7/09/2010 Anglin Fishing Pier-Hillsboro Party Boats-Reward Party Boat-Monroe County Channel 2 Bridge

I will start to the north at Hillsboro inlet with the Party Boats and then move to Anglins Fishing pier, Reward Party Boat and finish in the Keys on Channel two Bridge.

Party Boat fishing Snapper,King Mackerel, Grouper

07/03/2010 Grouper, Kings, YellowTails

The Helen S on last Saturday Morning was on the slow side with only three Kings and a few Yellowtail Snaper, and small Grouper.
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7/4/2010 PhishingPhanatic & Spitting Cobra Snake Heads of Tamarac and SpongeBob

SpongeBob first Snake Head a respectful kilo

7/3/2010 SpongeBob Snake Head Six Months Jinx finally broken!

Late morning on a weltering Saturday, a client canceled so I decided to drag a begging Sponge Bob out to break a bad voodoo hex.  We ate some Kosher Salt and downed a pint of warm Coke before we arrived at one of Margate’s finest canals.  On hot days like this where the inclination is to strip naked, the author usually stuck to convenience store fishing – we fish a canal system that is surrounded by several we can stop at quickly to chase our heat stroke away.

Up on our arrival we were greeted by a lawn crew perplexed by our violation of their noisy strip mall parking lot sanctuary.  They were busy trimming the coco plum and Surinam cherry bushed flanking the south side of this garbage strewn mini strip mall canal – their clippings will enrich the water for  some foul smelling algae.  The two to four feet deep water was saturated with scum and bursting with hairline algae balls that seemed to ball up the scum frog we were using.  We wait for the Lawn Engineers to complete their task of blowing everything everywhere as their noise has scared a few snake head into hiding.
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Blue Heron afternoon drift trip 7/4

Good Afternoon Anglers. Switching things up a little bit this Sunday afternoon. The Team and I decided to head over to the Blue Heron drift boat for a afternoon on the water. We arrived around 1230 and awaited to board. Once boarded we rigged up and headed out.

We arrived at the first spot maybe 30 minutes later and it was lines down. Joel immediately got hit with his first Yellow tail. After re baiting he went back in. and bam another one he was on fire. as was the rest of the boat with pulling up yellow tail and HUGE Mutton snapper.  The boat did very well with filling the cooler. all in all everyone caught at least 1 yellow tail. we tallied 7 Yellow tails,and 1 Grover. We did catch a few Grouper who were under the 20inch mark. they were returned to the ocean. The Pool winner was a single King that got pulled up by one of the regulars.

on a side not Joel won the Raffle for a free trip. congrats to him

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Sharks Shark Sharks How to fish and catch them also find them-Fishing Shark

Written by the Boatless Fisherman..TA

Sharks are a hefty catch, some our tuggers and others our fighters and others our just dead weight. The best fighters, I think are Hammerheads, Then Bulls, Black tips and Spinners, Sandbar, Lemons the worst being the curse of the Nurse because it tugs and is just a nightmare – and what do you do when you get it in?

Firstly, I do hope you will be responsible and not slaughter sharks. The fish can be released or broken off, preferably the latter. Try to release them rather than breaking them off but in case you do, use bronze hooks so they fall out fast. You don’t need thirty pairs of jaws and most Sharks aren’t that good tasting so no reason to keep them. I like to see these beautiful fish swim by when I am fishing. Remember that they are a vital part of the ocean’s eco-system, fewer Sharks would eventually mean fewer of all other species. Catch them and have fun but please release.

The only ones I might keep are 20lbs to 70lbs Black tips. I find they are good to eat, particularly grilled as steaks. Also keep in mind that some sharks are protected species and there are possesion laws on them so check your laws before you fish or keep.
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Anglins Fishing Pier and Hillsboro Party Boats Reports 07/01/10

Dan the MAN with a Jack Crevalle

Dan the MAN with a Jack Crevalle

Anglins Fishing Pier:
Monday-Muttons Snapper, Blue runners, Big Jack Crevalles
Tuesday-Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangroves, Jack Crevalles, Tarpon.
Wednesday-Mutton Snapper, Mangroves, Tarpon, Macks, Bluefish at night.
Thursday– 5 or 6 nice Cero and Spanish Macks that I know of, Ladyfish, Mutton and Mangrove Snapper.

Tarpon Bite has been great, numerous hook ups per day and a few landed clean.
Here is some pics in progression of one being hung before it is released.

Anglins fishing pier - Tarpon caught on 06/26/2010

The Rod bent and it pulling out some line, Zzzzzzzzzzzz

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West Central Report.

Sorry for the delay in the reports recently… There is a lot going on here on the west coast.  3 mile reef has been very active as of late. some of you may have heard, we had a pod of 10 whale sharks cruising 3 mile reef in the past couple of weeks, 3 of them had radio tags on them, also visiting 3 mile reef in the past week; dolphin fish to 15 lbs, Blackfin Tuna, a 42″ sailfish was caught last week by a local angler, and large schools of Kingfish.  Additionally, I have spoken with Mote marine about the oil spill and what they are seeing as a result:  “There are more large concentrations of large sharks closer to the beaches than we have seen in more than 10 years.”  They are not attributing this to the oil spill, but also cannot rule it out.  There species of fish that are normally seen far off our coast becoming more frequent near the beaches now than there has been in decades.  No one can say for sure if it is because of the oil, or just a normal pattern in the migration.  We are also getting reports from local charters that some of their catches have “tar Balls” inside them when they get back to the marinas.  FWC has been patrolling the marinas and confiscating the affected catch for study and disposal.  Back here on the beaches, the Mackerel bite continues to be hot, Mangrove Snapper are on the piers, and bridges, Bonita, Kings and ladyfish are just yards off the beaches too.  Grouper are being caught on the Skyway, most are short but there are keepers mixed in as well.  The oil is still reportedly 80 to 100 miles off of the Central West Coast, I will keep monitoring this situation and stay in touch with the local guides for more information.

Thank You,



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