Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September is a great time to come to Florida & avoid the long lines!!!

This is a great time of the year to sneak down and get in some great fishing & diving if you can. The water temps are still in the high 80's, vis last Sunday was about 50ft. and did some spearfishing with yields of snapper, grouper, hogfish and if you can get out a little further a monster amberjack will always be a great catch for the dinner table. This is also a great time to get some beautiful pictures of the awesome soft corals, with excellent colors and such a vast array of marine life. There is no need to travel abroad when we have it all.

The fishing has also been what i would say to be one of the best summers considering the cold winter kill of fish and all the talk about the OIL, which never showed up thank God. We have been landing goliath Groupers upwards of 500lbs on a regular basis. Note our last face book postings courtesy of one of our regulars "Paul B." which helped land a goliath upwards of 300lbs., a Bull shark 10-12ft long that must of went close to 500lbs and many other species that made a great fish fry that night. Clients like Paul know the trick, they call before they come down & let the Capt. pick the best time of the day to go out based on tides as well as getting out the early part of the stay incase of weather then we always have a few days to work with.

My suggestion is to check our calendar and see what upcoming dive trips we are putting together and once in a while we will have spots open for split fishing trips which we will have open Sept. 7-10 if any of you would like to split the cost call us up so we can let the other fishermen know and set a date.

Remember another thing, some guides will try and sell you on these all day trips that take 2-3hours of run time out 30-40 miles then you only fish 2-3 hrs and another 2-3 hours drive back. Its not how far you go, ITS WHERE you go and fish the tides. We catch just as much fish in a 4hr trip than most do all day which when you think about it, our 4hr trip fishes 3 hrs average and our 6hr trip you fish 5 hours average. So when you are comparing apples to oranges remember what you are paying for, the bigger boat, the extra fuel, and maybe some air conditioning. If you are like most my clients, they rather take a 15-25 minute boat ride @ 30MPH and get to fish a lot more. I think the pics speak for itself, we go catching...not fishing....

One more thing, not to knock going out 30 plus miles. There are advantages and a few species you normally won't catch in closer like Amberjack and tons of "silver snapper" better known as grunts.. By the way that's what we use for bait which allot of the big boats send you home for dinner. But if you are interested in BIG Sharks, Barracudas, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Permit and many more than I can list then there is no need to run so far. Spend the time fishing unless you like the boat ride.

Well I hope to see many of you here this month, normally this is a bad time for the fishing industry because people think its to hot and or the kids are in school, but its a great way to help boost our economy when you great fisherman & divers decide to come down for a quick visit you will never forget.
See you soon, Time to hit the hay and run 2 trips tomorrow.

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