Friday, August 22, 2008

Every Tarpon has a Silver Lining....

The warm weather went wetter with Faye, but no downturn effects on the tarpon fishing from one of the most persistent -okay, steering currents!- tropical storms in recent Florida history.

It's really only a matter of finding the current tarpon spot in Miami, since this species has become present on a year-round basis. Just think about water temps over 75 degrees and the right locale almost suggests itself.

I had a great morning with 4 fish from 20 to 40 pounds released, and another 5 or 6 strikes. Two big hints are that firstly, tarpon often feed in congregate bursts; and during those times still retain definite profile and taste preferences. Secondly, watch the speed and arc of their rolling to determine their position in the water column. When in doubt, think midsurface to bottom.

Jan Maizler

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Field Test- FishGillz Sunglasses

I'll be field-testing the new floating FishGillz sports glasses. The model I 've chosen for the flats is the Avalon, which has bronze-colored lenses.
The following is a quote from the company's web site content about this line of sunglasses.

"Give your eyes the protection from glare that they deserve and need. FishGillz have a sleek, polymer wrap frame that is both fashionable and durable for any activity. The wide temples provide extra protection from the elements, and the patented Micro-Filter® Lens Technology eliminates glare and harmful UVA sunlight. Built for functionality and fit, FishGillz are made to suit the needs of even the most extreme sporting enthusiasts."
Jan Maizler

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quick Recap of Angling Travel...

April 2008- Sanibel/Captain Mike Smith- snook: abundant.

May 2008- Bonaire/Captain Van Der Bijl- bonefish: abundant.

June 2008- Campeche, Mexico/ Raul Castaneda- tarpon: abundant; sea trout: super abundant

July 2008- Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel affected by recently-passed tropical storm.

August 2008- St. Augustine/ Captains Wenrow and Cochran- giant redfish and flounder abundant.

August 2008- Bocas of Trinidad/ Captain Danny Agostini- tarpon- average.

Jan Maizler

Sunday, August 10, 2008

In Trinidad and Fishing The Bocas...

It's been good to get back to Trinidad. This time it was to give the tarpon fishing in the Bocas a try. I understood from my captain, Danny Agostini, that the Trinidad Tarpon Bash tournament is no longer. He stated it was replaced by the TDC of T/T (Trinidad and Tobago) and is called Tarpon Thunder. We are staying at The Crews Inn in the northwest point of Chaguaramas ( ).

Though Art Blank and I were not part of the tournament, there were many boats in the Bocas. We have fished the last 1 and 1/2 days and have been in the midst of a low point in silver king action. I did manage a 50-pounder, which was a thrill to catch alongside the lush mountains! All of us that pursue tarpon know them to be unpredictable at times.

When we did not fish in the middays, we explored the Asa Wright Nature Center, and of course the growing and charming preservation district.

For now, thanks to...

Trinidad and Tobago TDC
InJoy Tours
Crews Inn
Captain Danny Agostini

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Crescent Beach Flats, Bluffs, and Captain Vaughn Cochran by Jan Maizler

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Art Blank and I just returned from some awesome angling in beautiful St. Augustine. In 2 days, we released 14 giant redfish. Our smallest fish was around 18 pounds. My top fish was 30 pounds, while Art released a monster estimated at 35 pounds. In addition, we also released a dozen flounder. Thanks again to Captains Tom Winrow, Vaughn Cochran and the Barrier Island Inn!
Art Blank/Right Angling Images
Stillwater Charters
Captain Tom Winrow
Blackfly Charters
Captain Vaughn Cochran
1- 904-997-2220
Barrier Island Inn
Jan Maizler

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Friday, August 01, 2008

South Carolina Image by Art Blank

These are a few of the images Photog. Art Blank ( of Right Angling Images 1-215-345-4432)
took last winter when we fished in Myrtle Beach and Little River, South Carolina.

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South Carolina Image by Art Blank

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