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Gator Hunting, and the rest of the Sweet water adventure.

Capt. Brady Nelson
September 8, 2012
Anna Maria - Freshwater Fishing Report

While redfish and trout are still being caught in good numbers here in the bay, I and a few clients have slipped off to the center of the state to do a little alligator hunting, with great success. After a little cruising around the lake my first gator group, a good fishing client of mine, "Sean and his son" and my self managed to get a 10'gator to come within striking distance and with alot of quick thinking and the right equipment managed to get control of the big gator.

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When using tarpon rods and 50lb test to bring them to the boat this can prove to be tricky in all the heavy cover. We also managed to get his son a nice healthy 6' gator.

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The big gator of the trip reared his head in front of the wrong group of hunters on Sep. 2nd and fell victim to Jeff and Amy some other regular big fishing clients of mine. We used three tarpon style rods, a cross bow, two harpoons, a snare and finally a bang stick to take the big Gator that measured out at 12' and around 800lb a real dinosaur.

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The 2nd biggest gator the processing plant has seen all year and the largest taken from Lake Istokpoga this year.

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I still have a few tags to fill so anyone that wants a different kind of trip,adrenaline rush, and to fill this spot on your bucket list, give me a call, hunts are very limited but still available till Nov. 1st, book now don't wait.

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While we were there the bass fishing was real good with 20 fish and up a common number each day we were there. We also caught lots of catfish, bluegill, crappie and shell crackers.Truly the big gator hunt is a trip and experience of a life time.

Anna Maria Fishing Forecast:

Look for redfishing to get even better in the weeks to come as the weather cools off it will give us all a break from the heat.

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Bass N Bay charters is located near Anna Maria Island, and Longboat Key. We offer light tackle inshore fishing, offshore fishing, bass fishing, gator hunting and gigging trips after dark, all with a family friendly environment, and top of the line equipment. Capt. Brady is a Florida native, holds three consecutive state champion titles in the IFA Redfish Tour and has been fishing these waters for 42 years now. Rest assured that it is our goal to put you on the fish ever time we get on the water.

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Bass N Bay Charters
1217 6th ST W
Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: 941-722-2033
Alt. Phone: 941-685-4491
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