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Captain Favorite's Fishing Forum April 23, 2012
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|Catch of the Week|
Aledia Tush, owner of CB's Saltwater Outfitters, caught and released this huge, 29" trout, estimated at more than 9-pounds on a Sebile Stick Shad while fishing skinny water in Sarasota Bay with Capt. Rick Grassett.
BRADENTON –There's plenty of fun on the water this week. A Citrus Slam Bass Tournament will be held next weekend to benefit veterans. Anyone wishing to learn to fly fish can sign up for Capt. Grassett's fly fishing school.
- The 3rd Annual Martin County Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival will be held April 27-29, 2012 at the Martin County Fairgrounds 2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart FL 34996-4007 In today's economy, the Martin County Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival will provide an outlet for the marine industry and private individuals to sell overstocked, new and used marine equipment at a fraction of the original retail cost.
- Many boaters, fishermen and divers will find valuable items for their maritime lifestyle at bargain prices and the best value for their dollar.
- The Martin County Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival will be the answer for buyers and sellers alike. Vendors will offer a wide variety of items including fishing rods, reels, lures and lines, antique collectibles and maps, teak furniture, tournament gear, nautical art, crafts and jewelry, marine artifacts, boating apparel, taxidermy and fish reproductions, diving equipment, marine accessories and parts and floating docks.
- Several boat dealers will also be displaying and selling new and used boats in our boat corral. Over 100 boat repossessions, short sales, dealer trades, and private liquidations will be up for sale. The auction boat preview is all day Saturday April 28 and the sale starts at 11:00 am Sunday April 29, 2012. Vendor applications are still being accepted. For information and discount tickets, visit the website or contact Under the Sun Promotions, Inc. at 954-205-7813, FAX: 561-395-5389
- Enjoy family entertainment from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a day of live music, delicious seafood, including oysters. Profits will go toward the restoration of local oyster beds and shells from the event will be recycled to promote oyster bed restoration.
- The festival will be held at Manatee Island Park in Daytona Beach, Florida
- For more information call (225) 335-9060, email: email@example.com or www.facebook.com/halifaxoysterfestival
- Inshore Tournament benefiting Autism Awareness Programs and supporting Autism Awareness Month! Redfish, Trout, Snook, and Other Species! Prizes, Awards, and Giveaways that you don't want to miss!
- The concert will be held in Ruskin FL on April 27, 2012 06:00 PM - April 28, 2012 07:00 AM
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that seasonal conservation measures regulating the use of fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass for the next three months took effect April 1. These rules apply each year during the height of the tarpon fishing season in the pass.
- The measures prohibit the deployment of more than three fishing lines from a vessel at any time and prohibit the use of breakaway gear to harvest any fish in the pass during April, May and June. Breakaway gear is defined as “any bob, float, weight, lure or spoon that is affixed to a fishing line or hook with wire, line, rubber bands, plastic ties or other fasteners designed to break off when a fish is caught.”
Weekly Fishing Report by Capt. Chad Gamble
Action aboard the “Hook and Ladder” has been awesome these past couple of weeks, with the spring breakers from the North and Mid-West flooding the local beaches. It is simply a matter of where would you like to catch fish. The bays have been on fire with big, hungry trout and redfish, while the gulf has been on fire with bonita and mackerel on every day it was calm enough to get out there.
We have been using whitebait around the Ringling and Buttonwood areas and hitting the 3-5ft depths where the grass meets the sand. I am also finding that the smaller baits are getting more bites and the bigger are getting less, but averaging larger sized trout and more redfish bites. With the bigger baits it takes more patience but higher rewards, so I usually feel out my client’s patience level for the first couple spots we hit. I usually opt to give the younger kids the small baits and put them on the quantity and give the dads and moms big baits to sit and wait for the payout.
That is almost always the case. The exception however, is the little guy in the video above, his name is Gage and he is an all business, no nonsense “fishing machine”. I’m pretty sure that in the 4hrs he was on my boat this year he said about 15 words and caught about 30 fish! His dad Tim, (guy snapping pics) however, made up for Gage’s quiet demeanor and talked enough for the two of them and caught about half of the fish that Gage did. (“No disrespect Tim”)
Good job Gage,
Captain Chad Gamble
Email at Hookandladdercharters@gmail.com
Call (941) 809-8922
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Deepening low pressure moving north from the Carolina coast this evening will cross the northeastern states Monday. Surface high pressure over the plains will build southeast toward the Gulf on Monday and settle in over the forecast waters during the middle and later portion of the week. With the high center in close proximity...lighter winds and lower seas expected.
Northwest winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. Monday night will bring north winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Northwest winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Tuesday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
East winds around 5 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Wednesday night will bring east winds around 5 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
South winds around 5 knots becoming west in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters smooth. Thursday night will bring northwest winds around 5 knots in the evening then becoming southeast around 10 knots toward morning. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
East winds around 10 knots becoming north around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop
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