Friday, April 22, 2011

To Catch A Predator...

"Mr. Shark, have a seat right over there," Chris Hansen from Dateline would say if he encountered the most dangerous predator of the seas. Instead of talking to the sharks, Capt. Larry & his fishing parties CATCH sharks- and a wide variety at that!

Tom Spouillon (alias Capt Nemo) is below
with a nice blacktip shark he caught recently using a live pinfish in about 115 ft waters, offshore of Anna Maria Island. Tom and the party also caught more sharks, grouper, snapper and amberjack while on their charter, and overall just had a fantastic, memorable time.

In the picture below (from left to right), is 13 yr old Riley Besecker from Buffalo, NY, with his feisty blacktip shark caught using a live pinfish. Assisting him with the holding of this blacktip beast is the first mate, Larry Bethke. THe party had been fishing in about 165 ft offshore off Anna Maria Island. All day long the anglers had been battling (AND caught) a nice mixture of yellowtail snapper & amberjack plus battled many larger sharks in the 250 lb range.

While on the same trip, 8 yr old Noah Besecker, also from Buffalo, is pictured below with his first flounder, caught near Coquina beach using a live grunt. Though not as impressive as a shark, flounder are fantastic eating, and in this case this flounder certainly qualifies as a "trophy"! The party had a great trip & caught a bounty of gag grouper and snapper offshore. However, it was when Capt. Larry stopped near the beach that Noah hooked this trophy flounder and a few sharks.
The fun these kids had on their fishing trip is almost tangible while looking at their happy faces in the pictures. Your son or daughter have a birthday coming up? Give them the gift that will have them grinning from ear to ear not only during the trip, but afterwards as well. What kid wouldn't want to catch something they can eat later & then tell stories about for years to come? It truly is the gift that keeps giving!

Keep your lines tight, hooks baited, & your mind on the prize, because the time to catch something amazing isn't tomorrow or the day after, but NOW!

Capt. Larry McGuire
Cell: (941) 720 - 6475

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