Swords and Sails

Report Date: February 25, 2004

Boy, it has been a busy week. Some great catches ands some just good. We shot a TV show with Mark Sosin which should air in March. It would be seen on OLN at 8 PM eastern time on a Monday night. We should know the date before it airs. We caught big jacks on plugs and flies as well as a big permit and amberjack.

Friday evening we caught 2 tarpon over 90 pounds on live shrimp. Saturday we caught and released some amberjacks in the morning, a sailfish release and some bottom fish in the afternoon and a nice swordfish release in the evening. I wish everyone could enjoy one of these trips. Flat calm water, a million stars and the Hydro Glow light attracting flying fish, tinker mackerel, ocean oddities and swordfish. We had a 200+ pound swordfish chasing bait in the light for what seemed like minutes. It was breath taking.

Sunday we had Gary and TJ Gullo out with their dad. They caught a few kingfish, a 25 pound amberjack and a 40 pound Warsaw grouper. We catch an average of 1 Warsaw per year, so that was quite a thrill. On the evening trip, we were supposed to go tarpon fishing at the inlet. That changed to a swordfish trip when Bruce Sher saw how calm it was. It was a good move. We had 4 swordfish bites, jumped a little one, boated a swordfish about 75 pounds and released one about 90 to 100 pounds.

Monday was very slow for us. We caught one of two sailfish, a couple bonito and a couple small bottom fish. The evening produced a short unsuccessful battle with a tarpon. Tuesday produced plenty of bonitos, a king, a big rainbow runner, a big amberjack and a small grouper.

If you see us out there on Bouncer?s Dusky 33 say hello. Or we will see you at the kingfish and tuna catching seminar at Dusky Sport Center on March 23rd at 6 PM.

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

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