Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Back On The Flats

It has been a couple of weeks since my return to Ocean Reef Club, its great to be back on the Flats again! Hurricane Sandy has had some impact on the fishing sine my return. The tides have been high and higher! With all the water it has been a little hard to sight fish for bones. We have made up for it by catching redfish and snook.

The best fish so far is a 10-pound red caught by Jessica Welch from Cleveland. On my last mission we caught 5 nice snook on fly. Water levels are returning to normal so I will start to target bones now

Tight lines Capt. Dave

Friday, September 21, 2012

Can't be Fall!

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of Fall! It seems like yesterday I was returning to the AuSable from the Keys. It has been a beautiful summer, a bit hot for my taste at times. In the beginning the fishing was outstanding but along with the heat and bright sun fishing got a bit more challenging. The fishing was always great but the catching suffered. With the cool weather the last couple of weeks the fishing has improved. I had a wonderful time with all my clients who came to see me  on the AuSable this summer, but as with all good things it is coming to an end. I will be open for business as usual on November 1st at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. I look forward to seeing you all there and having a great time on the water!

Tight Lines,
Capt. Dave                   

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Back on the AuSable!

I finished up in the Keys with a bang! On one of my last days, on two half day trips we landed two redfish a sheephead a black drum, four tarpon and a twenty five pound permit! That was one exciting day with some very happy clients. Bonefishing also picked up at the end, so I left on a good note. It was a very uneventful ride back to Michigan. I was very glad to see the old AuSable again! And since my return fishing has been outstanding, lots of fly's and rising trout everywhere. If you are interested in a float trip just give me a ring I am willing and available for service. Tight lines, Capt Dave

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Comes In and Goes Out Like a Lion

The last month has been one of the toughest of my fishing career! We have had constant wind and fishing has been challenging.
Thank God I have been fishing with lots of families and the targets have not been world records. We have had lots of jacks, snappers and groupers on hand for lots of action. There has also been a few tarpon and bonefish to keep the hardcore happy.

We are now heading into the serious portion of my season so I am keeping my fingers crossed for more target species. Last week I was fishing with a group of Orvis executives and lodge owners and had some great shots at huge tarpon! We could not talk them into eating a fly though. We also on one trip had fly's in front of a slam, same luck! We still had some great fun and comradery.

I will be here until mid may so if you are interested in Tarpon, Permit or Bonefish give me a call.

Tight Lines, Capt. Dave

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Winter Break

I had a blast last week fishing with all the families down getting some sun on their Mid Winter Break. It is a blast watching all the children grow up and catching up on what is going on in their lives. We had great weather and were able to catch lots of fish.

Most of the time was spent keeping kids busy, but yesterday we caught the first Permit of the new year! Things are really starting to book up so if you are coming for Spring Break you should book your trip soon!

Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Finally Some Cool Weather

Well we have finally got some cool weather here in South Florida. We had one morning in the forties and some daytime highs in the sixties! It was not much, but it felt good. The water temperature did go from the seventies to mid sixties. That was enough to send some fish off to deeper water.

Not much has changed on the fishing front. For clients wanting lots of action we target trout, black drum, redfish and snappers. For the more serious angler tarpon, bonefish and snook are the targets.

With the holiday weekend coming up and March just around the corner I am starting to fill up, but if you would like to get out on a mission just give me a call and I should still be able to fit you in!

Tight Lines, Capt. Dave

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dead Of Winter

We are struggling through the dead of winter here in the Florida Keys. Lows have been in the upper 60's and high's around 80. Life is rough, but some buddy has to do it! It has been weird fishing as we are usually looking for warm water this time of year. Water is warm everywhere so fish are not in specific areas. We have to burn a bit more gas to find where they are on any given day, but that is what makes it fun!

Still doing a lot of Bay fishing for trout, red's and black drum. It is more of a sure thing for anglers who are more interested in catching. For the more sporting clients bonefish have been around in good numbers and channels have resident tarpon, but it requires more patience.

If you are going to be in the area I would love to get you on the water. Fishing is only going to get better and better.

Tight Lines Capt. Dave

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Back On The Job

I had a great Christmas Holiday with my family back in Michigan, but like all good things it must come to an end. I am once again back on the job in Key Largo and ready for action!

Since my return I have focused most of my time in the Bay fishing for trout, redfish, jacks and tarpon. I had a blast catching up with many clients I have not seen for a while and watching their families grow up. We spent a lot of time making sure the kids had fun catching lots of fish!

Now it is time to spend a little more time working on target species, tarpon, redfish, bonefish and permit!

Tight lines Capt. Dave