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December 22, 2007 – Camera Hogs

Typically the two weeks prior to Christmas in central east Florida (near Orlando) are not the hottest of the year – either in terms of angling action or in terms of picture postcard weather. However, this year it has been anything but typical as we have been doubly blessed with an extension of the meteorological phenomenon known as Indian Summer along with some phenomenal fishing.

On Thursday, Capt. Peter and I were fortunate enough to have along Andy the cameraman from East Coast Fishing (local TV fishing show to be launched early next year). The weather was perfect with clear blue skies and glassy calm water. The fishing could not have been any better either. (We’ll keep most of the details of the action on the day under wraps, as they say in the television business, until the show debuts… a hint though – there were a pair of huge black drum mugging for the camera)

Speaking of TV, there is a new online website, called FishbuzzTV and it is really cool! Recently we had aboard Jon Brett, producer and director, to film a short video segment for the site in Titusville (35 miles east of Orlando). The clips have finally been edited, polished, and posted. We invite you to visit the site and watch the action ( – aside from the two two-legged camera hogs shown in the first minute or so, we think you’ll really enjoy it.

Last Friday we hosted Matt O’Hern, a sportswriter for the Hometown News. He was along to write a short feature article for this community-based, weekly publication. The article was part of the paper distributed this week in Titusville and will appear in the Merritt Island (40 miles east of Orlando)and Rockledge editions next week. It is also provided online (

Finally, last Tuesday Capt. Roland and I teamed with Capt. Gary Giles of Melbourne to guide the commander and chief of the Coastal Angler Magazine, Rodney Smith. We are not sure of future articles or accolades from the trip but the day sure was successful from a fishing standpoint. Besides several nice pompano, we caught large numbers of trout and ladyfish in the Indian River between Melbourne and Grant (55 miles southeast of Orlando).

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