Falling For the Big Ones
October 31, 2011 by Larry Pentel
Well I guess this past cold front makes it officially Fall. That and the fact my bookings have pretty much played out and it is November. I have about half a dozen trips on the books for this month so far. I hate to admit it but for the first time I am actually looking forward to some off time! Do some fishing myself, catch up on my oyster eating, sunset watching and playing like a Floridian at the beach again.
I ran some great trips the past couple weeks. One of my regulars and good friend booked me for two days in a row for six-hour "big fish" trips. We had a blast and one of his buddies got a real braggin' rights Red Grouper.
A big, old fireplug of a Grouper!
This gentleman fishes with me several times a year with his whole family. He ended up down here for couple days by himself and said he just wanted to catch fish- not keep anything.
He caught Snappers till he he was tired of winding. Then we went Trolling and he was nice enough to catch me and several other locals a bunch of (awfully good) dinners! Big Spanish taste like fried butter.
I take all kind of folks fishing. Summer tourists, locals, doctors, lawyers, famous folks, and the Dread Clampitt line - "Sheet-rockers & Floozies", even a few democrats !-- Okay, not many but a (very) few of 'em do fish !
Definitely not a democrat! This (famous) Republican and his family not only had a big time but that 125-pound spinner shark at the end made two spectacular jumps that capped off an already great catch .
The weather will start playing a lot bigger roll in when it's a good day to go fishing as we start heading into winter. Plenty of fish to catch out there- if you see a pretty day - get out there and make some good use of it!