Friday, January 30, 2015

Couple of Fun Trips on the Lady Catherine


This Cobia was an inch short but Matt didn't mind much.


It was a slow day though but the crew had plenty of fillets for dinner.


With the winds more up than down we have been hitting the rock piles.


Typical mixed bag fishing for the rock piles.



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 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Late January

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I have been sitting on my butt more than fishing the past week.  Had a Bay Side trip on the Lady Catherine where the guys had a good time catching good size Spanish Mackerel and respectable Mangroves along with watching the Black Tip Sharks taking their cut of the action.  That is a typical higher winds than you like trip where you still get a lot of action without getting you butt kicked.  The rock piles in Hawk Channel are still hot, but with mainly East winds it is a bit bumpy for the more mature angler.

I thought I had a few pictures but they came out looking a lot like my thumb from a very close distance so I won't bother.  In any case, Lady Catherine had to be hauled for some strut repair but is back in action now and running better than ever.

Still battling to get my old phone number back.  There is a lot of posts by folks that seem to have had a good time with me that have that old number and not my blog so I hope I get it back.  If not I will just have to start over marketing the new one.

For the guys that know Michele, she is up in NY visiting her mom who is having a time dealing with doctors.  Her mom must be a bit like me since she keeps telling them to piss off, she is going back home where she can smoke when she wants.

On the Lady Catherine side of things, Captain David is promoting Rock pile and Patch trips since it is happening and the Hogfish are photogenic and tasty as well.  I believe he has the trip at $500 for a half day that is mainly fishing since the trip is short.  Along with the Hogfish are the Porgies, various snapper with the occasional nice mutton snapper.  Grouper are closed of course.

Also as usual for this time of the year it is feast or famine.  I am booked pretty solid in February plus have a couple of doctor's visits to deal with.  Until then though I am open.  The weather is typical for this time of year with a couple of great days, a few Bay Side or close days and a couple of fantastic drinking days.  Not quite as many drinking days as the past couple of years though.

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 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Blame it on the Moon



Been fishing with Captain David on the Lady Catherine the past few days.  Offshore has been very slow.  There are plenty of nice weed lines and bait, but nothing to write home about hook up wise.  We even made it out to the Marathon Hump which was loaded with fishermen but fish? Not so much, about a half dozen smaller blackfin tuna was all we managed.  Today with the wind honking we had a fair bite on the rock piles in the morning but the afternoon was very slow.  I an not sure if I should blame the moon, but what the heck, it is handy.   In any cases, there haven't been any great reports posted in the past few days.

We have one more 3/4 day with the same crew and then I may have the time and money to get back on all the projects that have been piling up.

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 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Monday, January 05, 2015

A Little Slow Bay Side but Pretty Hot at the Bridge

A little slow on the Bay Side today.  We managed a few decent mangroves for the box but the Spanish Mackerel were smaller than normal and not biting very well.  We did get enough Spanish and Blue Runners so that Keenan could play with a few sharks at the bridge.  If that is your cup of tea the 4 to 5 foot sharks were thick this afternoon.  I happened to have the right crew for such a situation today.

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 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Day of 2014 Grouper Season








We only managed one keeper Red Grouper but had a few we had to measure a couple of times they we so close.  Hogfish and Progies filled the grouper void in the box.

Once again it was a slower than normal bite but we able to pick away to make a respectable box.  Still lost a couple of heart breakers due to hooks getting straighten or lines parting in weird places.

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 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Painfully Slow - But it was a Beautiful Day




Everything was slow.  We didn't get any bait up.  Then on the very first spot I see one of the local charter captains already hunting for a trip saver.  We went offshore with visions of glossy magazine adventures and end up fighting not to get skunked.  The black grouper top just missed the mark.  The Porgie and Hogfish were nice, but that was about it.  We had hooks straighten out on a couple of fish that could have made it a decent day, but no such Karma.  That is beautiful day syndrome.

Tomorrow though is another day and the final day of grouper season, so we are going to double down and hit as many holes as possible.
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 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas