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capt mike

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  1. I personally like the Albright it's one of the smallest and strongest knots for line to leader connection. I determine the amount of leader I'm using for the type of fishing situation I'm in or the target fish I'm fishing for. But for general rule of thumb for artificials I like to use about 3' to 4' leader. For live bait I like to use 6' to 8' of leader.


  2. This is going to be an excellent seminar that Alex is going to be teaching! He is one of the best at catching Kingfish while anchored. The coolest thing about anchor fishing these fish is that you can catch all sorts of species along with kingfish and usually you get the biggest fish! So come on out and enjoy the free seminar!


  3. Thank you for all the kind words Michael it means a lot! The pleasure was all mine that day. It was awesome seeing your family all enjoying the day and willing to stop and learn more about how we where catching the fish than just wanting to throw baits in the water. Those are the trips I really enjoy and look forward to! Here are a few pics from the awesome day we had on the water.post-85-14121222159691_thumb.jpg post-85-1412122215992_thumb.jpgpost-85-14121222160483_thumb.jpgpost-85-14121222160683_thumb.jpgpost-85-14121222160873_thumb.jpgpost-85-14121222161088_thumb.jpgpost-85-14121222161264_thumb.jpgpost-85-1412122216145_thumb.jpg


  4. Unless you are catching bonefish, tarpon, permit drag is not a important factor. Unless you are catching 30" fish you are hardly ever going to see the backing. Honestly if it's sealed or not not a big deal unless you plan on dunking your real for a cool photo. For our fish around here its just a fly line holder.


  5. For my self on the beach fish I like to throw an Olive and white EP or Polar Fiber Minnow.Also an Olive and white or an All white deceiver is another great fly. For the approach use a fairly long Fluorocarbon leader like up to 14'.


  6. Phisherman813 Thats what I try to implement on my boat when I take out customers. Sure catching a lot of fish is fun but understanding how you were able to catch those fish and being able to duplicate that when you go out the next time is even better. I would say probably 90% of my charters usually consist of people that our new here or just beginning and they are wanting to learn the Tampa bay area. Though it is a little bit harder to teach when you have more people on the boat making sure every is baited and fish being de hooked lol. Also there is a group of us captains that will come on your vessel and show you how we would fish off of your boat to help accelerate the learning curve at a less expensive cost.


  7. One reason why a lot of captains do not accept credit cards is because we will have to either up charge you or lose money buy running your card. So preferably like Jcolby said Cash first than check second. Also 600 dollars is the going rate for a inshore charters here in Tampa Bay. My rates start at $400 for two people half a day, $600 for a full day two people.


  8. There could be several reasons why you are getting those knots in your line but more often than not its from rushing your cast and getting sloppy creating tailing loops that throw knots into your line. I know its hard to relax when you got some big fish in front of you but just keep calm make sure your cast is reaching its full potential and put it to em! Though as long as the fish eats that's all that matters! keep up the good work Phil!


  9. Way to get it Done Phil!!!! Those are some awesome catches for sure! I noticed the blisters on the hand ouch! One thing you might want to try to stop that from happening again is to change your grip on the fly rod. Act like you are shaking someones hand and use the same approach while holding your fly rod.

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