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Fun Fishing -Boat problems

Capt. Jim Hobales
December 2, 2022
Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report

I had a freak part break last week and it almost kept me off the water. The bracket on the starter broke not letting the motor start and we had to be towed in by Boat U.S. The only positive that day was we got out early and netted allot of bait. I was with my buddy Mike and nephew Mark. I said let's run offshore and chum hard for something big. It didn't take long and we had a solid hit, which pulled off the bait. I dropped another bait and got slammed. The line was being ripped off really fast and then the sailfish jumped. I got to fight and land the Sailfish, something I haven't done in a while.

We went inshore looking for Muttons, Mark caught 2 and Mike had 2 Yellow Jacks. I went to start boat and starter made a load noise. I was lucky, I had my Yamaha mechanic with me right! Not today, Mike said we are "Screwed". I called Boat U S and that was that day!

On Saturday I took Mike to Flamingo on my sons Hewes Redfisher. It was a bit slow, but we did catch some a bunch of Snook. We had Snook, Snappers, Goliath, Ladyfish, and all the other junk fish that swim.

On Wednesday My son took me fishing along with his buddy Ray. We started out casting in a school of Mullet that was full of Trout, giant Ladyfish, Snapper and Blue Runners. We went looking for Snook and found them pretty good. We caught them 2 or 3 at a time until the falling tide quit. We estimated we caught 45 or 50, all on Lures. Of course, I was using a Gulp Swimming Mullet.

As of this writing I am back up and running, if you have a Christmas wish of going fishing give me a call at 305 333 8149. Caught lookin charters is a family friendly charter company so wife and kids are welcome.

Let's go Catch ‘em

Capt. Jim Hobales

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Captain Jim Hobales was born and raised in South Florida. In the early years he learned to fish his home waters of Miami's Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. In the early 1980's he was introduced to Flamingo, at Everglades National Park, it was a life changing experience. Captain Jim became obsessed with the fishing in both Florida Bay as well as Whitewater Bay in the backcountry. Captain Jim is an Everglades National Park permitted guide and a Met registered guide.

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Caught Lookin Charters
7900 NW 174 Terr.
Miami, FL 33015
Phone: 305-333-8149
Alt. Phone: 305-362-6460
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