Gov. Crist has authorized FREE saltwater fishing Memorial Day weekend

May 29, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist has authorized FREE saltwater fishing this Memorial Day weekend. He wants Floridians and visitors to see firsthand that our beaches are clean and the fish are biting. It’s simple – residents and non-residents can recreationally saltwater fish on May 29, 30, and 31 without a saltwater fishing license. All other normal recreational saltwater fishing rules, seasons, bag and size limits apply. I share the Governor’s concern about people canceling fishing trips due to misperceptions about the oil spill. In fact, oil from the spill remains far away from Florida’s coast and all state waters are open for […]

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THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

May 25, 2010

Saturday, 5/22, we ran about 10 miles out to fish for Cobia around the outer markers of the barge canal. While waiting for the tide to slow, we rigged up for bottom fishing just to kill a little time. Within about 45 minutes we had caught several small Grouper, a couple nice Spanish Mackerel, and almost limited out on Spotted Sea Trout. As the tide slowed, we rigged up for the Cobia. I use pinfish on a 6/0 octopus hook with about 4 feet of 100 lb. Florocarbon Leader. It didn’t take long before we were hooked up. We landed […]

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Fishing Florida’s Little St. Marys River Is Working For A Living

May 25, 2010

The Red Bellies are bedding and I was needing something to do on a Sunday afternoon so I decide to go fishing on the Little St. Marys like I did years ago, 33 plus years ago. The Little St. Marys for those of you that don’t know as a tributary to the Big St. Marys that separates Georgia and Florida in the North East part of Florida. Her water is colder and she is narrower than the big St. Marys and almost the whole river is covered with a canopy of river birch, oaks, willows, cypress, sweet gum, bay trees […]

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A Yankeetown “GIT-ER-DUN”

May 24, 2010

Let me lead off by expressing my sorrow and regret to the people of Lousiana who have been effected by the oil spill. Our prayers are with you. There’s no telling how many folks have been ruined by this man made disaster, and I fear the worst of it is yet to come. On a brighter note, the fishing off the Citrus/Levy County Coasts has been very good lately. Four days ago on 5/20, we ran out about 30 miles and caught our limit of Gag Grouper in short order. They ranged from 10-20 lbs.. On the return trip we pulled up […]

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This Last Week Has Been Great!

May 19, 2010

This last week has been great! Trout and Reds have showed up to play big time. We had Trout limits 3 of 4 days. The 4th day we could have if we would have stopped catching and releasing Reds up to 29″s. To top off those trips, 2 of the 4 days we had our over 20″ limit of Trout. Our best day, we brought 60lbs to the dock, Trout and Reds only. Offshore has been good for all, Grouper, Snapper(no keep til 6/1), Kings, Cobia. We continue to hope and pray to be spared oil impact, and today, all […]

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