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  • Captain Dave Hanson is a native of southwest Florida. He has been fishing local waters since childhood, and has been fishing professionally for over fifteen years. He is Coast Guard licensed, and is a member in good standing of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce. He has been quoted and featured in several national fishing magazines, and he also appears weekly in the fishing reports sections of the local paper.

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    Fishbuster Charters' CaptainDave Hanson reported, "Seas were pretty rough throughout the weekend andfirst part of the next week. Thursday was finally calm, and long-time customer,Ron Musick, was ready for his first offshore trip of the season, joined byfriends, Eddie Alfonso and Richard Arnett. The guys fished in various spotsfrom 18 to 22 miles west of New Pass, using squid and cut-bait. They boxedtwenty-five grunts to 14 inches, along with five keeper lane snapper and fourporgies. They released a dozen red grouper shorts.

    Friday, 1/12, was a windy day,just ahead of another strong cold front headed to our area. With four-foot seasoffshore, John Thomas, Matt Smith, Craig Sims and Steve McKey traded in theiroffshore plans for a morning of fishing in the backwaters of southern EsteroBay, where they used live shrimp to catch a conglomerate of over fifty fish.The guys were in town for a conference, and had no need for keeping fish, sothey released all, including about forty sheepshead to 15 inches, nine blackdrum to 16 inches, and several crevalle jacks."


    1.) Young angler Carlyn Zitur with a 13inch sheepshead, caught on shrimp in Estero Bay on a recent inshore Fishbuster Charter.



    2.) Angler Mike Connealy with an 15-inch rtriggerfish, caught on squid and released 19 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.

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