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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,"The first trip of the New Year was an offshore one on Wednesday, 1/2/19, with Brian and Tracy Matlock, their young sons, Graham and Iman, and friend John Royer and his young son, Eli. The group used squid and cut bait eighteen miles west of New Pass to catch three mangrove snapper, including one keeper at 15 inches. They added ten good-sized grunts to the fish box, and they released five red grouper shorts, a 14-inch mutton snapper short, and a 17-inch bluefish.

    I fished 18 to 23 miles offshore from New Pass with long-time, seasonal customer Ron Musick, for his first trip of the season on Thursday morning, 1/3. Fishing was still a bit slow, but we boxed a dozen grunts and released a half-dozen red grouper shorts, all of which bit on squid."

    1.) Young angler Luke Tinker with a 16-inch lane snapper, thelargest of five keeper lanes he and his family caught on squid 20 mileswest of New Pass on a recent offshore Fishbuster Charter.

    2.) Angler Jennifer Tinker with a 14-inch triggerfish, caught onsquid and released 20 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore FishbusterCharter.
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