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finally a semi-calm day

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Awarded by , 05-21-2009 at 12:10 AM (1005 Views)
Quote Originally Posted by captainbutch


What can I say but yes, I have been a little slack lately with the reports. But, I can't take all the blame, the weather (winds) has had a hand in it as well, a lot of cancellations going on this year due to rough conditions. I won't go if I don't feel it's 100% safe and I hope you can respect that.

However, we did get to go offshore on a bottom fishing trip on the 16th with Andy Edger, Bill Edger, Drew Edger, Kirk Rankin, Bart Rankin, and Brian Hall from Saint Marys, Maryland.

We caught a lot of fish, however, the new size limits that were imposed last year made a pile of them undersized. Plus, If Drew Edger would have had time to instruct the rest of the guys on how to catch fish we would have had a lot more.

Drew was the youngest one in the crowd, and obviously the best fisherman. It was his first time offshore and he showed everyone how it was done with catching Mahi-Mahi, king Mackeral, and most of the keeper bottom fish.

The Black Bass that were big enough were very respectable and were some of the biggest we have caught all year. We also had some nice Grey Snappers, Triggerfish, Silver Snappers, and the "lite line" produced some nice Mahi-Mahi and a King Mackerel.

It's been tough getting out this year with the windy weather, but when you can go, the fish are there. You may have to do like we did today and keep moving to find feeding fish. We marked a lot of fish today. but only a "handful" of spots had fish on them that were actually feeding.

I knew it was going to be tough today by the radio talk, everyone was having trouble finding fish that were feeding, so I "threw in the towel" and headed to my Gulfstream numbers, that's what saved the day for us. Sometimes you gotta' do what you gotta' do, and that's what we did today.

My promise to you is this, "If there are fish out there to be caught, we will do what we have to do to try and find them" and again, we found them!!!

Thanks Guys for fishing with us, it took several tries but we finally got a break in the weather. Hopefully, it will be calm again next month when we do it again!!! God Bless All!!!

Fish On!!!
Capt's. Butch & Chris Foster


  1. Hunter's Haven's Avatar
    Thanks for the report CaptainButch.
    It's good to finally see some saltwater action going on. Keep up the good work!
  2. whosonfirst's Avatar
    Capt. Butch,
    Please say a prayer for clear weather 6/16 as the four of us will arrive on the 14th. I am bring down my Intruder for a little fishing on Monday. We are available to fish either the 15th or 16th, whichever has the best forecast. We are excited to have a chance at Mahi-Mahi, Kings, Grouper and whatever else you can puts us on.
    I have another trip with you and I want to talk to you about the fall. See you soon.