Red Hot Catching

Report Date: December 24, 2004

What a week of fishing!!! We had George Palzak and a friend of his, Allen out Monday and they caught 2 sailfish, a 25 pound king mackerel, several other kings and caught a tarpon about 120 pounds after breaking the line on another tarpon.

Tuesday we fished with Dave Barry and Eric. They had a slower day with 6 kings up to 25 pounds and 7 amberjack up to 50 pounds.

Wednesday it was back with George and Allen. They turned it up a notch and caught 4 tarpon to 100 pounds, 2 kings of 25 pounds each, 4 more kings, a dolphin fish and 2 sailfish. Wednesday night Dave Barry fished alone with us and caught 6 tarpon from 50 to 80 pounds, 2 bluefish and a big ladyfish.

Thursday was really hot as well. We caught 2 out of 6 tarpon in the morning, 3 sailfish in the middle of the day and 2 out of 5 tarpon in the afternoon. Thursday night Don and Sandy

Sandy Blake with her swordfish release

Blake each caught and released a swordfish. Don?s about 70 pounds and Sandy?s about 50.

Yes, that is 4 tarpon, 3 sailfish and 2 swordfish in one day of fishing off Miami Beach. That was a real thrill for the crew as well as the anglers aboard Bouncer?s Dusky 33.

Friday was tough. Whenever the sky is blue, the wind in dead and there is no current, you know fishing will be great, but catching will be slow. Still we caught a 17 pound mutton snapper, gray groupers of 15 and 22 pounds, 3 almaco jacks and a 25 pound amberjack.

Fun on a wreck

We are still available for the Mayor?s Cup, Billfish Challenge and Miami Billfish Tournaments. To plan your day on the water, e-mail or call 305-945-5114. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475