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....

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...

Engel Coolers PRODUCT REVIEW

  For the past six plus years I have been using Engel coolers to both keep my fish iced and fresh and have a place on my boat for refreshments and food to be stored cool.  I have a 64 qt, a 36 qt and a 13 qt bait saver cooler.  All of these products have held up...