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Once again the schools of bull redfish arrived on schedule this winter and offered our clients exciting opportunities to catch and release trophy fish on flies and light tackle. Also, for the first time in at least three years, false albacore streaked along the shoreline in January and provided some very intense sight fishing. The winter water was crystal clear and Bahamas turquoise. In March sheepshead and pompano arrived adding to the excitement. Below are examples of this past winter's action. For photos from previous seasons, check out these additional galleries; Photo Gallery for Fall 2006, Photo Gallery for Summer 2006, Photo Gallery for Spring 2006, Photo Gallery for Winter 2006, Photo Gallery for Spring 2005, Photo Gallery for Summer 2005, Photo Gallery for Fall 2005. Click on any of the small images below to see the full size photos. Use the back button on your browser to return to this page.

Rocket Man Speer landed the last 2006 speckled trout on fly December 28 while sight fishing around Ono Island.
You can also see this great shot of Ben Walters on the www.tiborreel.com website. You'll find Ben at the Fly Shop of Tennessee, Johnson City, TN.
Ben's dad Dave Walters and Capt Baz sharing a "special moment".
Ben and Dave Walters landed sixteen bull redfish on January 3...all on flies.
Mike and Lisa Lynam, Monroe, Georgia, and a "double" caught and released unharmed on January 18.
Lisa Lynam and a soon-to-be-released false albacore. It was good to get this fish in the boat as Lisa had just been spooled by a blackfin tuna.
Cheryl Sherrill from Knoxville, Tennessee, caught fish of this quality throughout the day.
Cheryl's husband Gil Sherrill and one of many trophy redfish on January 24.
Ken Hutchinson from Nampa, Idaho, and a picture-perfect catch on January 25. Welcome back, Hutch.
Hutch and the first false albacore taken on fly in 2007. We were anchored in two feet of gin-clear water when this fish took the fly, fly line and about a hundred yards of backing before Hutch landed and released it unharmed.
Hutch caught this fish on a fly he tied using hair from his daughter's pony.
A satisfying release on a beautiful late-January afternoon.
Joel Baker, Salinas, California, and nice redfish landed in tough conditions on January 27.
Travis Baker took a break from training at USN Corry Station to fish with his dad on January 27. Travis is on his way to the USS Tarawa in San Diego. He landed this fish on 15# light spinning tackle.
Ron Beard found a great way to warm up on a chilly February 16.
Jim Little came all the way from Los Angeles on February 22 to try to catch a twenty pound redfish on fly. We called the day a success when Jim landed this twenty-eight pounder on his 9wt.
Ben Walters, Fly Shop of Tennessee, returned on March 5 and landed this beauty on fly.
A very happy Dave Walters, Johnson City, TN, on a perfect day for sight fishing March 6.
Dave Walters executing a perfect release.
Zane Manier, Oakdale, IL, and one of three bull reds on March 7. The biggest fish weighed 32 pounds; Zane had his hands full using a Shimano Stradic 2500 with 15 pound PowerPro. Zane also landed the first sheepshead of the year... a 7 pounder.
University of West Florida professor Phil Darby and a perfect slot redfish caught while sight fishing on March 9.
Susan Smith landed the first pompano of the year while fishing with her dad Adam on March 12. This was one of five pompano landed in less than an hour.
Brett Slover, Knoxville, TN, and one of the first sheepshead of the year on March 14.
Victor Sharp, Birmingham, AL, and son Clayton on March 19. Clayton landed this 27 inch redfish on light spinning gear.
Phillip Stephens, Knoxville, TN, and the "catch-of-the-day" on March 20...the last day of the winter season.

 

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Gulf Breeze Guide Service
P.O. Box 251
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32562-0251 (USA)
Tel: 850.934.3292 or 850.261.9035 (cell)
Email:
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