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Capt. Jim Hobales
June 6, 2014
Government Cut - Saltwater Fishing Report


This week I replaced my old Yamaha 250 SHO with a new one , the engine break in was actually on a charter with Win from Holland. It worked out pretty good I got 4 hours on the engine, we put 2 Tarpon in the air catching 1. The first was a 60 lb. jumper which ran into the cut where the seas were rolling around 3 to 4 feet and thru the hook. We went back set up and immediately hooked another Tarpon which put on an aerial show. We started out in front of Fischer Island and ended up in front of Penrod's on South Beach fighting the high seas in the cut again. This fish was a good one of 100 Lbs. and Win was extremely happy to land his first Tarpon. We also caught a Small Bull Shark which we thought was a Snook for a few minutes.


I am fishing with Craig, Dave and their Pop's today, after getting some bait we moved on fishing the Inlet bridges and some docks with out a bite, I knew it was going to be a long day! I eventually ran down to Key Biscayne where we had a couple Trout bites and some Blues cut all our baits in half. I found a giant mullet mud and they were getting busted up, it was holding some monster size Ladyfish. I figured the Trout would be mixed in but only a Shark, Ladyfish and a Jack were in the mud. I ran back in to the middle of the Bay and finally got on to a Trout bite, we were fishing live pilchards at first. We switched to Gulp swim baits which got hit better than live bait (ever here that before). We ran back and started dumping all the baits looking for something special but it never happened.

The Tarpon are still in the Cut eating live Crabs pretty good if interested give me a call at 305 333 8149 they wont be there much longer. The fishing down at Flamingo is also pretty good, Tarpon have been pretty good when the winds are down. We have had some good Redfishing also.

Capt Jimbo,



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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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