Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Texas Mackerel Half Day

I took out Austin and Amy-rillo fishing for Spanish Mackerel today. Austin's significant other isn't really named Amy-rillo, but come on! Austin, Amy-rillo and Dallas on the same boat sounds like a Texas fishing adventure. They write a few articles for the Long Island Fisherman which actually has several publications in the great white Atlantic North.

Most times you take sports writers fishing something happens to make the trip a bit more challenging. Today of course the winds were stiff and the current limp. We caught fish but the bite was well below normal. That never deters outdoors writers because you can always take plenty of photos of the same fish from different angles. After telling the crew that the bite could be pretty slow, the first mac in the boat got the royal photo treatment. Luckily the bite picked up to a slow but steady pace. Plenty of fish, but nothing outrageously exciting.

One of the things about these trips is that a lot of time is dedicated to taking pictures. Each decent fish or mediocre fish that happens to be in the right light stops angling for photo op time. They had fun though and caught more than enough for dinner and dip. A couple of decent Mangroves were the main course with a bunch of Michael Jackson's released.

They were quite impressed with Captain Pips' accommodations, Porky's food including their lunch cook your catch and thought their guide for the half day was adequate. They had more than enough photos, so the article should be pretty good. Look for it in the near future in one of the Long Island Fisherman publications.

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

Tight lines,

Capt. Dallas


  1. Greeting Captain Dallas,

    Kathy (Aka Amy-rillo) and I had an awesome time whachin' Mack today! Thank you so much for showing us around the Gulf and giving us a lesson in Keys fishing 101, your expertise was priceless. A classic example of southern hospitality at its finest. I can't wait to share the good news about Capt. Dallas and the entire Capt. Pip's operation with the boys up north. All the best!

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