Great Summer Fishing

Report Date: July 6, 2005

Good bye July and hello August. July went out with a bang. We were so busy catching fish, that we did a bad job of updating our reports.

On the 17th we caught 6 mutton snappers, a black grouper, a big red grouper, a sailfish, king, 6 bonitos, a yellow jack and an amberjack for an action filled day. All these fish were caught while anchor fishing over reefs and wrecks in 90 to 120 feet of water with the Lyndon Fly party.

On the 18th we fished an evening trip with Brad and Drew Orvieto and caught 8 snook to 18 pounds, 3 jack crevalle, 2 barracuda and 2 out of 3 tarpon that we hooked. We fished around the inlet with live herring for bait.

On the 19th Gary and his guest fished from 5 to 9 PM around the inlet with us. They caught 20 snook, most of which were 12 to 21 pounds and 3 big jack crevalle. They used 71 live herring during the trip and had strikes on nearly every bait.

On the 20th Ziad Sultan fished with us by himself. He caught a sailfish, 4 grouper 12 to 20 pounds, a big porgy, a mutton snapper, a snook and 3 barracudas.

We took a little vacation till the 29th. On the 29th Mariano, his brother and sister Annie caught a 17 pound red grouper, a 13 pound genuine red snapper, a dozen almaco jacks, 6 bonito and a barracuda.

That evening Brian and his son Mitchell Adam caught 7 snook, 2 barracuda and 2 jack crevalle up to 15 pounds.

Saturday, the 30th, Armondo Montalvo and his son Eddie and I headed for Bimini. On the way across we caught 4 dolphin. The afternoon produced 25 yellowtail snapper, 2 big amberjack, a barracuda, a shark and black grouper of 24 and 28 pounds.

Sunday they caught 8 big yellowtails, a 16 pound red grouper, 6 school size dolphin, 6 barracuda, a wahoo over 30 pounds and a matching bull dolphin over 30 pounds.

Monday they finished their trip with a bunch of yellowtail snapper, 6 big horse eye jacks, some 5 pound blue runners and 5 sharks from 75 to 150 pounds.

Wednesday we were back to Miami fishing. Mike, Mike and Alex caught 4 sailfish. 3 of these sails ate baits that were at least 60 feet below the surface on weighted lines. The weighted lines also produced 4 king mackerel over 10 pounds each, 6 bonitos, 2 barracudas and a 35 pound African pompano.

That evening was slow at the inlet. We caught 2 small snook and 2 small barracuda.

Thursday George and Georgie caught 1 of 2 sailfish. We had a nice blue marlin eat a bait, but escape. 3 kings and 3 bonito filled out their day.

On the evening trip 11 year old Jamilea caught a blackfin tuna over 30 pounds plus a bonito. Her sister 12 year old Desiree caught a couple kings and a bonito and they let their dad, Gary, catch a bonito as well.

Jamilea with her dad and her tuna

Friday, young men, Sam and Matt cashed in on their first prize from the Lighthouse Point Light Keeper?s Tournament. They caught 3 out of 6 sailfish, a big blackfin tuna, 4 kings, 4 bonitos and a jack crevalle.

Friday evening produced a snook, a jack crevalle, 3 kings and 2 bonitos.

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

Phone: (305) 439-2475