December Delights

Report Date: December 9, 2004

December is coming up action. We have had a pretty good week. We had 3 fellows from Washington D.C. out to celebrate an upcoming wedding. The guest of honor was Coddy. They caught a triple header of sailfish out in 350 feet of water after seeing a sailfish ?free jumping? and firing the baits out in front of the fish. With the big game taken care of, it was off in search of food for Sunday?s cook out. We got a nice gray grouper and 3 small cobia off a couple wrecks. Near the end of the day, we set up one more drift for general action. Coddy was dropping a ?Mega Bait?

Coddy with "Mega Bait" mutton

spiced with a pilchard down to the bottom in 125 to 135 feet of water. In fifteen minutes he caught 3 mutton snapper from 3 to 8 pounds. We were shocked. A nice king finished off this trip.

Sunday produced 3 mutton snapper, 1 gray grouper, 1 snowy grouper, 1 scamp grouper and several amberjacks while dropping on some wrecks.

Tuesday produced a sailfish on a deep line in 350 feet of water. That was after catching 3 beautiful black grouper on live pinfish, 4 kingfish and a bonito on live pilchards on the surface and a nice mutton snapper on a live pilchard fished on the bottom. The evening was a little frustrating with 6 tarpon bending the rods, but only one brought to boat side.

Wednesday our catch was a pair of new 225 Mercury Optimax engines for Bouncer?s Dusky 33.

Thursday, Our only angler, Jim Lonbeau caught two sailfish on the kite, three kingfish, a nice dolphin and a red grouper. The afternoon produced no tarpon action.

We are in the sailfish tournament season. For the first time in years we have openings to take on new teams to fish these events. Cocoplum Sailfish is January 14-16. The Mayor?s Cup is January 29 and 30. Bob Lewis Billfish Challenge is March 5 and 6. Billfish Masters is March 19 and 20. And the Yamaha/-Contender Miami Billfish Tournament is April 8-10. Most of these dates are still available on Bouncer?s Dusky 33. If any of these appeal to you, let us know and we will give you all the details.

December means the sails are here along with African pompano, big jacks, groupers and a lot of others. So give us a call at 305-945-5114 or e-mail to make a reservation. Let?s go catch some fish!

Happy Holidays
From all of us to all of you

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475