Sunday, March 11, 2007

Florida Fishing Report Summer / Fall

Mark is one of the best captains / guides in the florida and miami area.
Here are some quick shots of some of the fishing we had this summer and fall here in south Florida. Hope everyone is having a good winter and is able to wet a line and catch some fish. Hope to see you this winter and spring for some backcountry fishing in Everglades National Park.
Tim Daughton fly fishing buyer for Bass Pro Shops put in some overtime on a recent trip from Missouri and caught and released 8 snook on flies. Keep up the great work Tim and look forward to your next visit!
Fishing out of Flamingo in Everglades National Park Dr. Frank Boyar from Delray Beach tied up some great looking olive bunny strip flies to fool a handful of baby tarpon two of which he boated from 8 to 12 pounds. Frank also brought to the boat a nice redfish on fly as well. The redfish that day were extremely fussy but a well placed shrimp fly did the trick!
South Florida anglers Jim Durante and Alex Marinda took a midweek day off to fish out of Flamingo. Together they had a double hook up on tarpon first thing in the morning with fish in the 30 pound class on spin tackle one on a jig and the other on a plug. They both had to break each fish off when several sharks moved in on them. They also hooked up with some good action on seatrout, ladyfish, mackerel, a handful of snook and sight fished 5-6 redfish one of which Jim fooled with an orange/brown muddler style fly.
All the best
Capt. Mark Giacobba
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Saturday, March 3, 2007

Fishing Report - Govenors Harbour - Bahamas

As you can see the bonefish have been biting here at Govenors harbour in the Bahamas. In the bay low tide seems to be best using a floating line with small crazy charlie patterns in a sand colour. Retreive the fly in slow 6 inch strips with a pause in between each strip. Give the fly plenty of time to sink and keep the fly near the bottom. The top end of the bay by where the boats are mored seems the most productive. Fish as you go into the water as the bonefish here come in very close. You will see bonefish darting up and down the bay. Don't cast to these as they are not on to the feed. Wait until these fish return later and you can see them feeding. If you cast to these moving fish they will spook easily and you will blank the rest of the day. On the other side of the harbour its best fishing from high tide out. Here the water is a lot deeper and we have found more success on stripping intermediate lines with baitfish patterns of 2-3 inches in length. Gummy minnows being one of the favourites. Cast out to the second sand bank and let the fly sink approx 20 seconds and start pulling. Fish are there right through up to the beginning of the reef on the left hand side. If you haven't had the opurtunity to fish for these fantastic fighting fish, you need to stick this on the list of fishing to do before you die! These fight unlike any other fish you can think of and every fish takes you down to the backing and more. When we get back we will post tying patterns and more info on this exciting branch of the sport here on the blog and on Barracuda Guiding and Cudafly.
Tight lines