I get a lot of people that ask me “what do you like to do when your not guiding?”. Most people think that since I am a full time fishing guide, the last thing I want to do is fish.
For some guides/captains yes, but for me and a handful of others, all we can think about is going fishing on our days off. It’s a great way for us to get in on the action on the pointy end of the boat. It’s also a great way to stay on top of the fish and know how they are acting for upcoming charters.
I made a short video of a day off with fellow Mosquito Lagoon guide Capt. Billy Rotne….enjoy!
- Capt. Willy Le
Usually in Tampa by when we see a fish feeding frenzy on the flats they are usually small jacks or ladyfish. Unless I am bored and want something to pull on the line, for the most part I avoid these things.
This day I got very lucky and the frenzy happens to be slot redfish. Though I have tried, but after that day I never saw it again.
Good thing I was wearing the Pivot Head glasses to capture the moment.
This is a video of me working an area in Tampa bay during a high out going tide. The lure of choice was the suspending mirror dine.
This video is unedited from start to finish so you can see the process and how the lure was used to search for fish.
Today I had a chance to test out the new Generation 2 of the Cayo SUP boards. These boards are made specifically for fishing.
34″ wide with a V entry bow, toe rails and rear drains. It makes this boat a very stable and fish able platform.
We paddle against 5-8 mph winds as the sun comes up and the sup handle small chop well and we were able to track nicely. For as wide as it is I was impressed on how fast it paddle. The fit and finish over the gen 1 was greatly improved and well as the weight. At about 40lbs for the 13’8″ is pretty good and I was able to carry it with one hand to and from the truck.
Based price is $1695.00 for the 13’8″ and they go all the way down to the 12′ version at $1250.00
J.B. the owner of Cayo and I manage a couple fish before heading back in. I caught mine on the Savage Gear 3d Shrimp and he got his on the Sebile stick shad.
So the abundant of bait this year makes for some spectacular fall fishing so far. Today I wasn’t fishing as I was at the Hooked on Hope breast cancer tournament volunteering my time.
The fish were so ravenous they did not care if I was in the water with them. they were literally swimming between my legs.
This was shot this morning as everyone was leaving. The birds on the top and the jacks were attacking the bait for hours.
The cycle of life continues…
This was shot on the set of Saltwater Experience TV show. The clip is of Tom Rowland and Rich Tudor fly fishing for Tarpon right in from of Hawk’s Cay resort.
This was shot on the Kodak Play sport camera from the camera boat.