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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' Captain Dave Hanson reported, "Frequent customer, Mike Connealy, wanted to treat his brother-in-law, Rodney Bromm, to some sport fishing for big fish on Monday, 3/5, so we headed out about fifteen miles to one of my goliath grouper spots. The guys caught a bunch of blue runners for bait, and then caught and released four goliath grouper, one estimated at 40 pounds, two estimated at 60 pounds, and one estimated at 90 pounds. They figured the fun was worth the sore arms that would no doubt result!

    Bart Arrigo, joined by friends, Steve, Doug, and another Steve, fished 35 miles offshore with me on Tuesday, March 6th. The guys were busy catching all day, using squid and cut-bait to box sixteen vermillion snapper, nineteen nice-sized porgies, three 15-inch grunts, two 13-inch mangrove snapper, and two 14-inch yellowtail snapper. They released three dozen red grouper shorts and a few gag grouper shorts.

    Rain, wind and high seas cancelled out the remainder of this week's planned fishing trips, so that's all for now--more next week!"

    1.) Angler Kay daugherty with a 16-inch triggerfish, caught on squid and released 23 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.

    2.) Angler Liz Condos with an-out-of-season 24-inch gag grouper, caught on cut-bait and released 23 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.

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