Great New Year Fishing Action

Report Date: January 11, 2005

What a start to the new year! Although it has been windy, the fishing has been great. We started the year with Gary Friedman. He and his guest caught 4 sailfish, 2 dolphin and a 35 pound barracuda. On the 2nd, we caught 3 sails, king mackerel of 20 and 30 pounds, 3 school size kings and a couple dolphin. That night Brad Vince and a friend, Kevin caught tarpon of 40, 60, 80, 100 and 120 pounds.

On the 3rd, the John Folker family fished the morning with us and caught 4 dolphin fish and 6 king mackerel.

The 4th produced 8 sailfish, 3 African

The guys from Calder got 3 big african pompano

pompano of about 30 pounds each, ? of a 50 pound amberjack (Fan Fan thought it was a big bait), 6 barracuda, 1 king and 2 dolphin for the boys from Calder.

The 5th it was 2 sailfish, 6 kings, 4 dolphin and a 30 pound wahoo.

Lee Goodrick fished with some of his buddies on the 7th and they caught 6 sailfish, a king, a big whole amberjack, a barracuda and a scamp grouper.

The Goodrick group released 8 sailfish

The 8th we used rubber hooks. We managed to catch 1 of 5 sailfish and a small shark. We did have Drew Orvieto catch a tarpon of over 120 pounds that evening.

The 9th Cindy and Jeanne Pemberton, two great lady anglers, caught 6 sailfish and a dolphin. We caught 2 tarpon that evening.

The 10th was 3 sails and 4 dolphin for the Irwin Appel group.

The 11th was awful good. Sam Gable and Jason Dennis, both from Georgia, caught 6 sailfish, a 30 pound yellowfin tuna, 2 dolphin, 1 king mackerel and 2 tarpon. Both anglers captured the coveted ?Gold Coast Grand Slam?s.

The reservation book is filling fast for the winter/spring season. Please get your reservations in soon. We are still available for the Miami Billfish Tournament. We have won it a couple times, and are ready to win again. For reservations e mail Bouncer at .

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475