Windy Fishing

Report Date: December 30, 2004

Somebody turn off the fan. Windy is the word for the last week of the year. The fish are around, but it is tough catching them. Sunday the wind blew up to 40 knots from the west. We anchored in 90 feet of water and the Adam

Enrique Adams catches his first sail in 38 knot winds

family caught 4 king mackerel and 2 sailfish before throwing in the windblown towel at noon.

Monday was the nicest day of the week. It only blew 15 to 20 the first couple hours with sails chasing ballyhoo all over the ocean. By the time 13 year old Eric Hamilton told his grandfather Gill it was time to go home, Eric had caught and released 4 sailfish and a 30 pound amberjack.

Eric released 4 sails

Wednesday George and Guillermo Rodriguez released a sailfish and boated 3 school dolphin plus 15, 20 and 25 pound dolphin. Wednesday night Joe Lobianco, his wife Diana and Glen Tatem caught and released 13 tarpon

Glenn Tatem released this 30 pound permit

and a 30 pound permit. Winds 20 to 30 knots.

Thursday The Spencer Pepe party caught 2 sailfish, a dolphin, a cero mackerel, a king mackerel and a small shark. Winds 25 to 32 knots.

Well the year is coming to a close. We started the year with a tournament victory, suffered family tragedy and four near misses with hurricanes, caught some great fish, gained some fantastic new friends and clients and lost others. The year went out with a big blow. May 2005 be a great one for all of us.

We are available for the Billfish Masters and the Miami Billfish Tournament. We look forward to many days and nights of fun fishing trips. Give us a call at 305-945-5114 or e-mail at to join the fun. Tight lines, Bouncer

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475