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The shrimp are running!

Capt. Jim Hobales
March 31, 2010
Government Cut - Saltwater Fishing Report


I fished Government Cut tonight with Captain Rick Murphy and filmed an episode of Sportsman's Adventures. We were supposed to fish the night before but had some really bad weather, we are in much better shape this evening with near perfect conditions. We arrived in the cut right as the tide was switching to incoming. We bounced a jig and shrimp on the bottom and caught a few nice Snappers and watched as the Tarpon rolled all around us. We new the bite was going to turn on as the Moon rose so we waited, in the meantime I caught a small Permit in the incoming tide rip.
The tide was ripping and Rick hooked a Tarpon off the tip of south the jetty, where they were rolling all afternoon. The Tarpon pulled us into the cut and Rick landed the 35 lb. fish showing all the proper techniques to use in deep water. The fish came unhooked as I grabbed it's lip, but got it's air time. The most impressive thing was the amount of shrimp in the water, as we shined the light in the water hundreds of shrimp gathered in our light. We set up another drift and Rick was hooked up again this time it was a bigger Tarpon. Same scenario and same results, this time the 55 pounder got a close up on Sportsman's Adventures. This is the size Tarpon I like because they don't stay down for an hour and you can get back and get another hook up. As for tonight we got our fish and filmed a pretty good show. The next few night should produce some more good Shrimp runs and the Tarpon won't be far behind!

Government Cut Fishing Forecast:

The shrimp should continue to run the next few night on the falling falling.

Target Species:

Tarpon, Snappers, Groupers, Permit

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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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