Saturday, February 27, 2010

Timing Is Everything

We got the morning trip in before all the wind came howling through. Had lots of action and a great time! We left Ocean Reef Club in a 10-knot breeze, caught a boatload of Snappers and Jacks. Saw some huge Snook and made our way back with the wind blowing a steady 25-knots! Life is good.

Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Friday, February 26, 2010

Not A Cloud In The Sky

It was forty six degrees when I left the dock this morning, but there was not a cloud in the sky! It was easy to get our spirits up in all that sunshine! It was a bit breezy at the start so we headed for the creeks. We fished mainly for Snook, Jacks and Snappers. The wind diminished as the day progressed and it was slick as we came home. Early trip tomorrow, I wish I had brought some long johns with me from up north.

Tight Lines, Capt. Dave

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Day At The Dock

This is turning out to be the winter from Hell!! Never have I had to cancel so many trips this time of year. I thought the economy was bad for business last year. This year the weather is worse!!! I know if I take a deep breath, close my eyes when I reopen them it will be warm and sunny and tailing fish will be everywhere!

Tight Lines, Capt. Dave

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rainy Day

Today was a rainy one in Key Largo. No fishing for me. Spent most of the day catching up on paper work and all the stuff I like to postpone. There is a cold front coming through tonight. Chilly day tomorrow!! Bonefish should run the shoreline.

Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What A Day

Today was spectacular! No wind and a warm temperature! I fished with a nice young man from North Carolina. We a had a wonderful time. We saw lots of wildlife. Half a dozen Manatees, a Crocodile, and lots of Wood Storks!

We were fishing for Snook and Tarpon. Saw some very large Snook but they would not bite.
We caught lots of Jacks, Ladyfish, Snappers and Mackerel.

Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Monday, February 22, 2010

Rainy Day Monday

Chased Snook all afternoon yesterday, then I got the call for a Tarpon mission last night. Thought I was in heaven for a while!! I awoke this morning to pouring rain! Lost my trip for today. This winter just won't let me catch a break two days in a row!

Supposed to be 80 tomorrow so I am going to work the phones and try to book a trip. Come on spring break!!!

Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

It was a glorious day to be fishing. The sun was out and temperatures were back to normal! I fished with a nice couple from Shreveport Louisiana. The water was gin clear and we had no problem finding fish! We had great shot a cruising Bonefish, but it had been four years since either one had used a fly rod. Cast were close but no cigar! We also found a bunch of laid up Snook in Card Sound. They are just about back to full speed and we will show no mercy tomorrow.

Tight Lines, Capt. Dave

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ice Station Zebra

This afternoon was very chilly out on the water! We didn't even try for Bonefish. I went straight for the creeks. We caught lots of Snappers, Ladyfish, Jacks, and Porgies. The good news is tomorrow it is going to start warming up!! 80-degrees by Monday. I can't wait! I have a couple of openings next week if you would like to get out on the water.

Tight Lines, Capt. Dave

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Life IS Good

Fished with the Maltese family from New York City this morning. The main goal was to have Dillon, who is two years old, catch some fish. He came though like a champ! Not only was he a great angler, he did a good job manning the bait well! He made sure we all had shrimp when they were needed. What a wonderful family outing.

This afternoon I fished with Fred Pape and Terry Newell from Ocean Reef Club. Were were fly fishing looking for Bonefish. We Had several shots at fish but did not connect! There was abundant life on the flats! Sharks, Rays and Boxfish. It is great to see all the players returning to the flats after our awful cold snap! All will be normal soon!!!

Tight lines, Capt. Dave

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Day On The Water

I was fishing this morning with Tim Rupli, his friend Brad Kline and Tim's son Tim. It was a cool but sunny day on the water. We were fishing for Tarpon and Snook with live bait. Sorry to say we did not hookup. We had a great time, telling fishing and hunting tales and soaking up the sun. Better luck tomorrow!!
Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cool Fishing

I fished Sunday with Tim Rupli and his sons. I was really cold but the the boys hung tough and we ended up having a great day! They caught enough Snappers for dinner, also caught a Snook and jumped a dandy Tarpon.

Yesterday Don Asher and I headed out to the flats several miles offshore. We saw some Permit and Bonefish, but didn't hookup. Than we filled the box with dinner type fish and called it a day!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Roller coaster ride.

Since my last post both the weather and the fishing have been a roller coaster ride! In my over forty years of guiding I have never had so many highs and lows in such a short time span. One day will be in the forties in the morning and two days later it will be seventy five. One day we catch ten Snook and there is no need to mention the next!!!

While fishing my friend Cecil from Ohio we landed ten Snook and a big Black Drum! A couple days later fishing with Fred Pape and Gail Guyton Fred caught a nice Permit. Yesterday we caught two beautiful Bonefish. I hope things start to calm down and regain some normalcy.

Tight Lines Capt. Dave