Saturday, November 28, 2009

Biloxi Marsh Hot with Captain Greg Dini

Though the weather was overcast today, Greg and I released 6 redfish from 7 to 30 pounds in 4 hours...Images to follow soon!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Looking Forward to Captain Greg Dini/ New Orleans

As the header says, I'm counting the hours to when Greg and I ply the marshes of Louisiana for bull reds.

Tarpon Still Going Strong!

Since the bulk of the frontal trough passed through Florida leaving calm water and cloudy skies, I ventured forth in search of the silver king. I love calm water that's over 75 degrees under dull skies, since I feel that tarpon are ultimately a low-light fish..a bit like seatrout.

Everything was just right and the action was outstanding...and will be if you know just the right places to suit the conditions!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Butch Moser Fresh Water Bonanza Images by Jan Maizler

An excellent day...over 100 releases of 5 different species on a half-day trip!
Captain Butch Moser 561-254-2790

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tarpon in Regalia!

Slight warming trend after the front and seasonal regularity put the tarpon right where I expected.

Results for three hours- 2 strikes, 2 jumped, 1 30-pounder released.


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Image Sonata by Art Blank...

These Bryson City images are imbued with the kinds of woody browns and silvery cascades that
call for fireplaces, fall festivals in afternoon light, fellowship in food and wine (ribeyes and pinot noir?), and of course, a fine rainbow or two on the fly.
Art Blank- 1-215-345-4432

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tarpon Action Continues!

8:00 a.m. was the last of an early dawn bite and I just went "2 for 6" on tarpon. The water is clearing as it cools and thin 30# fluorocarbon leaders are necessary. These very light leaders caused easier fray-throughs, even on "bowed-to" jumps. Just like the last few trips, there was a frustrating need for longer battles due to less line pressure called for on the thin leaders.

The tarpon are moving into the back bays with the advance of the cooler weather.

I may have to go to 40# fluorocarbon and settle for less strikes, but more released fish after quicker fights.

Anyway, two released fish ain't shabby and were in the 30-pound class!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Jan's New Article in Sport Fishing Magazine

My new article on flats rods optimization is out in the current Sport Fishing Magazine.

Follow the link to the magazine's cover and contents...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FlatsFishingOnline to Field Test Spro Lures!

There's an exciting array of Spro bucktails and Swimbaits (plugs) that I'll be field testing in South Florida and Caribbean waters for the fall and winter season.

Basically, the breakdown is-

*Bill Siemantel Signature Ocean swimbait

*Bill Siemantel Signature BBZ-1 Shad swimbait

*Prime bucktails in 3/8 and 1/2 ounce models.

With this arsenal, it looks like I'll have a thorough spread of lures to toss at inshore and offshore gamefish. I'd be remiss to not add that these offerings are armed with sticky-sharp Gamakatsu hooks.

Saturday, November 07, 2009