Friday, March 1, 2013

Moe, Larry and Curly go Fishing off Sanibel Island

AKA, Gary Beach, Mickey Pelczar and Mike Pelczar all from Maryland, I think.
Gary, pictured on the left, is the oldest member in the group and he is a an accomplished angler (at least that's what he told me). Gary was allowed to hold one of the fish caught for the photo opt.
The next time Gary is giving a fishing seminar, it should be on your "must do" list.
Can't wait to fish with Gary again.

Two Old Guys went Fishing

Mike Robbins and Capt Larry Schultz both from downtown Michigan, took a day off from retired life to catch some Redfish. Despite Capt Larry's casting, both were successful in catching some Redfish. The pictures don't lie.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ken Jr out fishes Ken Sr

I took two Ken Filar's out fishing for redfish but only one of the Ken's caught fish. We were fishing on a shallow grass flat near Sanibel-Captiva Island and the water was about 1 to 2 foot in depth. We were using artificial lures and sight casting to the Redfish. With only one pair of polarized sunglasses between the two Ken's, guess who ended up with the glasses and the fish. Dads are still taking care of their sons at any age.
The redfish were "flashing" in and out of potholes and they made for and easy target and a lot of fun.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Broken fly rod Redfish

Chris Detweiler from Pennsylvania caught a Redfish today fly fishing with a spoon fly while fishing in Pine Island Sound
While fighting the above average sized Redfish, his brand new fly rod broke. This was Chris's only second time fly fishing for Redfish and conditions were anything but perfect, so I think he did a great job. Hopefully, we will try again sometime later this week if the weather permits us.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wyatt and Hendry - Kings of the Ladyfish and cold water fishing

Wyatt and Hendry Dodge from cold Connecticut came to warm sunny Florida to fish and it was anything but warm. The day we fished was very windy and VERY cold but it did not bother these brothers at all. They caught tons of ladyfish, some trout and plenty of mangrove snapper. These guys are real anglers and never complain about the conditions one time.
Most of the fish were caught on DOA Cal jigs and live shrimp for the snapper.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Air Head Strikes again

Mickey Pelczar from Maryland, caught some very nice Redfish yesterday using DOA's newest lure. The lure is called Air Head and the redfish were "breaking their neck" to go after that lure. This was partly because conditions were good for fishing and redfish in our area have never seen a lure like this. It also helps that Mickey is a good angler.
We used a few different lures that day but all of our strikes, hits and misses came from the DOA Air Head. Mickey and I were fishing near Sanibel Island, Fl in about 2 feet of water with an incoming tide and the wind was blowing 20 mph out of the South.
Hopefully you will see Mickey again featured in this fishing report, very soon. Mickey fishes more than his brother in law, Mike, who if you remember from a recent post, only fishes with me every 10 years or so.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fwd: Oversized Redfish

Paul Hobby

Begin forwarded message:

From: Paul Hobby <>
Date: February 11, 2013, 6:16:36 PM EST
To: Chris Brown <>
Subject: Oversized Redfish

Chris Brown from Decatur, Alabama caught some very nice redfish on Monday. We were fishing some shallow grass flats near Bokeelia, Fl using soft plastic lures and spinning gear. We didn't catch a lot, but every redfish that he did catch were all over the maximum 27 inch for keeper size.
Not bad for his first time fishing for redfish.

Paul Hobby