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New boat and a piece of boatbuilding history!

October 21, 2016 – After a fairly short but exhaustive search we now have a new boat! And it is something special! Most small boat charter operators in South Florida run outboard center consoles like Contenders, Seavee, Dusky and Conch. However I grew up on Carolina boats. And in a…

Sailfish are what keeps us coming back for more!

On February 26, 2016, Posted by , In Sailfish,Sportfishing, By , , With No Comments

Feb 26, 2016 – Had some real Old Man & the Sea stuff today. Tried to catch ballyhoo for bait. Sailfish simply don’t turn them down! And the bite is spectacular!  Turned out it was a tough deal as they wouldn’t come close to the boat. Only caught a few on…

Sailfish, mahi, tuna and tigersharks! Oh my!

On January 30, 2016, Posted by , In Sportfishing, With No Comments

Light northwest winds. Seas 1-2′. North current. Something told me to go south today. I had been fishing up north off Pompano.  Got out in 110′, 2 gogs in the riggers, 1 pilchard flat. 30 mins into it and I see a free jumping sailfish close to the spread in…

Mahi Mahi, light tackle, taking a kid fishing.

On January 16, 2016, Posted by , In Sportfishing,Tuna,Wahoo, By ,, , With No Comments

Jan 16, 2016 – When you think of Florida one of the last things you think about is fog! But that’s precisely what greeted us today as Alex and I headed offshore. About a 1/4 mile visibility was just enough for me to go without radar! In South Florida? Really?…