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OCTOBER 26 2016

Well, My Bonnie III was pulled from L.I. Sound this morning, and we’ll be getting her ready for her end-of-season clean-up and prepare her for a six-month rest in the Village Creek boat-storage area.  In ten days we’ll be heading to Florida, where we’ll begin fishing in the Indian River and Sebastian Inlet sometime in late November.

Thanks to all my passengers who sailed with me this year.  I’ll be posting reports from Florida, and perhaps some of you will be coming down to the Treasure Coast area for some vacation time and you’ll want to see what we’re catching in the central east coast of the Sunshine State.  Below are a few pix of what we’ve caught in previous years.

 

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OCTOBER 19 2016

The weather was beautiful on Wednesday, and we left the dock at noon with Norwalk residents, Nick Kiriazidis and Jim Kousidis, who had a great time bringing in porgies, sea bass, and also fighting one blue that was lost at the boat.

 

OCTOBER 16 2016

On Sunday morning we left the dock with Ed Levin of Westport and his two young children, Jacob and Miriam–along with Ken Haliulin of Weston and his teen-aged son, Sam.  While waters were calm for the first hour, winds from the southwest came up suddenly, and everyone got tossed around for the rest of the trip, but they caught one fluke (returned to the water) and dozens of porgies and sea bass.

LEVIN AND HALIULIN OCT 16 2016

OCTOBER 15 2016

We sailed at 8:30am Saturday with Brent Morris and Andy Rittenberry of New Canaan.  They enjoyed chasing some albacore, bringing in porgies and sea bass, and dropping a big bluefish right at the boat.

 

OCTOBER 9 2016

The weather forecasts were threatening some afternoon rain, but we sailed at 1pm Saturday with five employees of Bridgewater Associates.  The group included  Casey Webb of Stamford, Alina Mackenthun of Boston, Jessica Madura of Norwalk, Matt Veigas of Fairfield and Lal Jhangimal of Rye.

Although we did get a bit of rain and had some windy conditions, the group caught 50-60 fish including keeper porgies and sea bass, a sand shark, and all those feisty sea robins that seem to be everywhere you drop your line.  

We’ll be pulling My Bonnie out of the water at the end of this month and getting her ready for her seasonal layover.  Then we’ll be heading down to Sebastian FL, where we’ll begin our southern charters in late November.

 

OCTOBER 3 2016

We had good weather on Monday when we sailed in the early afternoon with Maria Bruschi of NYC and Fairfield CT, along with her 13-year-old-son, Carlos–an avid fisherman.

They caught some short sea bass, porgies up to 15″, fluke up to 20″ and a passel of sea robins.  All of the fish were returned to the water except for two porgies.

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SEPTEMBER 24 2016

Saturday morning was quite chilly, and the winds were blowing fairly hard, but we sailed at 7am with Dr. Steve Eliot of Weston and his son, Andy.  They jigged up bluefish and also caught some porgies and sea bass. 

SEPTEMBER 18 2016

We fished on Sunday morning with Greenwich residents, Walter Raquet,  his son-in-law  Chris Coyle and his teenage grandsons, C.J. and Tom Coyle–along with their friend John Jacob.

We had to deal with rough water mid-Sound, but they  enjoyed non-stop action with porgies up to 16″, sea bass, and a few sand sharks. 

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SEPTEMBER 14 2016

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L.I. Sound was a bit rough on Wednesday morning, but we fished with Bud Wehrle, visiting from Las Vegas NV.   The action was nonstop, and 93-year-old Wehrle–while rocking and rolling for the entire trip–caught several fluke, large porgies, some sea bass, but no bluefish.

 

SEPTEMBER 12 2016

After a week-long layoff due to bad weather, we fished on Monday morning with Joseph Roberto of Ansonia.   Although we had to deal with some winds, Joseph brought in some nice porgies and mid-sized bluefish and, of course, a ton of feisty sea robins that really loved our bait. 

ROBERTO JOSEPH SEPT 12 2016