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October 29th - November 4, 2006


Hi, Capt Glenn reporting for this week. With the arrival of a mild cold front, we have had some strong NE winds. I have started to fish at night for some nice snook. Trolling with Bomber Long A's in the mouth of the Caloosahatchie River. On a 4hr trip last night resulted in 8 fish on, of which 4 were landed. There were 2 fish that were 26" long and 1 fish of 24" long and finally 1 fish of 29.5" long. I will be targeting these fish 'til Dec. 15th when snook season closes. I catch some of the largest fish of the year fishing this way. Greenbacks have been hard to come by for bait, so I have been using shrimp for bait. Some nice trout have come in this week. Now that trout season has closed for Nov.- Dec., I will be concentrating my efforts on snook and redfish. There will be some nice sheepshead starting to move in. Some pompano, Spanish mackerel, and bluefish have moved in on the deeper flats. I have targeted these fish with live shrimp on a 1/8th oz jighead also on popping corks with 16" to 24" leader with a 2/0 short shank live bait hook. I am going to start some trips to Islamorada in the keys. These trips will be 3 to 5 day package trips in the months of Jan - Feb. Rooms and food will be provided. Weather permitting, I will be fishing for dolphin, tarpon, permit, bonefish, grouper, snapper, and sharks. If you would be interested in this trip please e-mail me @ captggrimes@aol.com for details. Thank you Capt Glenn.

 

October 22nd - October 28, 2006


Hi, Capt Glenn reporting for this week. Well, fish are biting good with the first part of the week being bigger fish and fewer bites and the last half of the week being more bites but smaller fish. With the natural bait fish being more and more scarce the fish seem to be turning to shrimp and small pinfish. My clients caught some really nice snook this week with a 33.5" snook anchoring the list. Some nice reds also showed themselves this week with a 28.5" red topping the list of reds. I have been able to get clients on a lot of smaller snook in the 26" range this week. The reds have also have been biting in the 22" to 24" range. With the coming of cold fronts the large snook will be moving into the river mouth making them suckers for a bomber plug trolled along the shoreline at night. Some of the largest snook that I get all year are caught this way. I have not been fishing for seatrout too much this week as I have been concentrating on snook and redfish. But, I have heard of some good bites coming from some of the other guides. There are some good-sized sheepsheads moving in. Also, a lot of Spanish mackeral and large sized jacks. Well that does it for this week. Thank you Capt Glenn.

 

October 1st - October 7th, 2006


Hi, folks Capt Glenn reporting for this week. Well after 5 days of hard blowing NE winds I am happy to see some lighter winds. With that said, the snook, reds, and trout have all come on strong this week. Although the bite was not real fast the fish were biting just fast enough to make you pay attention. Had some real nice snook caught this week with a 33" snook anchoring the list. As usual greenbacks floated on a Cajun thunder popping cork did the trick. It seems that the fish are making their annual run to the river mouths. This means shorter runs and more fishing time. Night fishing for snook will begin heating up any time now. This means some of the largest snook of the year will be caught. Some redfish have been showing up in the creel also. They have fallen for the greenbacks on a popping cork. Most of the reds have been caught while fish for snook. So the fish are mixing it up with each other. Most of the reds have been in the slot range of 22" to 26". But this is the time of year when some real brute sized reds can show up. Seatrout have been biting better now that the weather has cooled off. These fish can be caught on live bait or artificials. I like to use the same baits that I used for snook and reds for trout. There have been some nice creels of trout caught this week despite the wind. Lots of Spanish mackeral around also. Well that does it for this week. Thank you Capt Glenn.

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