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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,"Rich and Marnie Henke and their two sons, Anthony and Lucas, fished southern Estero Bay’s backwaters with me on Monday, 12/10. The family used live shrimp to catch two redfish, 18 inches and 20 inches, which would have been keepers if not for the current moratorium on harvesting reds. So we released those, along with an 18-inch snook, one mangrove snapper short, and two crevalle jacks. Sheepshead action was steady, and the family caught ten of those, including two keepers at 14 inches and 15 inches.


    Long-time and frequent customer, Mike Connealy had hoped to fish offshore on Wednesday, 12/12, but seas were four foot, even near-shore, so we opted for the backwaters instead. Mike used live shrimp to catch twenty sheepshead, including three keepers measuring 14 to 16 inches. He also caught and released a crevalle jack and two puffer fish."


    1.) Angler Mike Connealy with a 40-inch blacknose shark, caughton cut-bait 28 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.




    2.) Angler Barry Cermak with a 20-inch porgy, caught on squid 35miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.

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