Monday, June 13, 2011

No Bull... It's a Bull Shark!

Capt. Larry started off June with a bang, by gracing the cover of Woods n Water magazine, which can be viewed here or picked up at a gas station like Circle K! Also, Show Me The Fish Charters is now on facebook, so "like" it to keep your finger on the pulse of Capt. Larry's sweet fishing action!

Speaking of some fantastic fishing action, On May 10th, John Fordham from Bradenton caught a humongous bull shark, that conservatively measured about 9 ft, and was around the 300 lb range... The fight for this beast lasted no less than 3 hrs on 60 lb test, while using a live 2 lb blue runner for bait, fishing in about 90 ft waters offshore of Anna Maria Island. John managed to wrangle it to the boat for a photo shoot. Those of you who enjoy swimming on our fine gulf coasts keep an eye out, as this bull shark was released alive, to fight (or bite) another day!

While on the subject of monsters, check out the monster gag grouper below, around 25 lbs, that Mary Johnson (also of Bradenton) caught in 40 ft, approximately 7.5 miles offshore of Anna Maria Island, fishing with a sardine for a tasty treat the grouper apparently enjoyed quite a bit! Mary's party also caught massive amounts of mackerel, snapper, other groupers, & kingfish (click here to see Mary with her king of a kingfish), on a unbelievable 4 hr charter with Capt Larry. Though the trip only lasted four hours, the memories that Mary made, not to mention John with his beast of a bullshark, will last a lifetime! For the firetruck red grouper, the best bite is out about 130 ft, using large pinfish. If you get bored when the grouper bite slows, Capt. Larry finds downsizing his tackle to 25lb test and changing the bait to sardines... that will lead to all-you-can-eat-snappers! During spring and early summer, anything can happen; this is can include, but certainly not limited to catches of speckled trout- up to the limit, which are heartily available in the bay, Spanish mackerel all the way down the beaches, as well as everything that's hitting offshore of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key. This is the perfect time of the year for a variety of fish, so don't spend this beautiful weather inside, come out, bait up & GET YOU SOME!

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

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