Captain Bouncer Smith – Bouncers Dusky Fishing Report

Posted on August 24th, 2013 by Mike

May fishing has stayed super day after day and even most nights. The 15th we fished with Joe and Jay Della Monica and friend Jack. They caught 2 sailfish, 2dolphin, 2 barracuda, several bonito, 6 king mackerel and closed out this 8 hour trip with 3 tarpon from 80 to 120 pounds. Yes that is two Gold Coast Grand Slams.

The evening was slow as 12 year Alex Lambert missed 3 tarpon before assisting his father with the catch of a 100 pound tarpon. This trip was cut short by heavy rain in the early evening.
 
Alex gets his tarpon to dance
 
Tuesday the Della Monica group caught 6 king mackerel from 8 to 15 pounds, 5 dolphin from 10 to 20 pounds, 5 dolphin in the 5 to 7 pound range, a 30 pound blackfin tuna, a sailfish, a cero mackerel and a bonito.

Wednesday night Nick Crook hosted his 10 year old fishing partner, Alex to some tarpon fishing. Both boys released tarpon in the 80 pound class.

Saturday 7 year old Nelson fished with his father and a friend. Nelosn stole the show with a nice red grouper, a couple strawberry grouper, 3 yelloweye snappers, a 20 pound king, 2 mutton snappers, 1 porgy and 2 dolphin. The adults caught 2 mutton snappers, a nice kitty mitchell grouper and a dolphin.

Saturday night Lawrence Berlyn hosted 3 buddies as they caught 4 snook to 18 pounds and a barracuda.

Monday we fished with Keith and Jeannette Gallaher and their son Chris Weigman. They had a great day catching two 20 pound dolphin, 4 blackfin tuna from 24 to 30 pounds, 4 king fish, a shark on fly, 3 sailfish and a bunch of bonito.

Tuesday Jimmy and Lisa Shellenburger caught 5 sailfish, a 120 pound hammerhead shark, a small shark, 2 dolphin, and several king mackerel.

The evening trip was tough. Our guest of honor caught the only tarpon that bit all evening. Of course it was a very tough 153 pound beast..

Wednesday Jimmy and Lisa caught another sailfish, a bruising 75 pound monster bested by Lisa. Jimmy caught a 35 pound bull dolphin as they both caught loads of small dolphin, a ten pound dolphin, several bonito and several king mackerel.

Big John and Alex Lambert took advantage of a late start by catching 3 tarpon out of 8 bites. Of note was the fact that Big John got 1 of 2 tarpon he hooked on artificial shrimp and 12 year old Alex bested a 125 pound tarpon that he tricked into eating a 52M Mirrorlure rigged on a 5/0 Daiichi circle hook. These big female tarpon full of roe are extra tough. Alex got reminded of this as his fish took 2 hours of hard work as his fish traveled over 4 miles during the battle.
 
Alex scores a tarpon to be admired
 
We are off to the Bahamas for a few days. Send me an email and we will plan your fishing adventure as soon as we get back. captbouncer@bellsouth.net