Thursday, March 06, 2008

Josh's first Sail

This is Josh's firt sailfish. He caught it on a live blue runner in 200 feet of water at the Boca inlet.

He was fighting it on 25 lb test line with heavy tackle so it didn't take long to reel it in and release it.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


You are wondering how I am catching all these Snapper when no one else is???

Well here is my secret.
This is the chum you want to use..Pride of Virginia.

If you notice when you open the box this chum has a color and odor of no other chum.
I usually use about two boxes of chum per evening to catch my Snapper. We have been catching Gag, Black and Red Groupers but they are a couple of inches short so we have to release them.

What a mess of fish...

Here is a bunch of Yellowtail and Mangro Snappers.

We all will be eating well the next few days!

Mess of Yellowtails

This time we caught a mess of Yellowtail Snapper. I was two short of the limit but it was still a good meal and I didn't have to go to the Key's to catch them.

Jim and the Sailfish

I hooked this Sailfish and Jim reeled him in. Jim had a good time reeling this one in on 15 lb test line.

After a quick photo we released him for the next fisherman!

Jim and the Mutton Snapper

This is just one of many snappers that we caught this evening...

Trying to catch your limit of 10 of these is difficult.

The start of 2007 catching Snapper

Most of these Snapper were caught late in the afternoon. Bruce, Jim and I went out at the Boca inlet and fished north of Palm Beach. We caught some Kingfish in the afternoon too. You can be sure you will get at least one Kingfish.

When it got dark we anchored up and caught another five Snapper that were keepers.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Best Snapper fishing yet...

We had a good day of fishing today...the fish started biting after 9:00 a.m. and tapered off at about 1:00 p.m.

Jim, Benjamin and I had a great time, we just about ran out of bait so we were lucky to catch all that we did. At least we have plenty of fish for the next few weeks.

We are still trying to catch the limit of 10 per person. At least we are having fun trying!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Snapper are slow to bite

Jim, Bruce and I went out early this morning and as you can see it was a beautiful sunrise here in Boca Raton, Florida.

The Snapper were slow to bite today but we did get a few. I had to release a few Snapper and Grouper since they were undersized. Not much here but at least it will be a tasty meal.
Finger Mullet are traveling down the beach and should be in Boca Raton by the end of this week and all the preditors that eat them will be following. They follow along with them to feed on them as they travel south.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Labor Day Catch

Well we went out on Sunday and tried to catch a two person limit of Snapper but we were seven short. Not bad for fishing in the daytime for five hours.

Then we tried to duplicate that the next day but the weather changed. We didn't do too bad. We got eight Snapper and four Kingfish and released two. We have been eating well the past few days.

Monday, August 14, 2006

What a Catch!!

Just when I thought I had a good day of fishing it got better. During the week is the best time to fish. Everybody is working and I am having fun!!

We will have a feast tonight. Jim and I went out again today and kept reeling them in. We caught all these before noon.

This is a prime example of being able to catch Snapper with the wind blowing from the west. The old wives tale is "when the wind blows out of the west stay home and rest". I say "when the wind blows out of the west the fishing is the best".

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Too many Kings

Today we were catching too many kingfish not including the ones I released. Jim, Bruce and I caught three snappers and one mackeral. It was sure hot today... 90 something.