May Readers’ Catches Gallery

June 2, 2014
Capone’s Marine Detail and Advanced Marble. Captian – Tim Hurless of the 25′ Sea Vee Big Marbles. Anglers- Steven Capone and Dennis Castro. They caught this heavy king in 120′ just north of Jupiter inlet on live bait slow trolling.
RJ Schmelter (right) of Guyton, Ga went on an overnight trip to the Gulfstream out of Savannah, Ga and was able to land his first blue marlin aboard the Slammer II, a 25′ Wellcraft CC that he owns with his father, Steve Schmelter (left). The marlin was estimated to weigh around 250 pounds. They also lost a sailfish, caught 2 cobia, and about 20 dolphin.
Robert caught this permit on a spring vacation near Big Pine Key, Florida. He caught it on a live crab in the first 30 minutes of an eight day trip. He had a twenty-five minute fight on light tackle.
John caught this hefty striper during the season opener.
Erik caught a 8.64-pound fluke off Fire Island, NY. Moments after Don caught a longer, but not quite as heavy flattie (8.32-pound), on the Captree Princess.
David wrote about his father, Michael, who visits Marco Island, FL every year in April. He said his father is dedicated to his fishing. He is a fly fishing instructor at L.L. Bean in Freeport, ME in the summers. He caught this 38″ snook on a spinning rig right off the beach.
Port Canaveral, Florida, Tim O’Dell caught a solid 40-pound free swimming cobia.
Clark from Austin, Texas, caught this big black drum south of Aransas Pass.
Darren caught this 53” (curved fork length), 36-pound (estimated weight) wahoo off of the Provodenciales,
Art caught this 44-inch cobia, which weighed at 40-pounds. He caught it 24 miles off Sarasota, Florida.
14 year old Max with his first striped bass! He caught it on a green tube diamond jig at the Shrewsbury Rocks (Jersey Shore). It measured 40-inches and weighed 30-pounds.
Enrique caught this slob red off Jacksonville, Florida.
John caught his massive bull dolphin in deep water.
Ivan, William and Nick caught these fat snappers and gag grouper south of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Michael was fly fishing out of Port Sulphur, Louisiana with Captain Shane Mayfield caught and released this big black drum. He used a fly of his own design. He estimates the fish to be excess of 50-pounds.
Kevin of Silver Spring, Maryland, caught this nice-sized barracuda, aboard the Lucky Strike with Capt. Truman Major out of Hopetown, Abaco, Bahamas.
On a recent Dry Tortugas fishing trip, Key Largo, Florida, Gary Moline caught a rare, 21-inch, longfin sea bass in 550 feet of water.
Capt. Jordan Todd of St. Joe Bay, Florida, caught this fatboy red that weighed over 25-pounds.
Ashley caught this monster 24-pound tilefish, 70 miles off the coast of Alabama in 750 feet of water.
Regina in the Virgin Islands working the flats and caught this tarpon on a fly. Regina Gallant

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