Mid and late October fishing proved to be somewhat better than I actually expected, given my comments on my latest report. One may recall, I mentioned many fishing guides presented dismal accounts of inshore catches and I was concerned that my luck would run out. Nonetheless, I was fortunate to find and catch a variety of species, including Redfish at some of the more productive, pre-hurricane (Irma) locations.

Once again I had the pleasure of taking Martin Smith, his wife Mandy, her sister Cindy and brother-in-law Rob Emmerich all of Cape Coral, on their annual Redfish adventure. Martin is pictured with a small Cobia while Mandy is pictured with her Redfish. Cindy is also pictured with a Redfish, while husband Rob displays the biggest Seatrout of the day. Lots of fish were caught. It turned out to be a beautiful day on the water with some of my favorite people. Great job team!

The following day I had the opportunity to take four Canadian Dentist’s fishing!  Only one had a good amount of experience, but I would have never known by the amount of fish that was caught. John Whitehead of Windsor arranged the charter via my professional fisherman friend, Gino Mascarin of Thunder Bay, Canada. John is pictured with one of two Redfish he landed. His friends, Dave and Paul are from the Toronto area, while Pete hails from London, Canada. Paul and Pete are pictured with Redfish, while Dave poses with a big Spanish Mackerel. This charter was on October 28, the day the tropical storm approached from the southwest and headed up the east coast. Even though it brought lots of rain and we all got soaked, we caught a bounty full of fish! Always try and fish a day or two prior to a cold front when possible, as the fish are usually very active.

1st Mate Vicki and I are looking forward to seeing many fishing friends and meeting new clients at the upcoming Ft. Myers Boat Show (November 15-18). Be sure and stop by our booth.

This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters. Check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com for charter information. Email fishfacecharters@yahoo.com or call me direct at 239-357-6829 to reserve a date. I am also available as Captain for Hire (by the hour) on your vessel, to assist and instruct in navigation, safety, fishing locations and fishing techniques that will insure your days on the water will be safe, productive and enjoyable.

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