Fishing is back scorching hot!!! It must be springtime!!!. Schools of snook are coming in from offshore. Tarpon are in the rivers and beaches. Redfish are on the bars. Did I mention the Permit … they're thick and most are in the 15 - 22 pound range!!
Terry Phillips of Smoketown, P.A. flew in to Everglades City. Even though the weather did not cooperate, they were able to bring back some snook, redfish and trout to their friends up north.
Jack and Tammi Lee, of Cape Coral, Florida had a good day this last week boat snook, trout and Permit. The action was very hot with the permit. The fish were big. Both anglers requested that we take break so they could rest. These permit are true tackle-testers. However, Jack and Tammi were not out of the game for long!
James Card of Winter Haven, Florida fished three days over last weekend. Focusing on permit for two of the days, he boated over a dozen fish ... all over 15 lbs. A few snook were also mixed into catch. We took a deep backcountry trip one day when a third angler was on board. Unfortunately, nothing but small "sandwich" size snook were found. It was, however, an eye-opening experience for both angles to see and fish that terrain. Even though he was complaining about the rod bruise in his stomach from the permit, James did jump a dinosaur about 125 lbs later that the evening. I believe he now understands my passion for the Silver King! Right James??!!
Since the last writing, Chokoloskee Charters has hosted two different fishing/camping trips. Both were great successes. Supported by the Mothership (a 30 foot screen enclosed pontoon boat) for gear, food, drink and cooking, all twelve people had a blast!! The fishing highlight had to be the four large tarpon jumped by Bruce Hitchcock and Jim Webster of Broward County. HOWEVER, the food topped everything. As an example, on the first adventure ... Friday night we served Capt. Chucky burgers that are venison stuffed garlic and onions; Saturday's breakfast consisted of banana pancakes, bacon and eggs with mimosas; Lunch was blackened snook and shark on the grill; Saturday night we cooked a Low Country (Cajun) Boil with shrimp, crabs, sausage, whole garlic, onions, and potatoes served with cold beer, pull bread and a key-lime cake for desert! Sunday we had to repeat the breakfast but finished the evening with steak and lobster on the grill. I think you get the idea!!!! For those that have not tried this trip yet, it can be a life-changing experience!!!
Fishing is only getting better!!! Come see us!!!
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