Native Sons Fishing Guides, Central Florida & Indian River Lagoon Fishing Charters

August 20, 2007 – The Fishing is Scorching Hot

Okay, it’s been hot in central Florida over the past several weeks, the hottest I can remember, and I do not mean just the temperatures – the fishing has been scorching hot too! Since we have already dealt with how to beat the heat in a past fishing report, let’s focus on the adventuresome and fortunate anglers who have recently braved the summer sun with Native Sons guides during the last several days.

First, there was a group from Louisville, Kentucky consisting of Craig and Julie, his fiancée, along with brother-in-law Troy who fished with Capt. Rocky on the NASA flats Monday morning. Even though the group had only 2 and ½ hours to fish before needing to rush to Orlando in order to catch their flight home they had a blast chasing redfish, petting manatees and generally just enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. Pictured below are Julie holding her big redfish and Julie greeting a manatee.

Second, Tyra and Cliff, a father and daughter team from Orlando, fished with Capt. Peter in the same waters several days later and connected with 8 redfish weighing up to 18 pounds. They were sight-fishing the bronzed brutes from a number of large schools roaming the shallow, clear water in the morning hours. Pictured below are Tyra and Cliff with two redfish caught simultaneously.

Also fishing the NASA flats in Titusville with Capt. Peter were Kenny and Jack Vitek of Orlando. This was one of those special trips where the anglers were able to cast to large tailing redfish in calm, glass-like conditions. They caught 7 reds up to 20 pounds and probably saw close to 300 fish on the day. They also caught 75 plus schooling trout up to 18 inches, 2 jacks, and several ladyfish by throwing jigs into ‘potholes’ in crystal clear 5ft. water. By the way, this was a half-day charter which ended at noon. Pictured below are Kenny and Capt. Peter with one of their redfish – note the calm, glassy water in the background.

Finally, Capt. Roland, in an obvious moment of temporary insanity, agreed to take five teenage boys on a charter to Ft. Pierce last Friday morning. The boys (Chris Brennan, Chris Hubbard, Jeff Fitzgerald, Jordan Clark and Josh Jones) had a blast wading, swimming and frolicking along the spoil islands of the Intercoastal Waterway. They also caught 2 snook, 8 trout, 1 redfish, and one decent mango snapper between the horse-playing. Basically, it was, as one described it, ‘a kook free for all.’ Pictured below is Chris Brennan with his 32 inch snook.

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