Fish surrounded the boat, fish everywhere we looked it was all we could see. We nailed some yellow tails, blue runners and we let a grouper go, but as soon as we released the grouper we all looked in amazement when a four foot barracuda put it in his mouth like a dog bone and took off like a scolded dog. We used the blue runners and grunts for bait and fought some way fun battles. The tarpon loved are bucket of fish we caught, it was all great family fun.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Two members of the charter took out my seadoos snorkeling and saw some lobsters. Fishing today was a double header a grouper and a stop light. Next I yelled clear the deck as I netted a green moray eel that slapped around violently. I held him back with the net but he wasn't in a good mood and ripped through it like licorice so I through him over. They filled the fish bucket so we went to feed the hungry tarpons. the tarpon communicated with these people as if begging, "please feed my 300 pound belly", he was saying with his eyes, as we all looked down into the water into his eyes. We were in awe, what a exciting heart pounding experience. Its really a treat to look a fish in the face and eyes and see and understand his expression. The first time I experienced this was with a325 pound Goliath grouper that I came upon after rounding a piling snorkeling, you could read his surprised and perplexed look. When you come aboard the Delphine you will able to hand feed the these tarpons, possibly even a nurse shark or Goliath grouper by hand you will love it.
Friday, May 25, 2007
We caught lots of fish today like snappers, blue runers and blue stripped. A party couple from Milwalkee brought up a couple of sharks for a photo op before they were realeased. It was very comfortable lounging around some of us drank some beers, smoked some butts and laughed alot. The happy nurse gave and held his best smile for the camera, gave us all hugs and put its fin around us to say "your my good buds". We where shocked and amazed in the change in facial expresions when I grabed a knife and mentioned how tastey nurse shark is, just kidding I put the knife down the shark smiled and "gurguled" with relief. We almost caught a tarpon, just saw his silver back so instead we feed a 200 pound tarpon who snapped a fish out of the female passenger's hand. You could hear her thrilled excited happy scream for miles.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
the sky was blue, nice and windy yet comfortable, a couple from Tennesse could not believe their eyes as they netted a large grouper. Another happy couple play with a jr nurse shark. We also battled something for a bit with the new hook that I bought yesterday it was bit clear in half, wow thats some sharp teeth. When we got back to the dock we all feed the large tarpons out of our hands, a nurse shark wanted some but no one dared to feed it by hand. The tarpons ate over 31 fish that we had caught today, only two other boats went out today so they were hungry that I thought they were going to come up on the dock to get feed. There were tarpons everyplace we saw them mating at the end of the channel and out at the reef lately. (see pics captain's album of couple holding the grouper and man standing with jr nurse)
Saturday, May 19, 2007
the family loved the ride to the reef they saw some sea turtles, once we got there they all jumped in and swept some of the reef holding hands. The parents left the kids with me and took off on the sea doos for a spin. next we left the sanctary, fishing was unreal . We all laughed when I said this should be called catching not fishing as we filled the bucket with fish for lots of hungry tarpons up to 250 pounds each, just waiting to be feed by hand. Nice nurse shark 95 pounds caught. It's always nice to see these sharks that I catch swim happly away. I use nets and try not to hurt the nurse sharks, they are my friends, although you would never know it the way this shark today slapped me with his tail hard over and over. He did not like hanging by a rope, he kept lifting up his head at us while the boat rocked. We had to get back to port so no one swam with him after we let him go. (see the picture in the Capt Album and the one feeding the tarpons and the boy in the red shirt)
Thursday, May 17, 2007
the tide was crazy, high moon tide. A couple who were married yesterday went out in the morning and caught a cuda, also a huge yellow tail that they planned to bring with them to a restraunt to have cooked. The afternoon charter was from Ohio, a party of six, they landed an 85 pound nurse shark and caught over 25 fish. Lots of coronas were consumed, they jumped off the yacht and laughed and played like happy kids.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Real calm clear blue water today. I was looking down over the stern 10 feet down to the ocean floor, plain as day as if the water was air. Lots of yellow tails, chubs, a couple of sharks and a nice green monster. see capt photo album
Friday, May 11, 2007
I headed to the reef with two girls, one girl tagging along on my seadoo and the other girl on the other seadoo I own. I brought my spare air around my neck, fish everyplace nice parrots, good visabilitywe floated upon a nurse shark under a coral ledge. Amanda swam down looked curiuosly at the shark lounging, we saw a large tarpon swim by, a small sea turtle with a queen and french angel following it. Wow it was huge, chilling with us for 5 minutes they all seemed so curious. It's mating season out at the reef, doing the fish nasty. (Check out the two girls holding the yellowtails in the Captain's Album.)
Thursday, May 10, 2007
incredible blue clear water surrounds key west, unleasing trillions of fish to swim happly around the divers. i looked around 10s feet down beneath it was the grand canyon only coral in a smaller scale, to see so far while beneath the ocean is truely awsome. (see the 5yr old who caught 19 fish he is holding a yellowtail in the capt's album)
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
waters toasty and nice. sea looks clear with all this sun shinning down through it. wow sunset turned the outside light redish, really sweet. snorkeling around my yacht and around the pier 12 feet down I came face to face with two big tarpons. what a surprise look we had on our faces.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
I have looked hard to find the most awesome reef in the Keys. i found it 7 miles south of key west, its magical, some of THE BEST SNORKELING IN THE WORLD and fishing. one fish we caught just missed the world's record by 7 ounces. fishing lately should be called catching, wow fish practically jumping in the boat, we never caught less than 3 fish on a charter
Sunday, May 6, 2007
A light breeze blows fills the sails of my sailboat, the Seadart. Nice day playing around at the mouth of the Boca Chica channel, the Atlantic ocean showed super neat happy briliant colors.