Captain's Corner

Spring Fishing Starting to Heat up

p[   Spring near shore fishing is starting to heat up with the water.  We are getting speckled sea trout, snook and mangrove snapper on most trips.  We are still picking up a minimum of one permit per trip as well.   Looking forward to seeing some old friends on...

Grouper Cakes Recipe

Captain John's Grouper Cake Recipe The below ingredients may be substituted with other ingredients to suit your taste.  Anything goes when you don't have certain ingredients. 1 Pound grouper fillets 1 teaspoon salt and black pepper 1 cup of Ritz crackers crushed 1 cup...

Booking for Spring 2022

With Spring around the corner I am booking spring and summer trips and have plenty of availability.  Call me, text or email me for the date you want.  I usually run one four hour trip per day excluding Sundays.  I leave Sunday open for rescheduling if weather is bad....

Fall Fishing In Florida

Fall in Florida is here.  Fishing has been on fire.  Although business has been slow, I still am running charters and the weather has been absolutely beautiful.  Customers have been inquiring about "Red Tide".  Whenever I take my boat out I check the Florida Fish and...

Summer Weather Patterns

Well the time of year for summer in the Tampa Bay Area has arrived.  With that comes summer weather patters.   Thunderstorms and rain are common but they usually only last minutes to an hour.   Booking trips early can avoid inclement weather.    As a general rule...

Cobia starting to show up

Had a trip the other day with this angler from Canada.  He landed this 30" Cobia on light tackle.  I have spotted Cobia on charters over the past few weeks but have not gotten them to bite.  Last year we landed four on charters that were all juvenile undersized....

“SeaDek” Product Review

    It has been almost two years since I put "SeaDek" padding in my boat.  Many of my customers ask me what it is and how do I like it.  Well the answer was simple, I love it.  It provides padding on the bolsters to lean against when fighting a fish.  It also...

Repowering my Boat

Well the hours are getting up there on my faithful Yamaha 200 and I decided to Repower the boat sooner than later.  Some of you know my son Patrick who first mates on my boat often.  He has been rebuilding a 21' Carolina Skiff for commercial fishing and running around...