 to 300 pounds, off 3 to 4 bites per trip. Because we are fishing well offshore in 1200-1800 feet of water, mahi-mahi are often attracted to the boats during a drift, so we are always ready with a pitch bait.




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    Capt. David Ide
    Lady Pamela 2 Sport Fishing
    954-761-8045
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  7. #828
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    Snookseason closes June 1st and the monster fish are everywhereyou look. The docks, seawalls, flats and deep passes all are holdingfish. Top water heddon spooks during low light hours createsexplosive action for anglers, DOA 4' C.A.L. Jerk bait with 1/8 ouncejig head and live baits worked through out the day will keep the dragscreaming as well. The average size of the snook has been 2 to 25pounds.


    Tarponfishing is hot in the inlets and ICW, the beaches as well areproducing fish when seas allow. Live baits drifted with the tidecreates strikes, DOA C.A.L. 3' shad tail gold and glow with 1/8 ouncejig head great way to jump a silver king. Tides are the key todancing with the silver kings and be sure to have a good rod andreel, always bow to the king. Average size of the tarpon has been 5to 80 pounds.


    Warmweather has the peacock bass bit going off. The peacock are hangingalong seawalls, docks , drop offs, bridges and shorelines. Fastmoving lures like a DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk bait rigged weedless ingold and glow, or figi chix gets the strike. Top water plugs like aheedon spook jr entices great explosions well. Fly fishing is anothergreat way to battles these colorful beauties, small deceivers andminnow patterns work great.


    Thebest thing about fishing in south Florida there are so many speciesto target in our local waters especially exotic species. Mayancichlids, oscars, clown knife fish and many others are caught willroaming the freshwater water ways. These species are very active aswater temperatures rise and DOA lures, fly fishing and live baitswill get the rod bent.


    Wellthat is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed.Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 5616444371

  8. #827
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    May has been full of excitement foranglers though the winds have been moderate at times, causing roughconditions. This month should produce great fishing as long as theweather patterns hold true to the past.


    Snookaction is fantastic around docks, seawalls, and shorelines being themain targets. The snook are very active early morning and lateafternoon. Live baits and top water plugs work great along seawallsand flats. DOA C.A.L. 4” jerk baits in glow / gold rush bellygreat choice of color for working docks. The full moon coming thismonth will trigger the spawn for the snook. This is the time when thebig female fish gather in the local inlets, offering snook catcheswell into the double digit numbers but sizes from 15 to 30 pounds notuncommon.

    Tarponare starting to show in local inlets but the big pods of fish arestill migrating south from the Stuart area. The back bays still holdjuvenile fish, these fish are willing to take live baits and DOATerror Eyz in pearl black back and rootbeer color great choices towork on the bottom. Look for rolling fish as signs of life in thearea, be sure to get in front of the fish and avoid spooking them.


    Thegrass flats and channels will offer great cation for snook, trout,reds and snapper. Liev baist great choice to get the bite but jigsand jerk baist aslo will put a bend in your rod. Look for fastmoving water to locate fish and clean water is key as well.


    Thepeacock bass action great along bridges shorelines and docks. Flyfishing is my favorite but many like to use live shiner and shad forexplosive action. The peacock bass are very active as the sun warmsthe waters. Clown knife fish are another exotic species for angler ttango with they are fun and pull hard on light tackle.


    Wellthat is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed.Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    Mayhas arrived and the inshore fishing will produce great catches foranglers. The baits schools start to show and seas begin to calm, getyour ready its time for some rod bending action.


    Snookaction is fantastic around, docks, seawalls, and shorelines. Thesnook are very active early morning and late afternoon. Live baitslike thredfins, mullet and pinfish free lined with a circle hooktrigger strikes, corks may be used when working deeper holes thiskeeps the bait near surface creating disturbance for predator fish tokey in on. Top water heddon super spooks excellent choice for workingseawalls and shallow flats , chartreuse head and bone back has beenthe best color as of late. Dock fishing nothing beats a DOA C.A.L. 3inch shad holographic or glow holographic on a ¼ jig head. The glassminnow pods have been thick so mimic the bait schools and game on.Fly fishing deceivers in white or olive and white belly great choicefor working the back waters, docks and seawalls, lighter the tippetthe more strikes. The full moon coming this month will trigger thespawn for the snook. This is the time when the big female fish gatherin the local inlets, offering snook catches reaching double digitnumbers.

    Tarponare starting to show in local inlets but the big pods of fish arestill migrating south from the Stuart area. The back bays still holdjuvenile fish, these fish are willing to take small mullet, greeniesand pinfish. DOA C.A.L. 4 inch jerk baits holographic and glowholographic on a ¼ ounce jig head get the tarpons attention. Lookfor rolling fish as signs of life in the area, be sure to get infront of the fish and avoid spooking them, stealth is the key.


    Thegrass flats are holding big schools of glass minnows and the trout,snook, jacks,bluefish and many others are wrecking havoc on thesebaits. DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad in holographic or pearl rigged weedlessgreat tactic for getting strikes, fly anglers small deceivers andpopper flies in white or gummy minnows perfect flies for getting therod bent.


    Freshwaterside the peacock bass continue to provide explosive action for topwater lure and flies. From sun up to sundown the action isconsistent. Angler looking to produce big numbers, live shiners willprovoke steady action. Artificial enthusiasts DOA C.A.L 3 inch shad in candy corn rigged weedless or with a chugger head is deadly baitfor peacock and large mouth bass as well. The large mouth bass arevery aggressive along the edges of channels and along sea walls.Early morning and evening anglers top water heddon spook jr in babybass or okee shad excellent colors for consistent hook ups.


    Wellthat is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed.Remember you cant catch them from the couch, so get out there and gethooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski,PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371

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    Red tide has been lurking around our area for weeks now, but had not impacted fishing until this week--Fishing offshore is still great, when seas are calm enough. But bay fishing right now is pretty much off the table until this red tide dissipates.

    We have been in a windy pattern for a good while around here, but seas were only supposed to be two-to-three feet on Thursday, 4/12, when I headed offshore with frequent fishers, Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and Richard Arnett. The actual seas were three to four and a half feet most of the day, though it calmed down nicely in the late afternoon. The guys used cut bait and squid in spots ranging from 12 miles to 22 miles west of New Pass to catch sixteen lane snapper, including six keepers, along with a mess of grunts. They released a dozen red grouper shorts to 19 inches, along with a 13-inch triggerfish. The highlight of the day was when a 10-foot tiger shark bit on a blue runner, and ran Eddie around the boat to the point of exhaustion, before finally breaking the line!

    Saturday morning, 4/14, seas were still choppy, so a near-shore trip sounded best for Ted and Marla Bachrach and their young daughter Kate, along with Jeff High and his young son, Sebastian. We fished about 12 miles west of New Pass, using cut-bait and squid. The group loaded up on grunts, boxing eighteen of those to 12 inches. Marla was lucky enough to catch a nice, 18-inch flounder to add to the box. The group released a few squirrelfish. They also got to see a tiger shark, estimated at about eight feet long—It bit a small grouper that was being reeled in, but light tackle was no match for that big boy! We tried hooking a blue runner on a heavy pole, but the tiger shark showed no interest in that, choosing to attack the small grouper we were reeling up instead. He finally broke the line and headed out. The kids also got to see some leaping dolphin, so they were happy with the fishing and the sightseeing. The photo shown below is of Marla Bachrach with the 18-inch flounder she caught.

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    Seas finally calmed sown after a few days of small craft advisories and cancelled trips, and I fished in spots 22 to 24 miles west of New Pass on Wednesday, 4/18, with Brad Cornell and Tony Stincon. The lane snapper bite was on, and the guys used squid and cut-bait to catch 40-some keeper-sized lanes, but released about ten of those, since they had no need for that many fish. They also released twenty-two red grouper shorts to 18 inches, a 20-inch gag grouper, and one true black grouper. They also battled and released a 40-inch blacknose shark.

    The lane snapper were still biting well on Thursday, 4/19, when I fished 22 miles west of New Pass with John Abernathy and his son, Ryan. They boxed two dozen lanes to 14 inches, which bit on squid and cut-bait. They released several red grouper shorts and blue runners.

    On Friday, 4/21, John and Ryan Abernathy brought Ryan’s sister, Becky along to fish a catch-and-release trip in the backwaters of southern Estero Bay. The tide was going out all morning, and there was a good bit of red tide in the Wiggins Pass area. The family used live shrimp to catch and release two crevalle jacks, each about 3 pounds, along with a black drum and three sheepshead.

    After a few days off the water, as busy season winds down, I fished offshore 22 miles from New Pass on Tuesday, 4/24, with Roy Mittman and Scott Fritz. Using squid and cut-bait, the guys boxed nineteen keeper lane snapper to 16 inches, and released fifteen red grouper shorts.

    Ron Musick, Eddie Alfonso, and friends Michael, Lou, and Lou’s dad, Bill, fished 35 miles west of New Pass with me on a nice, calm day, Thursday, 4/26. The guys caught a cooler full of snapper, using squid for bait. They boxed forty+ lane snapper keepers, fifteen vermilion snapper keepers, five yellowtail snapper keepers that were all around 13 inches, and one 13-inch mangrove snapper keeper. They added a half dozen nice- sized grunts to the box, all around 14 inches. They also released thirty-some red grouper shorts, and Eddie battled and released an 8-foot sandbar shark.

    The photo shown is of Larry Pflederer with a 17-inch sheepshead, caught on shrimp in Estero Bay on a recent inshore Fishbuster Charter.
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