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Offshore Venice La

I was fortunate ample to get good climate to go fishing some previous week. I cant bear in mind all my groups names but the fishing was extremely sturdy. I started out on friday with a hot spot that was no for a longer time sizzling. We labored all around and picked up some blackfin on the troll ahead of we doubled up on wahoo and obtained one particular. No more bites at that spot so we moved inside a minor little bit and jigged up a limit of amberjack on my new talica 16 which is an awesome jigging reel. We picked up one more wahoo at the subsequent spot prior to we created it over to our sweet spot. We snagged a triple header on wahoo and made it out with two of them and picked up a 50 percent dozen jumbo blackfins on the troll.

I went back out sat with the hopes of locating some fish but it was like a light change and each and every wherever I went was lifeless and we ended up with a grand total of 4 blackfin for the day. No wahoo bites whatsoever.

Took off a day for climate then went again out Monday with Judy and her husband. We picked up one particular blackfin at our initial end but that was it. Strike a couple of much more rigs with no luck just before we created it over to the ole lump. Very first pass on the rig yielded a 91 pound wahoo in the box. Up coming pass was an amberjack. Immediately after that we got a few blackfin and one particular a lot more wahoo before the bite stopped. We went about and commenced chunking and quickly started out obtaining blackfin in the slick. We popped a number of of individuals in the boat quickly along with two little yellowfin prior to the sharks acquired also negative.

Tuesday I had my very good buddy Paul and his neighbor on the boat with me. The wahoo bite was definitly on as we place 5 in the boat rapidly which includes a totally productive triple header. We experimented with the lump once more with no adore just before I headed south searching for tuna. Very first pass by the rig we doubled up on thirty pound yf on the troll. Right after that we got one much more on the troll just before they moved a small deeper. I Began chunking and we caught two much more that way on seven/ hooks and sixty pound frenzy flouro leader. Proper before we left they started popping and Paul landed two on frenzy poppers. Made 1 far more stop at the very first rig on the way in and obtained a bonus 70 pound wahoo to finish the day.

Wed was a day off prior to we acquired back again out to hit thursday. I had a team in from georgia that wished some huge fish and they obtained it. We jigged up a few blackfin early ahead of we obtained to perform on the ajs and put our limit of ajs in the boat with are living hardtails. Initial time in a while Ive struggled to jig up my ajs.

We headed out to make some tuna drifts and it was slow to start just before Josh Howard began selecting absent at blackfins and advised me to arrive above by him. We all picked at the blackfins ahead of a number of yf showed up. We had a screaming hit on a 50 and I realized it was a yf. All the guys ended up tuckered out so halfway by way of the battle they put me on it and I hammered down on the fish and place a 132 in the boat.

I had Michael Pittman run a private boat for me and he had a stellar day as nicely as he ended up with about three great yf and a mako.

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Had the Insufishent Cash crew down to FL to head down to the Miami boat demonstrate and we also obtained a likelihood to head about to Blue Marlin Cove in the Bahamas on Sat. and Sunlight. for some fishing. Saturday we headed more than and fished the Memory Rock location and had a good bite of Grouper and snapper as we equally anchored up and drift fished. Although fishing on the Reef we tried out a new Daiichi 2557-3/ Hook which was lethal on the Yellowtail Snappers and Triggers. The reef and drift fishing was ended early by the ridiculous sum of Barracudas we encountered. I believe we lost someplace in the array of 75 jigs amongst 8 guys. We ended the day with trolling for grouper with Yo-Zuri Hydro magnum Deep Divers in the 35 to forty five Depth range and got a bunch of fish but nothing at all to write residence about. On the experience back again to Blue Marlin we blew a hub on the center motor which we ended up fixing prior to heading back again over. Sunday morning we had been greeted with thirty knot winds and 6 to 8 foot seas and the Lower at Blue Marlin Cove looked like we were leaving off the beach front through breaking Surf. The Venture handled it wonderfully and we ended up again in underneath three hours. There some fantastic composition-scan shots in there as properly…… Movie to come
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2012 NJ Fluke Options

Well listed here is what has been narrowed down. I listen to we require to enhance our harvest by 40% I Believe.

one. 8 18inch fish Might 7 until eventually Sept twenty five

three. 8 18inch fish May possibly 5 until finally Oct 21
four. 8 18inch fish April 21 until finally Oct 8
eight. five 17.5inch fish Could 5 until eventually Sept 23
nine. 5 17.5inch fish Could 5 till Sept 28
19.1/7 17.five/18inch fish Might 26 till Sept 23.

March 1st in Toms River the final determination will be made.

As a previous tackle shop proprietor, I constantly appear for the longest year attainable. Would really like to see a slot limit as most fish 18inches and above are breeding females. Shocked although five many years back the fishery was on the verge of collapse (in accordance to NOAA) now we require to increase the Harvest.

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Panama Fishing 1942

I put in the saturday and sunday at my Cousin Aprils with the household this previous saturday and sunday

I posted about some of our adventure listed here:…h-1812305.html

Our Grandfather’s are brothers that married sisters so we spent a whole lot of time jointly expanding up and we even now try and see every other on a normal foundation. April’s Grand father Sam (Uncle Sam to me) handed absent a few a long time in the past and april has been cleaning and keeping on to things from the previous. So while we were in city, she had gone by means of boxes of pictures of the family’s about the several years to see if we wanted any. So she arrived throughout an previous album and showed me it and I observed it and immediately thought it would be cool to reveal some of these pic’s with you all here.

My uncle Sam was an Outdoorsman by way of and via, Hunter, Trapper, and Fishermen. Most of his exploits have been in the swamps, fields, river and bays in his beloved Maryland.
Duty to his place took him from this land as a youthful lad and stationed him in Panama in 1942 these photographs had been taken of many fishing trips him and his buddies had even though there.

Sadly most of his generation are gone, but without having them who knows what our planet would be like right now.
I hope you all appreciate
Many thanks.

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Grand Isle, LA

If there is anybody hunting to pitch in for fuel/ice and many others to fish in Grand Isle Louisiana or has any earlier encounter there must allow me know. Bringing our 36 Contender there March 1st by means of March 11th. Just send out me a concept on right here or e-mail me at and permit me know when you would want to go. Likely to be really going for tuna/wahoo.

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Support Free and open Beaches on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks fishing economy has been under assault, seems as this is a way to combat again to keep the beach locations open and available.…m=friends_wall

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Fishing cancun

Do any of yall reccomend any charters or fly fishing guides in cancun. The costs i have noticed online were $ 330-$ 550 for a four to eight hr excursion offshore and $ 250-$ 375 for a flyfishing guidebook. Is this reasonable? Do yall reccomend anybody for both of the two for around the very same cost? I will be there in the center of september for a week.


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Has anyone been arrested in conjunction with this poaching seizure?

Well it was just about a yr that this story broke, has any person ever been arrested in regards to this circumstance? The previous I observed the excellent aged boy network was protecting its own and no a single was talking to the authorities.

February 03, 2011
3 Tons of Striped Bass Hauled In Throughout Maryland Poaching Bust

–Dave Maccar
Normal Resource Police officers uncovered a key fish poaching ring and about three tons of illegally caught striped bass along with it. The operation integrated a string of nets the officers learned working for about 900 yards and anchored off the southern tip of Kent Island, Maryland. The fish ended up in the nets when they were discovered.
The haul was so massive, a single of the largest seizures in All-natural Source Police background, that a 73-foot icebreaker had to be named in to support get them out of the water. Unfortunately, the poachers weren’t part of the haul and are nevertheless at significant.
If they are caught, the poachers could confront numerous criminal costs, this sort of as environment nets out of season and possessing illegal nets, and, based on the actual charges and whether or not the poachers have priors, they could encounter hundreds of bucks in fines and feasible jail time.
From this story on
…The very first operation began on Monday, as officers on regimen patrol dragged grappling hooks by way of the water, looking for illegal nets, Windemuth said. The drift gill internet period for rockfish had closed in mid-January, but was owing to reopen yesterday. Officers sometimes find nets set out by watermen improperly or way too early.

…Using the grappling hooks, the officers found the nets at about 2 p.m. on Monday. Gill nets hang vertically in the drinking water, so fish swimming by are trapped in the openings. In Maryland, only drift gill nets — which aren’t anchored and can drift in the water — are authorized. They must be marked with floats on the surface and the watermen need to be in the area. These nets underneath the surface area weren’t marked and there had been no watermen about, Windemuth said.
These nets under the surface area weren’t marked and there ended up no watermen about, Windemuth mentioned.
The NRP officers — Cpl. Roy Rafter, Officer Greg Harris and Officer Drew Wilson — made a decision to lie in wait, to see if they could spot the poacher or poachers in action. “It was chilly, sleeting, snowing, raining and all that, and we had these officers out in the middle of the bay,†Windemuth mentioned.
The cops stayed out all night time, but the poachers by no means showed.
So by 7 a.m. yesterday, the officers made a decision not to let the illegal nets remain in the water any longer, so as to decrease the range of fish and other critters caught in the net. “While this internet is in the h2o, it’s continuously catching fish, snaring ducks and geese and whatsoever may well swim through it,†Windemuth explained.
When the officers began to haul in the nets, they weren’t quite confident what they were dealing with.
By mid-morning, however, they had hundreds of ft of net and basically a ton of fish weighing down their patrol boat. That’s when they named in the Widener.
The Widener wound up hauling up about another two tons of fish.
The fish and 900 yards of nets had been taken to the Section of All-natural Resources facility at Matapeake on Kent Island, in which cops and biologists expended most of yesterday chopping the fish totally free and assessing the scope of the bust.
All advised, they counted 529 fish weighing five,721 lbs, Windemuth mentioned. Some fish will be set aside for scientific analysis. Undersized and oversized fish will be donated to foodstuff pantries and shelters.
Fish that are legitimate dimension will be offered at market place, with the proceeds set aside until finally the summary of the case. It’s feasible the funds could keep with the Department of Organic
Resources to be utilised in efforts to help the rockfish populace.
The nets snared almost all rockfish, also called striped bass. There have been some mud shad and at least a single duck.
Windemuth said watermen at present are getting about $ two.fifty per pound for rockfish, so the price of the poached fish could be close to $ 15,000. The nets are really worth about $ two,000, Windemuth mentioned.

And, as common, truthful business fishermen will suffer for the poachers’ actions…
…In addition, other watermen will undergo. The 3 tons of fish will count from the statewide quota of rockfish that can be caught by commercial watermen, Windemuth mentioned. This discovery of poaching functions will come not prolonged following a multistate investigation of ongoing rockfish poaching in the Chesapeake Bay wrapped up.
That multiagency investigation went on for many years in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and nabbed about two dozen watermen, sellers and companies that have been accused of manipulating the state’s fish-tagging method to catch a lot more fish.

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Canyon Runner “Epic” Bluefin Jiggin/Popping – Join us!!

What had been an untapped fishery for us in the previous busted broad open in 2010 with four weeks of flat out the best tuna fishing we at any time did and it obtained even greater in 2011.

From the first week in March to the previous week in April the Canyon Runner crew ran out of Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC blue waters of the Gulf Stream and caught no less than an average of 10-fifteen bluefin for each journey in the a hundred-300 pound class.

Not only that – most ended up caught on relatively mild jigging and popping tackle.

Not only that – we also nailed dozens of true large bluefin tuna from 350-600+ pounds.

Capt Mark DeBlasio and crew named it with out query the best fishing we’ve actually done! And people fully in the know have previously re-booked and we have only a couple spots left.

As this kind of I wished to get this out now as we commence daily on March 2 and I doubt we will have even a single spot letbefore all the dates are gone.

Trips on our 48′ Canyon Runner are $ 1,799 for the entire boat and as low as $ 350/spot on Open Boat trips Mon-Thurs. The Canyon Runner Crew will also be jogging trips on our sistership Assualt Weapon – journeys there are $ 1950 and $ 399/man or woman. We utilised her all of April previous yr for overflow trips and will be runnign her solely this calendar year.

Right here are all the remaining dates – not significantly so remember to lock one thing down by emailing me at or calling me at 732-272-4445

48 Viking – Full Boat
March 15
April 8-10, twelve, thirteen

48 Viking – Open Boat
March 6 – (1 Spot)
March thirteen – (1 Spot)
March 14 – (two Spots)
March 21 – (three Spots)
March 29 – (4 Spots)
March thirty – (1 Spot)

54 Custom – Complete Boat
March 7, thirteen
April 4, five ,6, eight-thirteen

54 Customized – Open Boat
March eight – (4 Spots)
March nine – (two Spots)

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Redondo Beach firefighter allegedly sold catch from fishing trip illegally

Redondo Beach front firefighter allegedly sold catch from fishing excursion illegally
By Larry Altman Employees Writer
Posted: 02/14/2012 05:38:54 PM PST
Up to date: 02/14/2012 06:21:26 PM PST

A Redondo Beach front fire captain who caught more than 800 pounds of tuna on a current sportfishing trip off San Diego is beneath investigation for allegedly marketing some of it from the back of his truck, authorities said Tuesday.

Capt. Scott Harper may have violated state laws that prohibit activity fishermen from offering their catches.

&quotAnything you catch is for personal use or to give it away to pals or family, but you can in no way sell,&quot mentioned Andrew Hughan, a spokesman for the condition Fish and Game section.

Hughan declined to discuss the scenario that was opened final week in San Diego.

&quotThe Department of Fish and Match has an ongoing investigation into this incident and we cannot comment more until eventually the investigation is full,&quot Hughan explained.

Harper could not be achieved for remark. He could perhaps experience a misdemeanor that could consequence in an $ eight,000 good, officials explained.

Redondo Seashore Fire Chief Dan Madrigal mentioned Fish and Recreation authorities notified him of the scenario on Monday.

Madrigal said he would open his very own investigation. Fish and Game authorities had not supplied him any information about the situation, which occurred while Harper was off-duty.

&quotI have been contacted and they are searching into this allegation at this time,&quot Madrigal stated. &quotI’m not mindful of expenses towards any of my staff. I am unaware of any monetary transaction that occurred.&quot

Harper was the &quotstar of the trip&quot aboard the Red
Rooster III, which docked at H&ampM Landing in San Diego Feb. three following a fifteen-day Bluefin Jim and Pelagic charter, according to the site,

The journey produced eighteen tuna weighing more than two hundred kilos and about 100 wahoo.

Harper, the internet site said, caught the most significant fish, &quota 293.6-pounder, on a double squid bait on Mustad 20/ circle hooks beneath the kite with the boat’s kite rig.&quot

&quotMy very best fish prior to this trip was a 160-pounder,&quot the website quoted Harper as declaring. &quotI obtained him in fifteen minutes on that rig.&quot

Harper also caught two tunas weighing 270 and 252 pounds, the website mentioned.

Madrigal called Harper a &quotvery excellent employee, very supportive of the career and the city’s Fire Department’s policies and techniques.&quot

Also on the trip was Division Chief Paul Lepore, who caught a 204-pound tuna, the internet site explained. A 3rd firefighter also was on the excursion.

The Red Rooster III, a 105-foot sportfishing yacht, operates journeys from Lee Palm Sportfishers in San Diego into Mexican waters.

People who fish in Mexican waters must have Mexican fishing licenses. Mexican regulation also makes it unlawful to receive financial acquire from fish caught while sportfishing.

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