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Captain Shawn's
Fishing Report for October 2007

Hello everyone, Well, lets get right to it. The fishing has been fishing!!! For the most part it has been really good with as usual a slow day mixed in here and there but that is what keeps us coming back isn't it. The kings are out off the beaches and plenty of them and the cool thing is you don't have to go way out to get some big ones. I have been spending most of my time out there within 2 miles of the beach and some days just a few hundred yards off the beach. The kings we have been getting are about 10-15lbs. with a few in the 25lbs class and then the occasional smoker that has eluded us to this point but the season isn't over yet and I have a score to settle with that fish that has all of my hooks in his mouth. The Spanish Mackerel are thick in the same places so when you aren't catching kings you can bet your drag will be singing to you with a big mackerel on. Just about all the mackerel have been in the 30" class so they put up a great fight. Inshore fishing has been just as good with some high number days on snook and red fish but some days it is one or the other but we have had 50 fish days on snook and 30 fish days on the reds and the weird thing is you can fish the same place two days in a row and one day you will catch all snook and the next day you will catch one or two snook and the rest will be red fish. The biggest snook we have boated this month was 36" and the biggest red was about 34". We have had quite a few keeper snook and that is a challenge in itself with the new laws being 28"-33" but we have had a lot of slot size reds. The triple tail are still around as well and they are so easy to catch and are great for dinner as well. The season is looking really good and don't get to worried about the cold fronts just yet, we actually need a couple of them to cool the water down and really get things going so do yourself a favor and get out there and bend a rod.

Sincerely,
Capt. Shawn Crawford
941-747-3856


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