Hot Sails and Tarpon

Report Date: March 11, 2004

We have had some great fishing this week. The Della Monicas fished with us Tuesday and Wednesday and caught 5 sailfish each day on live herring fished on the kite and flat lines. A couple bonito spiced up their action. Tuesday night we caught 1 tarpon and 5 Spanish mackerel with Al Fisher and his sons. Wednesday night Aaron Teele and his fishing partner caught and released tarpon of approximately 110, 120, 20 and 130 pounds while fishing with live shrimp at Government Cut.

Today we had Benjie Hiller, his son Gabriel and friend Jack out with their ultra light tackle. They caught and released 5 sails, 2 bonito and 2 barracuda on 6 pound test line. Benjie caught and released 2 sails on 4 pound test line. And Jack added another sail on 8 pound test line. They caught 8 of 9 sailfish that bit. Their only loss was a sail that got away when another sail ate the kite marker on the line. They were fishing live herring on Eagle Claw circle hooks, in 100 to 140 feet of water off Key Biscayne. Gab, fought a big tarpon on 6 pound line for an hour tonight till the line broke while slugging it out with this big fish in the ship channel.

Monday night, March 15th we will be fishing on the outdoor channel at 8 PM eastern time with Mark Sosin on Mark Sosin?s Salt Water Journal. The show will also air on the Sunshine Channel 11:30 AM on Friday the 19th. Repeats of the show will air through the week on both channels.

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. Guest experts will be from Penn Reels, Strip teasers and Evinrude. Call 954-922-8890 for further information.

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475