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Editor’s Log: Chasing The Dream

Editor's Log: Chasing The Dream

When my wife and I first arrived in the Caribbean, we couldn’t get enough of snorkeling and would think nothing about spending hours in the water, the tropical sun burning our backs, its rays lighting the shallows like a stage. …

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Colorful Shrimp of Bonaire

Colorful Shrimp of Bonaire: Male Banded Coral shrimp. Photo by Charles ‘Chuck’ Shipley

As a frequent diver in the clear waters of Bonaire, I have become obsessed with observing the little creatures that reside there. Among my favorites are the colorful shrimp. Some species are found on certain coral, and many live in …

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Fish Are On the Move

From left to right: Brent Noseworthy, Captain Judy, Ranger Bob, Terri Collins “Cuz Two” and Cooper Napoli. Ranger Bob caught the largest and the most fish on this day. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore April fishing brings fishermen closer to the act of catching. Bait shops will start to carry what you need to get the fish’s attention — live shrimp. Pair the shrimp with traditional adjustable floats from large to small and …

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The Livelier The Bait, The Better The Bite

Terrell Gooding holding a nice genuine red snapper. Photo By Captain Judy Helmey

The old saying “the early bird catches the worm” really comes into play in August, the month that separates the true fishermen from those that claim to be. It’s best to fish early and you have to pull out all …

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Fishing Report: Fish Love Shrimp in July

Left to right front: Kara Shannon, Jessica Leterra, Laura Pruitt (holding Miss Judy koozie), Captain Judy, Suzanne Saeed (with sunglasses), Tina Stone (sunglasses on cap), Melody McElwee, Ryan McElwee. Standing in back: Aiden Saeed. Photo by Captain Kathy Brown

Inshore, offshore and Gulf Stream fishermen can show their guests a good time just knowing that live shrimp catches fish.   Inshore There are several good options this month for presenting live shrimp. The traditional adjustable float, quickly changed to …

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Fish Are Plentiful in June

L-R Captain Judy and Josh Brown are front and center. Back row: Big John, Steve and Andy. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore Inshore fishermen can go into “watch and catch mode” for spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, shark, Spanish mackerel and cobia. Now is also the time to bring out the cast net and catch your own bait. Peanut …

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Want a Trophy Redfish? NOW is the Time!

David Miller holding the rod that caught the fish, and his son Christopher holding his father’s fish!

By the time the month of January rolls around the migrating inshore fish are gone, and everything left has gone into hibernation. Spotted sea trout are wintering in deep holes in the creeks, rivers or sounds, so the best way …

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December Fishing Report 2013

Take a look at the inside of a spotted sea trout’s mouth. Those two canine teeth are what the trout use to grab a shrimp, spin it around, and toss it down the hatch.

Inshore During the month of December the fish are biting fast in an effort to bulk up for the quickly approaching cold weather patterns.  It’s a great time to be a weather watcher, as the inshore bite will really get …

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Fishing Report: November’s Savannah Slam!

Mike McAvoy is proud of his gag grouper, which he reeled in just before a shark took a bite out of it!

When the month of November rolls around, the inshore bite certainly picks up for what’s called the “Savannah Slam”…Red fish, spotted sea trout, and flounder. The secret to catching more inshore fish in these fall months is to use live …

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Fishing Big Bull RedFish Out For Fall Migration

Tyler and Thomas Lloyd are holding up what is known as a Trophy Redfish. After a solid 20-minute fight, the 48 inch redfish was tagged and released. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

The month of October offers fishermen a bigger bite scenario. Inshore fishermen get to experience the big bull redfish migration, which starts taking place this month. These monster redfish start their migration pattern from where they have been holing in …

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Avocado Mango and Shrimp Salad

Shaved Vegetable Salad by Chef Thomas Francque of M/Y Passion winner in the MYBA Chef Competition, St. Maarten 2009; 3rd in the Charter Yacht show in Antigua in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

AVOCADO MANGO AND SHRIMP SALAD Prep time: 15 minutes. Chilling time: up to one hour. Serves: 6 2 tbs grape seed or vegetable oil ¼ cup fresh lime juice 1 tbs sugar 2 large firm-ripe mangoes (about 1 lb each) …

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