The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 9, 1976 · Page 67
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 67

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 9, 1976
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Palm Beach Post, Thursday, December 9, 1976 D3 Sails, Kingfish Providing the Best of Fishing and red golly whompers. Most are under 5 pounds, though. We havent Greg Forrer Sports Writer seen one top it in a while. Okeechobee Adrian Garrard, owner, Garrard's Tackle Shop: "The wind has been a If J ing during the past week, although bass have been taken on live and artificial baits. J. Wolfe, of Cleveland, Miss., took his black plastic worm out to the pepper grass beds Saturday in hopes of a record bass and returned with a baby raccoon. That was the most unusual catch of the week." Clewiston Julie Racicot, Jolly Roger Fish Camp: "It hasn't been fast, but bass are being caught, mostly on black real tactor in Keeping me oass iisn-. ing slow. Most of the fishing action has been in the rim canals both bhaaIth nn.1 knpii Tln pnnnlrl. nlt V r apcL&a cuiu uaoo. 111c aina cue irc- ing caught on jigs and live minnows, slow drifting the minnows about 8 to 9 feet deep." llraimsiniTfesioini Tackle: "It's kind of slow. No blues and haven't heard of any mackerel or kings. There are some grouper and some snapper in the river, but that's slow, too. Some redfish are being picked up around the inlet on diamond jigs." Sebastian Inlet Frank Catino, owner, Custom Rod Shop: "Best action is for pompano in the surf when it's fishable. Offshore is slow - you can't get out anyway. There are a lot of blues around the inlet and an occasional flounder. The trout haven't started up yet." Belle Glade Nan Corbin, Slim's Fish Camp: "The wind and rain hampered fish doing real well lately on bottom fish in the lake. He's had nice croaker up to a couple pounds and mangrove snapper around a pound or so. Gene Cassidy got a 30-pound king the other day off Juno on a live blue runner. I've heard of a few small snook taken on Trout Touts around the Earman River spillway. The strangest things I've run into in a while happened Sunday night. We were off the beach on Singer Island, by the Hilton, and we ran into a large school of weakfish, or silver trout. They were right up at the top like a big school of mullet. We got a bunch on small silver spoons. We're having them for lunch." Juno Beach Kaaren Cornelius, Juno Pier: "We had good runs of blues up until Monday when they slowed. Tuesday, we had none, but with the cold front that's in, it should bring them back again. Lester Free had a good string broken yesterday. Up until then, he had gotten a snook each morning for five days. They've been small ones. He's getting them jigging a feather." Jupiter Capt. Cal Maries, owner, Capt. Cal's Cove: "We were after the elusive Spanish mackerel yesterday, but we only got one. We wanted them for marlin bait, but the one we got was too big. I'm going to eat him myself in a few minutes. We didn't see any blues, but there were jacks and lady fish. The blues were hot Monday, though. They came in with a guarantee against failure for 6 months or 6,000 miles. around the inlet and they were catching them on every cast for a good while. The last good king action I heard of was off St. Lucie in 60 feet of water. Inside the Lox-ahatchee they are getting some blues, lots of ladyfish and some snapper and sheepshead." Mike Yount, Conch Cove Marina: "Monday, the blues showed up at the Jupiter Inlet and I heard there were some small weakfish (silver trout) around there. Rumor has it a guy netted around 200 pounds of them. That's about all I've heard of." Jensen Beach Jack Klett, owner, Snook Nook Bait and Tackle: "We got a good report on blues yesterday. They're in the surf. Robert Johnson got nine, Jack Hudson got nine, Reg Branson got four and Fred Hein also got i four. Jack McConnell got 18 pompano in the Stuart surf and Jack Thomas picked up 18 trout in the river on lures. Rick Sowden got a 6-pound snook on a Trout Tout in the river." Fort Pierce Don Raffey Jr., White's Discount Road test Clean sump G screen $ Remove pan Adjust bands G linkage Visual inspection Replace pan gasket G fluid new fluid :ll'lH:MHJm 1 (6ottryin TRANSMISSION Mon -Fn 8 to 6. Sat 8 to 1. Remembe r. this is a preventive maintenance service If you already have transmission problems, ask about our other reliable services Domestic passenger cars only Trailer hitches with coolers only. where applicable Locally owned & operated by your Cottman Mnn 200 First St. & Narcissus Ave. 833-6343 ..HI r . V;; ... .. . y f" 3lS -riff Offshore fishing for sails and king-fish seems to be the best of mediocre to fair fishing. The cold front that moved into the area Tuesday night, however, may improve results on a few other species. Sails have been raised, caught and released the past few days in the waters north of the Jupiter Inlet and beyond. Forty-seven releases were reported in the Old Port Yacht Club's sailfishing tournament held last Friday through Sunday. Norm Ehinger's Tumbleweed took first place with 14 releases, followed by Larry Goldrich's Strike One with 13. The Stuart Sailfish Club's Light Tackle tourney starts today, and although some fairly rough seas are expected, the mood is optimistic. The kingfish action, as it was last week, is centered off Lantana and Boynton Beach. Blues again have been showing up in the surf in the Jupiter to Jensen Beach area, as well as in the north end of Lake Worth. Mackerel have been hinted at around the Little Blue Heron bridge, but nobody is saying much. Freshwater fishing has taken the brunt of the cold and windy weather. Reports say bass fishing is slow all around Lake Okeechobee. West Palm Beach Tom Burns, owner, The Bass Fisherman: "Not much is going on. The wind is too strong. Some fish are being caught in the north end of Lake Okeechobee, but in the rim canal. You've got to find clear water, camp on it and hope for the best. The south end is pretty well torn up, but Coot Bay has got some fish. On the west side, Tin House Cove has produced some fish. But all over, you've got to work at it and know what you're doing." Jim Darr, Kleiser's Sport Shop: "I don't have much information that's favorable. Blues have been in the surf along the coast around Jupiter. Krocodile spoons and cut bait have been taking them. I haven't heard of any mackerel, but there are a lot of jacks." Lake Worth Leonard Kempel, Lake Worth Pier: "The fishermen are coming out and waiting for the cobia and some have been rewarded. Tuesday, Gerald Arel got one just about 25 pounds. Steve Sparks got a cobia that went over 21 with an African pompano that went over 22. Pat Schroeder caught a 49-pound cobia. John Salomone got one snook that went oyer 6 pounds and Dorothy Viers got three snapper around 2 pounds apiece. Bob Nelson got two snook around 6 pounds. The cobia have been taking anything - cut bait, live runners or goggle-eye. The snook are being caught on live shrimp." Lantana Capt. Bob Spickler, owner, Sportsman's Park Bait and Tackle: "The kings have been doing good at night. Last Thursday night, they got 65. That was the best in a while, but they're getting over 40 pretty regular. Tuesday night, they got 40 and Monday night they got 58. During the day they pick up some kings, but not as many - they mix in snapper and yellowtail, then, some grouper. Nothing has been going on with blues. It'll take some good cold weather to get them down again. Sheepshead, sand perch as usual and a few drum are being taken off the bridges. Snook action hasn't been much lately, either." Boynton Beach Capt. George Culver, owner, The Two Georges: "Night trips have been producing some good catches of kings, up to 40 or so. Saturday night, we picked up a wahoo that went 59 Vi pounds. The kings drop off a bit during the day, but we make up for it with snapper, yellowtail and some grouper. We had one mutton snapper go 14 pounds, but most have been in the 2 to 4-pound range. The charter boat Elf III, Capt. Mike Zubak, has been coming in with some dolphin catches, 10 to 30 from 8 to 10 pounds." Capt. Dan Garnsey, owner, The Sea Mist: "The night fishing, especially over the weekend, has produced good catches of kings. There are just a very few sails." Palm Beach Shores Bill Perini, Bill's Marina: "Everyone fishing is out for sails. The Photo got seven releases fishing north of Jupiter the other day." Riviera Beach George Graves, owner, Seven Seas Bait and Tackle: "I was cleaning 10 blues when you called. I got them trolling mops in the north end of Lake Worth. I had heard they were starting to pick them up again. They were nice fish - up to 5 pounds. Sunday night, Sam Peterson got 19 blues off Lake Park on cut mullet. Monday night, Cliff Edwards got 21 on cut mullet opposite marker 30. I've also got ten some fair reports of blues at night off of Phil Foster Park. Mark Yount has been picking up some big jacks on Zara Spooks along the sea wall opposite Good Samaritan Hospital. He said they're up to 40 pounds. The best time is daybreak." Bobby Nagel, Blue Heron Fleet: "It's been kind of slow. Yesterday, we got nine or 10 porgies. One guy, a boat captain from Virginia, got them all. We picked up a couple of snapper and we had one big king yesterday - mate Russ Key got a 20-pounder." Capt. Bob Bonvechio, owner, The Capt. Bob: "We did pretty good yesterday - got some red grouper, por-gie, mutton snapper. We had about 10 to 12 people fishing and we picked up 25-30 fish. A few days back, Becky Hyne got three dolphin. One went 40, one went 20 and the other went around 8 pounds." Capt. Joe McCaughey, owner, The Shamrock: "It's just fair. Nothing's red hot on what's being caught. It's bottom fish mainly." North Palm Beach George Lott, owner, Lott's Bait and Tackle: "Cliff Gruber has been 8t P.O . -ar" oaWOV rtVrrfV"' .OOW A9lW u lrtow A.r'd& vaMS' .nw ..aa- ' .v..Vw A' v,nOOw' aGu pa1 . -A V-l a rv -( .nw , - e1 rft 1 0 O or 1

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