Spring Fish are big for Kids

Report Date: April 9, 2007

We must be getting too old for this journalism. Or we are catching too many fish. It has been a month since our last report.

Over the last month we did a lot of fishing with high winds. Now the weather is beautiful and we are still catching a few real nice fish.

We had a lot of days with 5 or 6 sailfish. Rosemarie Williamson fished with us from noon till 5 PM on the 19th. She caught her first 4 sailfish, a dolphin over 20 pounds, a king mackerel and a bonito.

Jeanne Pemberton fished with her mother Cindy. Cindy caught a sailfish and Jeanne caught a 300 pound bull shark. A mutton snapper and a dolphin put dinner on the table.

We fished a tournament with Brooke Baldwin and Joe. They caught 15 sailfish and that was a lot of fun with no prizes other than great fishing.

Lynn with big bull

The Lynn Weber crowd fished two days and caught 19 dolphin including two over 22 pounds each by Deanne and a 30 pound bull by Lynn. They caught cero and spanish mackerel, an amberjack 6 big jack crevalle, a red grouper, a 25 pound black grouper and 6 bonito. Brian caught a beautiful 80 pound spinner shark that jumped at least 10 times.

We finished off March with the Yamaha/Contender Miami Billfish Tournament. Steve Nichols brought in his top angler, daughter Amanda to show off her skills. While Steve caught 1 sailfish, Amanda caught 8 sailfish and several big dolphin.

Amanda took 3rd place angler in the tournament, 2nd place lady angler, top angler aboard an outboard boat and heaviest fun fish by a lady angler. We sure enjoyed all those smiles at the awards dinner.

Amanda caught 8 sails to win

April 2nd and 3rd it was Gino, Mario and Pietro on the rods. These young men caught a big barracuda, 6 bonito, Mario caught a sailfish, a dolphin, 3 school size king mackerel, a 15 pound wahoo, a small amberjack and a bonnet head shark. Gino stole the show with a big nurse shark and a 39 pound king mackerel.

Gino with 39 lb king

13 year old Pete Kane caught 3 permit in the 22 pound range and a 25 pound cobia while his dad Tom cheered him on.

13 year old Greg Stallone caught and released a 41 pound african pompano and an 18 pound barracuda Saturday evening.

Tarpon fishing has been the worst I have even seen, but we still have a few evenings with a couple 100 pound fish per evening.

Mario sailfish

I hope we can catch some swordfish and snook together this summer, Bouncer

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Capt. Bouncer Smith
1521 Alton Road, #505
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 439-2475
Email: CaptBouncer@bellsouth.net