Category Archives: Fishing

A Charter Boat Called “Paradise” Skippered by Capt. Steve Skevington in the Gulf of Mexico

Left to Right: Gary Smith, Captain Steve Skevington and Dennis Macalister holding a 25-inch Red Grouper caught in "Paradise."
Left to Right: Gary Smith, Captain Steve Skevington and Dennis Macalister holding a 25-inch Red Grouper caught in “Paradise.”

APtravelnews–July 22, Marina at Cape Haze Englewood, FL.–Barb and I, along with friends and business associates from Click-It Hot Use It Cold, had a bus-mans holiday after the ICAST, Giant fishing show in Orlando, FL.  The grouper, lane snapper and very large grunts bit sardines and cut grunts, like rabid squirrels. We released, between 5 of us fishing; more than 75 fish, most under size slots, but the group of us took home a fine assortment of legal fillets to prepare and eat at our respective homes. The real story here is the very capable Captain Steve, who with his mate Deone, made it all worthwhile and an enjoyable experience.  We spotted dolphin and curious giant sea turtles, Frigate birds circled, and flying fish glided by too! The Cape Haze Marina was clean, loaded with snook that took the cuttings at the cleaning table and gained weight and length-they were beautiful! An alligator also partook in the cleaning table carcasses after Steve sliced and diced with his electric filet knife.  Go fish with very knowledgeable and friendly Captain Steve on the Paradise, by going to the booking number of 941-575-3528 and check out www.paradisefishingcharters.com Rods will bend on the 35-foot charter craft called “Paradise.”

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A fine example of one of the more than a dozen Lane Snapper we caught. Very delicate and tasty member of the snapper family!

 

The rocks held a fine kettle of lane snapper, grunts and porgies!
The rocks held a fine kettle of lane snapper, grunts and porgies!

 

Gorgeous grouper surprised us in Paradise, all day long!
Gorgeous grouper surprised us in Paradise, all day long!
Slicing and dicing through filet after filet!
Slicing and dicing through filet after filet!

Pictures of the Week!

Wounded Warrior Project  members in Kodiak Alaska. Fished all week and Federal Express sent 100-pound boxes of fillets home for all of us!
Wounded Warrior Project members in Kodiak Alaska. Fished all week and Federal Express sent 100-pound boxes of fillets home for all of us!
NUTS!
NUTS! Cold and then cold again!
Wounded Warrior group. They received plaques from our Coast Guard hosts for their fishing expertise!
Wounded Warrior group. They received plaques from our Coast Guard hosts for their fishing expertise!

 

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Taken just before Hurricane Andrew struck!
Taken in Key Biscayne before Hurricane Andrew struck!
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Yes, in a wet suit under the drip-edge of giant glacier. Done some dumb stuff. Still here thought!

Sunday Images for Relaxation and Musing!

Where we all would like to be in the summertime, eh? The Catskill Mountains!
Where we all would like to be in the summertime, eh? The Catskill Mountains!
Almost like a fairy tale!
Almost like a fairy tale!
Minnesota in July! Great walleye and small mouth at Bear Big Lake!
Minnesota in July! Great walleye and small mouth at Bear Big Lake!
The way it used to be! Joe Brooks image! From my book: History of Fishing The Florida Keys!
The way it used to be! Joe Brooks image! From my book: History of Fishing The Florida Keys!
Yes, this was a wild bear! Peanuts kept it calm, lots of peanuts!
Yes, this was a wild bear! Peanuts kept it calm, lots of peanuts!