• Fishbuster Charters Weekly Report 1-19

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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.

  • Fishbuster Charters Weekly Report 1-19

    Fishbuster Charters' Captain Dave Hanson reported, "On Monday, 1/14, I headed offshore with Bill Conklin and his two friends, Mark and Susan. NOAA had forecast seas of two to three feet well offshore, but even out just eighteen miles from New Pass, we encountered seas of three to four feet. We didnít head out any further than that, due to rough conditions. The group used cut-bait and squid to box a dozen grunts, and released a red grouper short and a remora.


    Thursday, 1/17, I headed out about 22 miles from New Pass with long-time customers Ron Musick and Eddie Alfonso. The seas were calming down, after a few days of rough ones, but it was still a little choppy. The guys used cut-bait and squid to box fourteen nice porgies to 14 inches, along with a mess of grunts. They released a few red grouper shorts, along with fifteen yellowtail snapper shorts and one short mangrove snapper.


    Frequent customers Mike and Clint Connealy fished well offshore with me on Friday, 1/18, in spots ranging from 35 to 40 miles west of New Pass. The father-son anglers used squid and cut-bait to catch and release 31 red grouper shorts, and they boxed ten porgies to 15 inches, and released an equal amount, having no need to keep that many fish. They added to the fish box one keeper yellowtail snapper.


    Saturday morning, 1/19, seas began to build ahead of another cold front due to arrive Sunday into Monday. It was choppy 19 miles west of New Pass, where I fished with Allison Kelly, her boyfriend, Dan, and her parents, Kerry and Kevin Kelly. The group used squid and cut-bait to box a dozen nice grunts and a keeper lane snapper. They released thirteen red grouper shorts, a few sand perch, and a 13-inch triggerfish."

    1.) Angler Mike Connealy with a 16-inch sheepshead, the largestof several keeper sheepshead he caught on shrimp in Estero Bay on a recentinshore Fishbuster Charter.


    2.) Angler John Royer with a 15-inch mangrove snapper, caught onsquid and released 20 miles west of New Pass on a recent offshore FishbusterCharter.
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