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Winter fishing

Fishing this month has been up and down mostly due to cold fronts moving through every 4-6 days. This cold fronts bring a sudden drop in pressure and water temps making fish less active. In addition to high winds making for wet bumpy days on the. Good news is between fronts the bite has been consistent and allowing for some…

Big Changes at Scotty J’s!!!

Well This week we purchased the New Scotty J. Our new vessel is a Sea Hunt Gamefish. It is 26ft in length, has a 9ft 2in beam, a higher free board and a deep V hull. We have also updated our permits to know accommodate up to 6 anglers plus crew. We have a Garmin Electronic package including bottom machine,…

Weather

With August in full swing weather cancellations have jumped dramatically. We want everyone to know that we do not take any cancellation lightly and do our best to run all trips scheduled. Thunderstorms can be deadly, not just the lightning, but the severe winds and sudden increase in wave heights or waterspouts. Safety is and always will be first and…

Thank you!

Thank you to all that came out with us in June. We ended up with a record Month, completing 38 trips. Currently we have 29 trips scheduled for July and 7 trips already booked in August. Openings are available for July. Please plan ahead as weekends (Friday through Sunday) in August are filling up. Don’t forget to check availability with…

Nearshore spots burning up at Scotty J’s

Offshore has been very good this past week. Lots of rod bending going on at some nearshore spots. Today’s afternoon trip boated approx 35 fish with four anglers. Fish included 7 black tip sharks, small yellowtail, Grunts, a 30″ Cobia (released) and a keeper Gag Grouper. Trips are filling up. We are currently booking into August. Still plenty of spots…

Trips are filling up

Trips are starting to fill up. Currently weekends are booked thru 6/13/2020! Kings are still out and about and reports of Tarpon are coming in. Gag Grouper opens June 1st! FWC closure for Redfish Snook and Trout is still in effect until June 1st 2021. Winds this week are making things difficult but last trip out had great visibility and…

04/24/20

We are resuming boat operations on May 1st, 2020. We are currently contacting clients to reschedule trips. If you are a new customer please contact us at (727) 421-8770 to schedule your trip!Capt. Rich

04/20/20 COVID update.

Helllo All, I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Like most of you, I have taken on role of assistant teacher for Scotty, which has been huge learning curve for both of us to say the least. That being said, I was able to sneak offshore yesterday for four hours and ended up with some nice rod bending action between…