January fishing has been really good and my suspect is that it will continue during times of good weather. However, cold fronts should tend to improve Sheepshead harvest with more catches and larger fish to boot. Early to middle month January catches included the following for both new, repeat clients and fishing friends.

Pictured is my good friend Roger Chase of Marshalltown, Iowa with granddaughter Katy Weese and her friend Zac Brackett, both of La Moillee, Iowa.  We recently spent an afternoon together on Fish Face II catching a lot of fish and celebrated over cocktails at Cabbage Key before retiring for the night. Matt and Katy caught a variety of fish including the large Seatrout and Snook that Matt is pictured with.  I always have a great time with Roger, his wife Sally (when she shows up), their family and friends.

Pictured Roger Chase, Katy Weese, Zac Brackett large Seatrout Snook

The previous day I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with regular clients Lee Longstretch of Cape Coral and Tom Buzzi of Akron, Ohio. Each are pictured with a Redfish as well as featured together with Spanish Mackerels. Great job guys! See you both again in February.

Redfish catch 1 Redfish catch 2 Both men together with Spanish Mackerels

Finally, I had the pleasure of spending a beautiful day with Julie Soberly of Cape Coral, her daughter Mary and son-in-law Chris Rajcit of Greenville, S. C. catching Reds, Snook, Seatrout, Sheepshead and Spanish Mackerels. Mary is pictured with a large Redfish while Chris proudly displays his Snook catch. Julie and I met last year at the German Center in Cape Coral where we shared stories of a mutual friend from her hometown of Carbondale, Illinois. We had a great time on the water and ate great lunch at Cabbage Key to top off the fishing trip. Looking forward to being with all three of them next year.

Mary with her Redfish catch Chris with his snook catch

Prior to the above charters, 1st Mate Vicki and I took a break from our daily routine of scheduling and running charters. We spent 3 days in Las Vegas, enjoying the sites, gaming, entertainment and dining. We are pictured together after lunch at the newly opened (Gordon Ramsey’s) Hell’s Kitchen on the strip in front of Cesar’s Palace. We recommend that everyone give it a try when there. We are back and ready for the season.

Terry and Vicki at Hell's Kitchen In Las Vegas

The remainder of January should continue to produce a lot of catches on the flats, around docks and structures. This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters LLC, wishing everyone ‘tight’ lines. Check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com. Call me direct at 239-357-6829 or email fishfacecharters@yahoo.com to book a charter. I am also available as ‘Captain for Hire’ (by the hour) on your vessel for safety, navigation, fishing techniques and locations to insure your boating and fishing confidence that will teach you to navigate and fish ‘like a pro’.

by Captain Terry Fisher

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