Opening Day – Flounder Fishing

April 2, 2012 · Posted in Fisherman · Comment 

Captain Dave of located in New York –> New York Bight has reported that he and his guests had some great flounder fishing on opening day April 1, 2012. Captain Dave said “with the nice weather we had the fish never went into the mud.” Captain Dave sails daily for flounder fishing at 9 A.M. By the end of the day they had caught well over 50 fish and the biggest weighed in around 2.5 lbs. Captain Dave gave credit to their chumboy, Little Buffalo for his hard work and help landing all these fish and making it a successful day.

Captain Dave has years of salt water fishing experience and has tours that can fit anyone’s schedule.

When It’s Time To Get Serious About Storing Fish

March 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bonar Insulated 9 cu ft Container

Tank Depot is the ultimate source for serious fish storage and transportation. Offering the guaranteed lowest prices on insulated ice and dry ice boxes from Seaplast, Promens and Polar.
“There is just no other way to go,” explains Tank Depot’s Mike Stony, “if you are serious about preserving market quality fish. We sell these boxes to commercial fishing operations from coast to coast, of course. But more and more sporties are using them in order to preserve the quality of their catches. There is just no comparing these commercial-grade boxes with Igloo ice chests or even high end coolers, for that matter.”
Polyurethane foam insulation that helps keep product cold up to five days when properly iced. Corners designed with increased strength and molded-in handle areas make these boxes exceptionally durable. Many models are fork liftable.
Tank Depot boast the largest selection and guarantees anglers the lowest prices and best freight rate.
Contact Tank Depot at 866-926-5603 or visit

Promens 9 cu ft Commercial Grade Insulated Container

IGFA Captains Program in 10th Year

March 15, 2011 · Posted in Links · Comment 

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Captains Program is in its 10th year. We currently have 300 captains in 39 countries and territories plus 31 U.S. states. The program continues to grow with new captains signing up every week.

In order to qualify as an IGFA captain/guide, applicants must pass a written test, provide references, and pay a $150 annual membership fee.

Some of the first captains/guides accepted by IGFA under their new program include Red Bailey of St. Thomas; Al Anderson, Rhode Island; Juan “Tito” Martinez and Mike Benitez, Puerto Rico; Laurie Wright, Australia; Bouncer Smith, Miami Beach; Roddy Hays, United Kingdom; Ron Hamlin, Guatemala; Gene VanderHoek, Kevin Nakamaru and Rob McGuckin, Hawaii.

Benefits available to IGFA captains/guides include:

  • Official designation as “IGFA Captain”.
  • Official IGFA Captain I.D. Card.
  • Listing in IGFA World Record Game Fishes book by area and phone number.
  • Listing on IGFA web site.
  • Listing on “GO Fish” touch screen directory in IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum.
  • Listing on IGFA Mobile – the official IGFA App for iPhones and iPads.
  • IGFA Captain decals for boat and vehicle.
  • IGFA Captain embroidered patch.
  • IGFA Captain fishing hat.
  • Referrals from IGFA when inquiries are received pertaining to the captain’s area.
  • Authorization to use IGFA Captain Logo on ads, business cards, and brochures.
  • Discounts on ads in Special Travel Section of IGFA World Record Game Fishes book (50% discount first year, 20% discount after that)
  • Five (5) free IGFA annual memberships (value $200) to give to your best clients.
  • Quarterly Captain updates from IGFA headquarters.
  • Special e-mail news on items of interest to captains who have email. (For fishery management and conservation issues)
  • 15% discount on IGFA catalog items and gift shop.
  • 10% discount on scale certification and line testing

    If you’re interested, learn more about the program here

Zeldin Pushes to Repeal NY State SW License

March 1, 2011 · Posted in Fisherman · Comment 

State Sen. Lee Zeldin announced at a news conference yesterday that he would introduce legislation tomorrow to repeal the state’s controversial saltwater fishing license fee.
Zeldin (R-Shirley), speaking to some 50 supporters and fishermen at the Suffolk County Boat & Sport Fishing Show at Suffolk Community College, said he wanted to replace the tax with a free online registration compliant with federal regulations. “We shouldn’t have to pay for an activity that generations have always enjoyed for free,” said Zeldin, who spent summers as a youth fishing on his father’s boat in the Great South Bay.

See the Newsday article and for full coverage

Fun With “Fishing” Movies

March 1, 2011 · Posted in Links · Comment 

Candus Thomson, one of our favorite writers anywhere, if always an entertaining read. Here she muses regarding films with a fishing theme.
What is your pick? Do you have a favorite?

Have a look at some of her nominees -

Hammerhead “Hammers” A Small Boat

February 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Hammerhead Smashes Boat

This video, posted on YouTube shows a large hammerhead shark chasing after a hooked lemon shark. Watch very carefully at the .24 second mark and you’ll see the hapless lemon shark!

Attention Bargain Hunters

February 23, 2011 · Posted in Events · Comment 

Bargain hunters are invited to check out the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market on Feb. 26-27 at Founders Park, mile maker 87, U.S. 1, on Plantation Key. Admission is free; breakfast costs $5. Call 305-712-1818 or visit

111-pound, 2.6-ounce Wahoo Misses State Mark By Ounces!

February 23, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Angler Steve Atwood recalls the events,

“It weighed between 124 and 130 pounds because the boat was rocking back and forth with the waves,” Atwood. “We then chose to fish the rest of the day even though the guys on the charter boat said it was a potential state record.”

Because the crew continued to fish, the wahoo was weighed on a certified scale 24 hours later. That meant the wahoo likely lost 10 percent of its body weight during that time frame.

“On our way in, we were calling cell phones) to find out what the state record wahoo was,” Atwood said. “It was late Saturday when we got in so we had to wait until Sunday morning to get him officially weighed.”

The fish weighed 111-pound, 2.6-ounces.

The current Mississippi record is 111-pounds, 3.2-ounces. Read the whole story here

Near Wahoo record

Jax Women’s Fishing Clinic Set

February 23, 2011 · Posted in Events · Comment 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is casting its net for women interested in it’s Jacksonville fishing clinic, set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Sisters Creek Jim King Boat Ramp, 8203 Hecksher Drive.
To register for this event, e-mail Kelly Campbell at or call (850) 488-6058 for registration information.


Big Water Challenge

February 16, 2011 · Posted in Fisherman · Comment 

QUESTION? What does it take to turn a Great Lakes vessel into an offshore fishing boat?

Everyone is talking about The Capt. Bob Lewis Big Water Billfish Challenge – even the MasterTV’s Pleasure Boat show!

Airing on Fox Sports in April, Pleasure Boater will be giving you a behind-the-scenes look at our groundbreaking behind-the-scenes look at Florida’s competitive tournament fishing. Check it out now!

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