Thursday, March 24, 2011

You don't need to be in school to enjoy SPRING BREAK!

Spring break is here & Capt. Larry has been slammed with charters, as everyone is itching to get some quality fishing in. Though they've were only able to fish offshore one day this week due to the high winds, it hasn't hampered the results- large fish. Show Me The Fish's party started the day off by fighting a couple of big cobia that eventually broke off. Subsequently, the amberjacks started biting, which lead to a multitude of catches of them, as well as mangrove snappers and porgies. The bites were non stop action, and like most of Capt. Larry's trips, the anglers came in with aching muscles from catching so many fish. Below is Phillis Tuinstra, from Grand Rapids, Michigan holding a nice gag grouper she caught (and carefully released), while using a live pinfish, in about 120 ft offshore off Longboat Key.

If the winds are hampering your efforts to fish offshore, closer in the Spanish mackerel and sheephead bite has been going strong along the beaches and local piers; it's a great back up plan if you can't head far offshore on the windy days. Despite the poor weather, Pictured below is of Terry Wilkerson. He has an awesome amberjack he caught using a live pinfish in about 125 ft offshore of Anna Maria Island. Terry and party also caught lots of blacktip sharks, more AJ's, porgies, snappers and catch-and-release grouper.

While fishing closer in be ready for the kingfish invasion. The local grapevine has it that the serious kingfish action was off the coast of Ft Myers. As soon as the bait schools show up, so will the cobia and big sharks. Looks like the forecast starting this weekend predicts perfect weather, which is an a offshore anglers dream come true, especially after a windy couple of weeks. On Show Me The Fish we will be heading out to about 160 ft and going for the gold on these calm days targeting the big boys out deep. Now's the time to come on out and get on it. Spring Break is here, so don't waste the opportunity to have enjoy it!

Capt. Larry McGuire
operating out of the Cortez Fishing Center
Cell: (941) 720 - 6475

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