Against The Grain Charters
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Southern Salt Charters
Hubbards Marina Reports
On The Cover - Cami Mantilla
Slidell , Louisiana
The Gale Force Twins
Ocean to Table
In This Issue
Sea Ulcer's Sky Rigger page 10\
Against The Grain Charters page14
Tuna Wars - Raymond Lozeau page 19
Ocean to Table - Stephanie Lynn page27
Hubbards Marina Page 41
Southerland Outdoors page 57
Knotty Tails Page 61
Erica Bailey page 65
Your Fishing mate page 72
Readers Features page 80
with Bri Andrassy
Who taught you how to fish?
My dad taught me
how to fish when
I was young.
What is the
first fish you
Where is your
What fishing method is your favorite?
Sight fishing redfish with gold spoons
What is it about fishing that "hooks" you?
The idea that
I can catch
What fishing method is your favorite?
red fish with gold spoons.
What advice do you have for beginning anglers?
Once you understand
casting then the
real fun begins
because you are now
able to start experimenting with techniques, baits, and
I truly believe you
never stop learning
when it comes to fishing.
Is there anyone you would like to thank for helping you get to
where you are today?
My dad and mom have always been my biggest supporters and I don’t know what I’d do without them. I’d like to thank my business partner and boyfriend, Jordan, for believing and sharing in my passion for fishing and always being there for me. I’d also like to thank a handful of companies that I have had the pleasure of working with that include: Redtail Republic, Lure Lock, Wyld Gear., and of course FFM!
I stared "Piece of Cake" fishing charters to be able to share my love for fishing with others all while being able to showcase the fishery a lot of people call “sportsman’s paradise”.
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Above and below the water - that’s it! We began as a blog created by a group of good mates living on the South West coast of Australia. The blog SEAULCER.TV was our way to show and share the life we were living and the adventures that followed.
A lot of time in the water meant we always had reef cuts, but they weren’t too bad when you’re a stoked grom having a hell time! When the surf is pumping or water is clear who cares about a sea ulcer when you can get barrelled or nail a good fish. Sea ulcers were a common consequence of our water lifestyle so we embraced the name
As time went on, the team ventured in different directions, but I kept it going with my vision of one day turning Sea Ulcer in something amazing. Byron and I met while we were diving for crayfish, we shared the same passion and began brainstorming future ideas together.
Chatting over a beer one afternoon, we asked ourselves a question: “Could you catch a fish with a drone?” Intrigued to find out if it was possible, we designed and built a homemade drone attachment, turning our crazy idea into reality! It was the most exciting moment of our lives and something we will never forget. During the very first attempt of drone fishing we hooked and landed a 22 KG tuna from the beach! It was freaking crazy and un-be-lie-va-ble!!!
We filmed and shared the catch in a YouTube video called: Drone Fishing For Tuna. It was revolutionary! Everybody was stoked on the idea and wanted to experience drone fishing for themselves so from that day our dream was to make this experience accessible to everyone.
We started our journey as entrepreneurs, committing to inventing and testing a totally new and unique drone fishing attachment to share with the world. And believe me it wasn’t easy but as always, we had fun during the process and enjoyed the journey. Pouring all our assets in to make it happen only added risk but after 18 months of research, development and testing prototypes, without losing a single drone, our entrepreneurial spirit and hard work had paid off: SKY RIGGER – The world’s first drone fishing accessory developed, designed and tested by Sea Ulcer.
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Capt. Charlie Rogers has been fishing since he was able to hold a fishing pole. He is a South Florida native that has fished the waters of the Florida Keys to Miami, Bahamas, and Louisiana! He started his chartering career fishing out of Ocean Reef Club, which is one of the most elite clubs and charter docks in the United States! Capt. Rogers worked on the Warbird, Mr. Nice, and Reef Relief just to name a few boats, along with his own fishing charters on the side. With his wide range of experience, he decided to venture off exclusively on his own. Whether you go for offshore, deep sea dropping, or reef fishing, Capt. Charlie Rogers will make sure you and your group have the fishing experience of a lifetime!!
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by Raymond Arthur Lozeau III
Started the morning just like any other morning when it’s Bluefin Tuna season. On the boat by 3:00 am tying rigs and packing gear. Making sure all my preparations the night before were still in order and I hadn’t forgot anything. I had 4 Tiagra 130s rigged and ready to go it was my first day out on the water hunting Bluefin for the season. I brought my good friend Sam Turnage owner of Iaonnis bar and grill along to see first hand what Bluefin Tuna fishing was like. He had never been before because he’s more into hunting then fishing but he tagged along anyway which was good because I needed a friend at the time. Not to mention it’s never a good idea to go tuna fishing alone. Headed out Beaufort Inlet with the rest of the fleet and steamed towards the fishing grounds. I had recently lost my grandmother and knew that I had to get out on the water to clear my head come to terms with reality and maybe get some peace of mind with some salt therapy in hopes of landing the fish of a lifetime. As I steamed towards the sunrise over the horizon with anticipation I remembered the good times and soaked up the salt air reminiscing all the great memories I was so fortunate to share with my grandmother Meemee. I laughed I cried and then I smiled. I knew she was with me.
Something about the open ocean is freeing and if it’s in your blood like me then there’s no substitute. As I approached the tuna grounds I begin to set out the gear. That’s when I realized there’s was a problem. I had issues with the outriggers and could not get them to swing outward. Not good. So I run two lines off the stern with big Joe Shutes skirts with horse ballyhoo one on a planer the other a flat line. I immediately begin to try to assess the situation and correct the problem. I figured there’s no way I’ll get a bite with only two lines out. I worked on these outriggers for hours with no luck in sight. I’m frustrated beyond words thinking the entire day was a waste but I stayed persistent. Finally around lunchtime after what I can only imagine was thousands of blows to the outriggers with a rubber mallet and WD40 my persistence payed off. The outriggers were free at last. I quickly set out the other two rods and a teaser. I stared at the screen for hours trolling back and forth and saw no signs of life on the screen. No bait no tuna...nothing!!!
It was getting late by this time and I thought to myself...I’ve lived here my whole life. I know where the dolphins the whales and the bait are. I’ll do things my way instead of staying offshore and fishing with the rest of the fleet so I headed towards the beach. I knew there was lots of life a mile off of Cape Lookout so I made a straight shot to the lighthouse. Upon arriving at my destination immediately the screen was lit up with bait. I was in only 50 ft of water less then a mile off the beach but the bait was so thick my screen said I was in 6 foot of water. I thought to myself if I was a big fat tuna in the dead of winter looking to fatten up this is where I would be. I thought the planer might be spooking the tuna so I took it off and made a few passes through the bait. Nothing!!! The sun was beginning to set and I knew it would be dark soon. So...I looked to the sky and spoke to my grandmother as if she was right in front of me. I said “if you’re up there if you can hear me give me a sign. Put a big fish on the rod.” Then I thought to myself that was foolish and a bit selfish to ask for such a thing. No sooner then the thought crossed my mind...Pow!!! There he is!!! Fish On!!
I never even saw a mark on the screen. He was hidden amongst the bait. He immediately dumped the reel so I knew this fish was a big fish. I jumped on the reel and waited for my turn. I knew this was the one. The battle was on but who would win? It was a back and forth battle for hours. It seemed like every time I had the upper hand he would show me it was far from over. Being in shallow water The the bluefin had nowhere to go. Diving deep wasn’t a possibility. The tuna was all over the place. Breaking the surface and cruising on top more then a dozen times close to the boat so I got a good look at him more then once. This was a big fish!!! This was by far one of the craziest bluefin I’ve ever encountered. By this time it was nighttime. Not to mention we had drawn some attention from the boats coming back from offshore and a few of them decided they were going to hang out and watch the fight unfold. This made the situation harder and raised the level of difficulty to land this fish. So many factors had to be taken into consideration now. It was dark I’m in shallow water and I have boats on every side of me. I prayed that I stayed hooked up. After hours of battling this fish by myself I was exhausted. Mouth was dry face was numb arms are burning. I’m sweating and it’s the beginning of December.
At this point the fish began to run at the boat. We had to slam the boat into gear several times to try and stay tight. First he’d run at us then he’d run away. Back and forth. This fish was smart. He had been hooked before. I thought when is this going to end? I was finally able to get over the top of him after a solo 4 hour battle and started to work the fish hard. I put the pressure on and he began the death roll. I knew this would be the opportunity for a harpoon shot. Deep color...the fish still stuck in a circling death roll toward the surface. The rod bent to its maximum capacity. I can’t let up on this fish. My stress level has peaked. My adrenaline is pumping. I do not want to lose this fish right at the end. The last 4 hours can’t be for nothing. I’m trying to stay focused and make sure I do everything right. Here is our shot. I hold my breath. The harpoon fly’s. Pow right in the kisser. Drills the tuna. Perfect hit. All that’s left is to gaff this monster and a tail rope. Once secured to the gunnel the last few hours of hard work poured out into the back of the boat and it was nothing but cold beers and high fives on the ride back. I had done it with a little help from someone up above. I had just put all I had into one fish and I won.
Once we got the thing on board I took it all in. I was finally face to face with my advisory. I felt so accomplished and I was stoked beyond words. Now I’ve caught a lot of fish in my life and probably lost even more. I’ve been fortunate enough to break a lot of fishing records and a good reputation for catching big fish but this one was special. It’s the type of fish and the kind of battle you remember for the rest of your life. Something I’m proud of and a story I will share for a long time to come. For a fisherman like myself it’s not just something I do for fun in my spare time it’s who I am. It’s in my blood. I’m always on the water on the hunt for the next big fish. For me it will always be an endless pursuit. I hope you enjoyed my story. Thanks for reading and to my fellow fisherman out there I wish you nothing but good times and tight lines.
Ocean to Table
By Stephanie Lynn
Last year I had the pleasure of going to Panama with two of my spearfishing buddies and my good friends Ryan Myers and Sam Mase. The trip was amazing, we harvested the best fish of our lives (tuna, wahoo, snapper and mahi) , and the abundance of marine wildlife we saw surpassed anywhere else in the world. So, when I got a text from Ryan inviting me back to Panama, I got a crew together and secured the dates immediately.
This year the trip would be a bit different. We really wanted to focus on the concept of ocean to table, sustainable harvest, and marine education/ conservation. I invited my good friend and very talented photographer Andre Musgrove along with two of my good friends and spearos David Foster and Morgan Williams and a fellow underwater model Sabine Banet. Along with Ryan and his girlfriend Sam Mase, we had a solid crew of talented freedivers, spearos, a photographer, and two great chefs. We were ready for an epic adventure.
The trek to our location took a full day of travel. We boarded the plane in Fort Lauderdale, flew to Panama city and then to David Panama where we met Ryan and Sam. After a quick stop at the grocery store, we all took a van to the water where Dan, our local panga driver picked us up and drove us 45 minutes by panga to our private island with our solar powered, eco friendly house in the jungle. Once we arrived ,we unpacked had a welcome drink and a delicious pasta dinner and got to bed early to be well rested for the busy week ahead
The next day, we headed out on the panga right at sunrise. We rode over 50 miles out to the tuna grounds and started the search for the birds. The flocks of birds and schools of spinner dolphins are the two biggest signs you look for when hunting yellowfin tuna. Within the first hour, we got on our first school of spinner dolphin. After a couple dives by each person, the tuna started showing up. My friend Morgan spotted the school of tuna from the surface, made a quick dive, lined up on the closest one and took a solid holding shot. After about a 15 minute fight, Morgan was able to work the fish to the surface using the float line attached to a 30L buoy. Success! First fish on the boat and first tuna for Morgan. A couple hours passed of not seeing fish, and then we got on another school of dolphin. This time David lined up and landed his very first tuna! With two fish on the boat, we decided to head in to have a dinner of fresh sushi! After donating one of the tuna to our panga driver for his family and friends, we still had enough fish for our group of 7 for the rest of the trip
Over the next 3 days we successfully landed a number of snapper species and a nice wahoo. On our rest day, we took the opportunity to go into town to visit a local orphanage. At the orphanage we donated some of the fish we had shot to the kids and spent some time talking to them about spearfishing and our focus on sustainable harvest. After the orphanage, we visited a local animal shelter that rescued injured and abandoned animals. Here we donated some time and money to give back to the local community and had the unique opportunity to interact with sloths, monkeys and coatimundi.
The final day of the trip we wanted to go for our last shot at tuna. We left the island at sunrise, drove in 6-8ft swells over 50 miles to the tuna grounds but today, there were no tuna to be found. After hours of searching with nothing in site, we finally came across a sea turtle with a couple birds flying overhead. I loaded my 120 Aimrite double roller speargun and slipped into the water with my friend Andre and his camera close behind me. As I approached the turtle I noticed a green flash at the surface. I had just enough time to pull my speargun into position and take a close shot at a nice bull mahi from the surface. Surface shots are always a risk because the waves at the surface make aiming very challenging.. especially on a fast moving fish! I got lucky and my shot was a solid holding shot- a bit higher and farther back than I would have ideally liked to have gotten but a holding shot none the less. The fish took off and after a 10-15 minute fight, I successful secured the mahi and got it to the boat.
Once again, Panama was a trip of a lifetime! The landscape, culture, people and wildlife are some of the best I have seen across the globe. Even after eating fish all week, donating to our panga driver and the orphanage, we still had some fish to bring home to our family and friends. Harvesting fish and living an ocean to table lifestyle is truly the most sustainable, rewarding and fulfilling way eating fish.
Family Fishing with Lewis and Cherlyn Arnold
Lewis and Cherlyn Arnold Family Fishing Editors at Florida Fishermen Magazine
Family Fishing with Lewis and Cherlyn Arnold
I'll never forget the first time I caught a tripletail. That began my love for catching tripletail. Not only are they fun to catch they are delicious!
Tripletail can often be found near channel markers, floating weedlines, crab traps and other structure. If it floats, look for it. You might find that three tailed species your after. When hooked tripletail fight hard and often go airborne. They are difficult to figure out because some will peel drag, some will stay airborne, and others will stay down. Regardless tripletail fishing is a lot of fun and can be addictive. The Arnold kiddos would agree! So if you haven't caught a tripletail yet, we highly suggest you add this species to your bucket list, you'll be glad you did!
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This week we had a good number of redfish caught around the pass. Hayden Cocozza, from Seminole, and his friend were fishing the dock at Hubbard’s Marina using live shrimp often this past week nailing some beautiful redfish right on the bottom using large live shrimp for bait. It’s that time of year again when large shrimp are fewer and further between and shrimp in general are harder to find, but when you can get some big boys the redfish are loving them around Johns Pass from the small schoolie sized fish up to the big slob over-slot redfish too! The snook bite inside and around Johns Pass remains VERY HOT with some big boys being caught. Brian Harris, from Pinellas park, our bait expert at Hubbard’s Marina was slaying some pig snook the other day on the incoming tide around Blinds Pass on live pass crabs drifting the pass. He caught three snook over 40 inches and many in the high thirties as well using 30lb floro and 3ot circle hooks on heavier spinning gear
Brian reports pass a grill and Johns Pass allow you to catch just as many snook using the same method but since blinds pass has lower boat traffic and is a little shallower it is his preferred snook hunting grounds by boat. Pass crabs can be caught on any big outgoing tide at night by dip net especially around the full moon, or they are by catch in pinfish traps left out overnight. Also, you can buy pass crabs from many local bait shops including our shop at Hubbard’s Marina. The trout bite has picked up a bit this week inside the pass around the deeper water grass flats and sandy drop offs inside the pass ambushing live shrimp or greenbacks being pushed into the strike zone by the tidal flows. Make sure to present your baits naturally for the best effects, meaning work with the tide not against it. I love to use the DOA shrimp around the flats and back bays and other soft plastics but its imperative you work with the tide when working artificials or the bait will not look natural and you will not catch the fish as much or at all.
Not much near shore fishing time of year due to the red snapper season in full swing offshore and the gag grouper bite in deeper water. However, the red grouper have been cooperating well around 80-100 foot of water and our ‘secret’ weapon for those guys is to mimic an octopus tentacle with a 8-12 inch strip of cut squid wing around ½ inch to ¾ inch wide on a double snell rig. I like using a 6-8ot hook on the bottom and a 4-5 ot hook about 2 inches higher so you have the big hook hooked through the strip closer to the middle and the smaller hook up closer to the top. This will allow you to catch not only red grouper, but also the smaller fish that come and peck at the squid strip too. The lane snapper, vermillion snapper and a few yellowtail are also biting well around this depth and the lanes are really big right now and fairly plentiful. If you’re not going deep for red snapper the deepest near shore waters have been pretty plentiful as of late.
Dead bait is king yet again this week for the biggest red snapper or gag grouper we have been seeing most of the jackpot winning fish on our 39 hour and 12 hour extreme trips coming up on big dead baits like bonita strips, octopus, big threadfins, mullet or mackerel chunks and big tackle like 100-125lb leader and 10-12 ot circle hooks. This allows you to fish in a very active spot while avoiding the smaller fish as the bigger tackle keeps them off your hook and allows you a great opportunity to land the big boy when he bites! The current has from time to time been a little tough out in the deeper waters where the biggest red snapper and gags are being caught (180-200ft plus). We recommend bringing lots of 6oz leads, a few 8oz leads, a couple 10 oz leads and maybe even a 12-16 lead or two that way you are prepared for the gambit of current you may run into out deep. Really stinks to run 70-100 miles then not be able to effectively fish if you don’t have the proper weight to combat the heavier currents
The scamp grouper have also been cooperating well for us in these deeper offshore waters. I love a threadfin or medium to small pinfish for these guys but around 60-80lb test is minimum since gags or big red snapper may take your bait too! In shallower a bit from 120-160ft we have seen some deccent action on mangrove snapper, yellowtails, porgies, and vermillion but the mangroves have been spotty and difficult as of the past weeks playing hard to get with us. Most of our long range 39 hour trips start in shallower around 120-160 at night to target mangroves with 50-60lb test at night then as the sun rise we push out deeper to the 180-200+ areas to target the red snapper, gags, and scamp. Plus, the pelagic action out deep has been going VERY well with some nice mahi mahi coming around, the occasional wahoo coming up, and good numbers of tuna and the occasional kingfish as well!
Red snapper season is in full swing and we still have spots left on our Tuesday and Sunday 39 hours in June with the occasional spot open on the Friday adventures too! The 12 hour extreme trips are more full since they only take up to 16 people but there’s still trips in June with availability and July has lots of trips with room for you and your group! If you want to hop on one of these trips BOOK NOW spots are filling fast and June is nearly full, still some room in July but it will not last long! Call us at (727)393-1947 or book online at -> https://HubbardsMarina.com
Ive Been Fishing since I was a child, its my passion!! And the elusive Red fish is my favorite ,everytime I hook one of these I get A Adrenaline rush! There is nothing like hearing the drag go, of course any fish is exciting, the ocean breeze, God is good.. Ive been blessed to go to Cuba with friends and we made History!! As the first all womens team in the Ernest Hemingway Billfish Tournament!! 68th!! And hooked a 300 pound Marlin.. I also have been asked to help Habitat for Humanity, in putting together the 2nd annual Missy King's "Hookin for Habitat" tournament!! I always try to give back but to have it named after me is very humbling. I love to Fish And just plain love being on the water!! God Bless and Fish on!! # release for tomorrow
Missy King Redfish and upcoming Tournament
Today brings us to Lake Yale and Lake Harris on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Central Florida. We started early morning. The fishing early morning and late evening right now is phenomenal!!! The bass are feeding before or after finding cover. We started fishing around the mouths of canals where we noticed a lot of top water activity. Within a couple of casts....Fish On!!!! A nice little 1 1/2lber. I caught several more smaller fish and then it happened. Transition time. That’s the time when the morning bite stops and the fish find cover for the rest of the day.
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Summer time heat means fish early or late. Otherwise find some shade!!! Not just shade under trees, but look for what the fish could use as a canopy. That means lily pads, hydrilla mats, boat docks, or anything else to act as cover for cooler water. Also look for running water. Running water tends to be a little cooler and have a better oxygen content.
Now I have to change my style of fishing for the transition as well. I picked up a Spro hollow bodied popping frog. I begin by working the banks poping over hydrilla and grass. I noticed the hydrilla mat move just a little bit, so I tossed it on the mat again. Bam!!!!! A nice 3 lb largemouth!!! I knew that I had the recipe to bring in some nice fish.
Spro Hollow body Popping Frog
I had a tournament on Lake Harris the following weekend, so I used the pattern that I had on Lake Yale. It worked!!! Totally different bodies of water, but same pattern. I ended up 3rd in my tournament with a nice 5 1/2lber caught by using the “cover method” right after the morning bite. It will work on your lakes too. If you’re not into pitching and flipping, try some top water. Work the cover. They are tucked in there. Stay safe, use sunscreen, and get out in the outdoors Southerland Outdoors
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I have always like to fish since I was little girl and watching the beauty that surrounds me when Im saltwater fishing....I'm in heaven!! So doing this line is something I love and I couldn't do it without my amazing artists
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Hi I am Erica Bailey and I am a multi species fisher-woman from New York State. I grew up on a small farm. Fishing has always been a huge part of my life. My family got me into fishing as a young child and I grew to love it so much that I continued fishing as an adult. I am always learning new techniques and even primitive ways of fishing. I guess you can say I get board of the regular rod and reel techniques and I like to challenge myself. I have caught anything from brook trout to even salmon and carp.
Any fish is a good fish to catch in my book. I learn as much as I can about every fish I catch. Knowledge is power they say and I truly believe it! If I am not catching a fish I change up my lures and keep moving and trying until I find what they want. Persistence is key always! I love meeting new people and I love teaching the art and skill of fishing. I look forward to talking to you! I hope you have a great day and please enjoy some fish pictures from my gallery. Tight lines!
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My name is Denny Seabright, I have guided sportsmen and women for more than 40 years to wild places for excitement and fun.
Being a pilot I organized trips to places like the Bahamas Out Islands, Canada, and the wilds of West Virginia in the late '80's and "90's to chase Bonefish, Smallmouth bass and Offshore fish.
In the '90s I captained the "Danger Zone" off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina's where I put my clients from our sporting goods store "Outdoor Adventures" on Marlin to Tuna in the canyons far off the coast.
I guided fly fishermen on the famed Shenandoah River for high flying Smallmouth bass one of my favorite fish on the fly.
I have now chosen to live and chase gamefish in the Big Bend area of Florida also known as "The Nature Coast" and "Old Florida. I come with years of learning the hard way and want to share the knowledge I have acquired from old timers like me now.
For a modest fee I will be "Your Mate" with you being the captain of your vessel. I will supply the rods and reels if you don't have the right equipment, the leader, hooks and jigs until you have the knowledge to acquire the right equipment to do the job.
I am looking forward to spending some time with the right folks on their boat in "Our Florida".
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Come and enjoy the vast wilderness of the Big Bend area with an experienced guide
You won’t find a better fisherman or gentleman. I met Denny at the boat ramp a few years ago and have stepped over the gunnel of all of his boats more times than I can count. He has always found fish offshore and onshore. Better than any fishing trip is the fun I have just messing around in backwater boats with Denny . You won’t meet another true southern gentleman like him
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This week was one of the best we seen in a while. Kings showed up in the 40 plus pound class and a lot of them. Capt Byrd had one in the 50s... I mean 27lb range as well....lol lol Record numbers of fish from cobia to mahi were mixed in as well. Live bait worked really good and it was there in the port all week. Fresh bunker was everywhere but then disappeared the last few days. So, back to spinning minnows it is. Bottom fishing was not so hot. water is cold on the bottom so that bite is down. but who cares when you have 20-40lb kings exploding on top at your baits. The reef was the hotspot once again. Dusters in the blue and white pattern with frozen helped. See Nick at fish and dive for those. Have a great week
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