High Hopes Charters Fish Reports

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday July 22, 2007 - Fish Report for High Hopes Charters – Capt. Lindy Yow

Sunday July 22, 2007 – Fish Report for High Hopes Charters – Capt. Lindy Yow
Day 2 for Ritchie and Brent Morrow, and day 2 for bad thunder storms in the Gulf.
Heading out of Wiggins Pass at 7 a.m. it looked like the best bet was to head south to Calm Pass Reef. Storms to the north just off Ft. Myers Beach and others farther out in the Gulf to the west were causing a rainbow that started at Clam and went north to Sanibel. The water was calm, but you could see lightning to the west and north. In the first hour and a half we had our limit of Mangrove Snapper again plus a 16 inch Trigger Fish and 2 Spanish Mackerel. The storms were closing in and we decided to make a short day of it. Not a bad catch for a bad day.

Saturday July 21, 2007 - Fish Report for High Hopes Charters – Capt. Lindy Yow

Saturday July 21, 2007 - Fish Report for High Hopes Charters – Capt. Lindy Yow
- Richie and Brent Morrow of from Murphy N.C. braved the morning thunder storms in the Gulf to fish the artificial reefs. We started about 3 miles off Bonita Beach. In 30 minuets we had 7 Mangrove Snapper, 12 to 16 inches and a 14 inch Sheephead. The storms were building to the south, so we decided to move up to a 5 mile spot off Ft. Myers Beach. A storm was already building over Sanibel by the time we anchored. We picked up a Spanish mackerel and 3 more Mangrove Snapper, making our limit, before the storm drove us inshore to the May Reef area. After about an hour of catch and release Snook, Gag and Goliath Grouper, we ran for the dock with rain and lightning close behind.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nicaraguan Tarpon

Mike Birdseye, San Juan River, Nicaraga . This was probably Mike's biggest Tarpon. 20 lb spinner with a Gold Rapala Shad Rap.

Adam Endorf



Adam Endorf with a 30 Lb.Goliath.

Jack, Dean-O and the Goliath



This is an old picture. March 16, 2002.

Left to right - Jack Roul - Dean-O Hicks -Mike Litty.

Three of my best fishing buddies with a Goliath Grouper that Jack just landed with a 25 lb. spinner.

Jack and Dean-O have since passed on.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Steve Birdseye with a Bull Red


Steve got this Red about 3 miles out on a 12 lb. spinning rod using live shrimp.

Links of Interest

Links of Interest!
Florida Red Tide Current Status or http://research.myfwc.com:80/features/category_sub.asp?id=4434

Lee County Reef Program -- http://www.lee-county.com/naturalresources/artreef.htm

Collier County Reef Program -- http://www.colliergov.net/Index.aspx?page=323

Buy Florida Fishing License – Check Rules and Regulations -- http://www.floridasportsman.com/regs/

I.G.F.A. -- http://www.igfa.org/index.asp

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Fish Facts!

Snook size is now 28 to 33 inches

Fish Report Summary for June 2007

June fishing was great on the near shore reefs. Most trips produced lots of Spanish Mackerel for light tackle action with a mixed bag of larger fish. Cobia to 52 inches, some huge Snook, 40 to 50 inch range, a couple of Tarpon, and the usual Barracuda and Sharks.

The bottom fishing is finally recovering from the 2005 red tide. Nice Mangrove Snapper, an occasional Gag Grouper and Flounder are regular catches. The Goliath Grouper (protected species) are on every reef. If you wont to test your stamina, this is the fish for you.

Call me at 239-273-6122 for reservations.
Capt. Lindy Yow
or e-mail
captlindy@highhopescharters.com