August 28, 2012 @ 9:02 PM
Sorry for the delay in getting out a report, but there have been many changes over the past two months at Hope Fishing Adventures.
The first and most exciting was the addition of a new boat to our fleet. She is a 1982 Proline 24’ Flatback, a classic West Florida boat. We had her stripped down to the bare hull and have completely remade her into a great fishing platform. You can check out the pictures on our site and see the transformation.
Now, on to the fishing. The only word I could use to describe the recent activity is AWESOME. My goal has been to target the PERMIT (my favorite species to catch) on the near-shore wrecks. But the weather has only cooperated a few days. On those limited days, the fish .........
June 4, 2012 @ 7:32 PM
INSHORE: Snook were out and active this weekend feeding in the passes and deep cuts. The full moon this time of year makes the big females feel a little amorous. So the smaller males, thinking they might get lucky, are eating all they can to build their strength up. Live bait pitched along the mangroves and pass mouths are hard to pass up for these snook. Small tarpon are in all the back country creeks and rivers, larger tarpon in the passes and bays close to the front. It’s hard to beat "Gods all natural" live bait, but arties work as well. Look for rolling fish and remember to be slow and sneaky in that shallow water. Trout are on fire with limits of upper slot trout pretty easy to get. Soft scented.........