Another Great Start to the Season
It’s a new year and a new start of the season. We ended 2018 with big blackfin tunas and plenty of groupers! Usually this time of year is tuna, sailfish, and wahoo season until April when the mahi start showing up. January 2019 has started a bit different with some nice gaffer dolphin being caught. The blackfin are still around and expect they will be plentiful for the season. We have had occasional sailfish and wahoo being caught as well. The reef bite has been steady with plenty of yellowtails to be caught with mackerels and sharks getting some of their share of our catch – we can still get enough for lunch and dinner. I am looking forward to seeing what the end of the month brings and what the rest of the season will produce!
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Capt. Eric Evans
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Growing up, I always looked forward to all water activities - whether it was swimming, scuba diving or fishing. I visited Key West and was mesmerized by the warm weather, laid-back lifestyle and the beautiful waters - where the ocean meets the gulf. I packed-up my things and moved to the southernmost city.
At first, I held multiple jobs got on the water as often as I could. I was fortunate to have some local watermen take me under their wings and show me the art and science of offshore fishing. I quickly progressed from deck hand, to mate, to captain. It was a great experience and I still help them out to this day.
Nowadays, I still love fishing and spend most of my free time fishing. I will go out and try different techniques or try to find new spots. In the slower season, I spend much of my time under the water studying the fish behavior and how they are affected with the tides and moon phase. As I progress as a captain and angler, I always try to push myself into more challenging situations.