High Hopes Charters Fish Reports

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008





Steve Norton (left) from Dallas, Texas with a King Mackerel he landed on 10 lb. spinning tackle. using 40 lb. fluorocarbon leader. The fish took a live thread fin.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Jeff Jablonski of Red Wing, Mn. with a tailess King Mackerel. Must have been the two 5 foot Barracuda that were chasing him.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Kevin Geiger From St. Louis, Mo. holds a 26 inch Red Fish he caught under the Mangroves in Hickory Bay. Earlier that day in the Gulf, Art Johnson (left) Showed um how it was done when he caught 7 big Spanish Mackerel on 7 casts. Jim the Shark (right) brought a 5 foot Black Tip to the boat that took a Blue Runner on a flat line. The fight lasted over 20 minuets and took him around the boat several times. We released the Shark.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Michael (10) and Glen Lazerus with a Cobia caught at the Clam Pass 3 mile reef. Earlier they caught and released 3 reef Sharks each that were 3 to 4 feet long. They also had several big Spanish Mackerel to the boat but the Captain lost them swinging them in.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Saturday, April 12, 2008




Buck Yow from Greensboro, N.C. with a 52 inch king Mackerel that took a thread herring at the Wiggins 5 mile reef.
Smaller Kings and Spanish Mackerel as well as 3 to 4 foot reef Sharks were abundant all week. The big Barracuda are moving in, making it hard to get a Spanish Mackerel to the boat in whole condition. This week's bait of choice is a lively thread herring.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Bobby McMorrow with a King Mackerel that took a live grunt only a half mile off Vanderbilt Beach. Kings like this are an unbelievable fight on ultra light spinning tackle. We also picked up a couple of Spanish Mackerel. We moved in to the backwaters for protection when the wind shifted to south. One drift across Hickory Bay produced an 18 inch Sea Trout, several Lady Fish and Crevelle Jacks.