With Capt. Scott Hughes
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|Here are some pictures from
charter fishing trips
in 2001. They are from fishing charters in
Southwest Florida and Florida's east coastal waters. (Scroll to the bottom of
the page for some tarpon pictures)
I love catching billfish off of my flat's skiff !!!
Kingfish a mile off Marco Island in January !
"Laid Up" Tarpon in 12 inches of water. We hooked this tarpon deep in the 10,000 Islands.
At 10-pounds, this is a very nice snook for Feburary. Luke Hellerman caught this southwest Florida snook with a live sardine.
Fishing deck hand Fred Lieb and a 50-pound sailfish!
Sharks provide plenty of action for fishing during windy conditions in late winter and early spring.
Customer Tim Houk "hooked up" and a nice shark .
Speckled trout provide the buld of the inshore fishing though out most of the winter and very early spring!
This 100-pound tarpon was killed by a 13ft hammerhead shark about 30 minutes into the fight. Notice the blood on the front deck of my boat. (April 2001)
Dick yeaton caught this 41" 27-pound snook on 10 pound test in the backcountry of Southwest Florida. (May 2001)
Guess what fish he caught 10 minutes later?
An 18 pound snook!
Goliath and gag grouper provide consisted action in the 10,000 Islands. (April 2001)
Each of the 100+ pound tarpon were caught in the Marco Island/10,000 Islands. (April 2001)
Not every tarpon in the Everglades is 100 pounds. These young tarpon are around 20-30lbs.(April 2001)
Check out these tarpon fishing thumbnails. The tarpon in the 3rd photo is over 6 feet long and 100-pounds. The shark that is about to eat him is probably 12-14 feet long and around 800-pounds! (April & May 2001)
This rare "fat snook" species is only a few pounds from a state record! (July 2001)
I caught this 17-pound snook using a DOA shrimp lure in the St. Lucie River. (July 2001)
This 100-pound blackwater tarpon goes airborne in Charlotte Harbor. (August 2001)
Customers Art Ingalls and Dave Hickman landed these blackwater tarpon in Punta Gorda using live pinfish. We jumped seven charlotte harbor tarpon that morning. (August 2001)
Customer Scott Herrington and I got into these false albacore tuna off the beach near Marco Island. Notice the hundreds of fish striking behind me in the left photo.(October 2001)
Great weather in December produced probably the best fishing of the year. Tarpon, snook, redfish, jack, and trout were biting like crazy!
Snook fishing on the flats! Tarpon fishing nearshore!
Customer Mike Muscatello and his 20-pound snook!
A nice tarpon goes airborne as the sun sets on a December afternoon.
This is Mike's second 20-pounds snook of the day!
Redfish were mixed in with the snook on the flats!
But, as good as the snook and redfish were the tarpon were the "show stoppers" of the month with catches of at least three nice tarpon on every guided charter fishing trip before Christmas. This 70 pound tarpon was Lynn Ono's first tarpon ever!
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