2009-03-08 - Over Under - Islamorada, Open Boats, and a new offshore safety device

Over Under Weekly Fishing Update

 

Florida Keys Fishing - Lots of Wind, but Fishing still ok....

Well it has been a rather long week down here in sunny Islamorada, Fl. The week started out with a cold front which we did not need. The winds have been ENE all week, blowing a steady 15 to 25 with seas about 6’ to 8’. The reef was just starting to get right and in comes the cold. This front dropped the water temps back down once again, and of course we all know by now, this is not good. Anyhow we have worked real hard all week. The King Mack’s have really been the most consistent all winter. Hardly a day will go by when we can’t get a bite out of them. The bait has been another story! With these winds, the birds become a very trying part of the bait catching procedure. THEY ARE A PAIN IN THE #$#!$!! After struggling most of the week with the ballyhoo, the cigar minnows finally came back today, which was a pleasant surprise. We had a few mutton snapper early in the week along with a nice black grouper. The yellowtails have been biting pretty well on one of our shallow patches. Saturday we enjoyed some great Spanish and Cero Mackerel fishing. The water got muddy mid-day with the outgoing tide, and this created some really good conditions for the smaller Mackerel. These guys were a lot of fun on 6lb and 12lb test. Bait of choice were the Got-Cha lures. They love them. Just a simple cast behind the boat, along with a fast retrieve and you have yourself a simple rig that produces lots of bites. The sailfishing has not been very good at all for some time. We did catch one at the beginning of the week, but the action has been poor, mostly because we have had little to no current. Next week’s outlook is favorable. The water was almost back up to 72 Saturday afternoon, and the winds are supposed to start lying down by Monday or Tuesday, so we will keep our fingers crossed. Till then take care.

Captain John Oughton- That's Right

Islamorada Fishing

 

Open Boat Tuna Trips - Summer & Fall 2009

Avalon, NJ

Date

Trip Type

Price per person

Spots Available

46 Hour Overnight Canyon Trip
$800/person
6 Spots left
46 Hour Overnight Canyon Trip
$800/person
5 Spots left
22 Hour Overnight Tuna Trip
$550/person
6 Spots left
22 Hour Overnight Tuna Trip
$550/person
2 Spots left
22 Hour Overnight Tuna Trip
$550/person
6 Spots left

Ocean City, MD

Date
Trip Type
Price
Spots Available
Full Day Open Boat Tuna Trip
$300
4 spots left
Full Day Open Boat Tuna Trip
$300
4 Spots Left

Look for more dates to be added as these fill up or as new request come in. To sign up for you spot, please call: 866 OUA TUNA. In addition, THATS RIGHT will be in NJ to run overnight tuna trips for MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE from Sept. 12-20, which is the week leading up to the new moon in September. This is typically the peak week of the season for Yellowfin Tuna on the chunk in the canyons at night.

 

Product Spotlight - New MINI PLB by REVERE

Revere has announced the smallest PLB ever! They have launched, in conjunction with McMurdo, the new Fast Find PLB at the Miami Boat Show!  The new Fast Find PLB has many great features to it such as price point, size, looks.  It will be the lightest and smallest true PLB on the market which will most definitely put us ahead of the competition and be the leader! ** Pending FCC Approval**

The new PLB has the following features:

1.    5 year battery life
2.    SOS Strobe
3.    Small and lightweight
4.    Easy activation
5.    50 Channel integral GPS

Delivery of the new units is expected in mid-March.  Revere is still awaiting the  final FCC approval so thus we cannot yet discuss price but we can expect this approval shortly. Our understanding is that it will be a significant discount to their current PLB with GPS ($599.99).

In light of recent tragedies on the water and the heightened awareness to offshore safety issues, this product is worth mentioning. We would strongly advise an EPIRB with GPS as your primary safety device, and for those who desire even more security, a PLB Device attached to each Life Vest, is a great back-up. We do not feel that PLB's are a substitute for EPIRBs!

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All Revere Safety Products Carried by Over Under - 866 682-8862

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