2013 INSHORE and OFFSHORE FISHING CLINICS
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Our newly revised inshore handout material is going to be considered “priceless!” We are going to give you the best times to fish for what, when, and where for the entire year of 2013.
Any inshore fisherman that is considering going offshore they need to attend my offshore class. For more details scroll down …
Two Inshore Schools
Saturday February 9 2013
Saturday February 23, 2013
One Offshore School
Saturday March 9, 2013
Time: 8:00AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Tubby’s Tank House 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt, Georgia 31404
Cost: $90.00 (included one day class, breakfast, and lunch)
Please call 912 897 4921 now for reservations
Please sign up as soon as possible! There is limited entry!
Capt Judy’s email firstname.lastname@example.org
Capt Judy’s Cell 912 429 7671
For more detailed information go to
www.missjudycharters.com OR GIVE US A CALL 912 897 4921
Inshore fishing just got really interesting!!
Captain Alan’s Red Fish Corner
Captain Alan Collins of Miss Judy Charters along with his customers has had a great inshore catching month.
Captain Alan Collins of Miss Judy Charters and the Wilmington Island Autoplex fishing team!!
Saltwater Catfish Oh My!!
Captain Alan Collins is holding up a nice and live saltwater catfish, which was caught while floating fishing for spotted sea trout. Believe this or not, but over the 20 years we haven’t caught many of these fish. Before this time we used to catch lots of catfish, then one day none. My father said, “Some sort of vises must have killed them off!” Well, it looks like slowly but surely they seem to be making a come back…this fish was released alive and kicking!!
Big fish catching smiles!
Please meet Skylar Wellington and Jocelyn Dundisky
Skylar Wellington holding a nice 22 inch spotted sea trout and Jocelyn Dundisky holding a nice 17 inch red fish. This catching duo didn’t stop with these two fish. they also caught several others biters!!
Captain Ray Crawley Trophy Red Fish Catching Man
The Terry Hubbard family fishing team
Captain Ray Crawley of Miss Judy Charters also known as the “Trophy Red Fish Man” took the Hubbard fishing team to a line stretching event. As you can see they kept a few and release a whole lot!!
Two reds and Captain Ray’s fish catching smile!
Captain Ray Crawley certainly knows how to find the red fish bite. His secret is a simple one ..and it goes like this…you have to think and eat like a red fish to catch them…so therefore when he not fishing he thinking!! It time to go inshore fishing!!
Captain Ray Crawley of Miss Judy Charters and Dennis Johnson fishing team. While inshore fishing with Captain Ray they caught fought, kept a few, and release many trophy red fish!
It’s time to go!!
Summer Trout are back!!
Captain Kathy Brown of Miss Judy Charters is holding up a nice summer trout also knows as a weak fish. When the water temperature got a warm 82 degrees these fish basically left the artificial reefs for parts unknown. However, here’s the good news…the water temperature is teeter toddle ring between 79 and 80 degrees. With that small fall in water temperature the summer trout are back. Our inshore captains have also been catching quite a few really nice size fish inshore while fishing on the bottom in the sound area.
Savannah Snapper Banks
GO FISHING TEAM TYBEE!
Please meet Tybee Island’s newest fishing team. Captain “Triple Trouble” Steve Howell has fished with me (Captain Judy) for many years and has always talked about getting a team together. Well, on Sunday September 23, 2012 it all came together, the team and the fish!
Captain “Triple Trouble” Steve Howell is holding a nice gag grouper, which he caught while bottom fishing over a “Topless Tunnel” located at the Savannah Snapper Banks. Back row left to right: Captain Bob “Big Fish” Rothman, Captain Frank “Snapper Man” Murray, and Captain Kathy “Hubba- Hubba Cotton Top” Brown of Miss Judy Charters.
Captain Bob “Big Fish Rotham” holding his fine specimen of a genuine red snapper and Captain Kathy Brown of Miss Judy Charters. Captain Bob’s snapper inhaled the first peeler crab that was dropped on the first spot.
On the deck at the wreck!
Our first stop was a secret spot that not only were we aware of it, but also the fish. On the bottom near the wreck were red snapper, porgy, and vermilion. In the upper water column there were numerous schools of banded rudder fish, almaco jack, little tunny, skip jack, and amberjack. With a full packed fish stadium Captain Steve went into the jigging mode, stayed hooked up, and had a blast reeling in fish. Captain Bob and Captain Frank used what we called a “bottom fish cocktail” as bait. The definition of this type of bait is small pieces of squid, cut bait, and topped off with a live fish. I know this sound like a lot of bait on one hook, but it’s not. The reason being is the live bait gets the fish’s attention and if the hook doesn’t get them on the first attack the leftovers will most always bring them back. For about one hour the team caught, fought, and landed fish. Captain Bob and Captain Frank dropped, set the hooked, reeled the fish in, were re-baited, they dropped back to the bottom, hooked up, reeled fish in, and I think you get the just of what happened at the old wreck. There is a strange thing that happens after you fish one area such as this for a while and that’s the fish tend to scatter. When this happens this is your sign that it’s time to move on to the next catching adventure and that’s exactly what we did.
Our bottom works
While Captain Kathy was getting the back deck in order I did a little looking and seeing. It’s my belief that the bottom in our area isn’t so cut and dry meaning you really don’t have to find a wreck or a ledge to get the best opportunity to catch some quality fish. Now don’t get me wrong a ledge or wreck does definitely hold the attentions of all fish from upper to lower holding species. And you can see it very plainly with your fish finder. However, there is more to look for when it comes to scouting our bottom.
Ditches also known as Topless Tunnels
Yes, there is more to look for than the obvious wrecks and ledges. These are special areas that I call ditches and sometimes refer to as “topless tunnels.” These areas are located on what looks like a flat lifeless bottom. There is a secret as well as a chance for finding these areas. The secret is to know that there is a possibility that they can be anywhere on the ocean bottom. The chance is that those fish that live in it happen to be out of the ditch when you ride over it. When I see a flat bottom area, which shows absolutely no bottom life I watch out for any sort of bottom detail such as small bait fish hovering or a single large fish moving. I have my fish finder set up so that I can zoom right to the bottom, which offers quite a bite of detail. However, with anything detailed such as this you have to know what you are looking at. In my case it’s using the same style fish finder for over 20 years.
On April 18, 2012 Captain Frank, “Snapper Man” Murray fished with Captain Triple Trouble Steve at the Savannah Snapper banks. He is holding a nice genuine red snapper, which he caught while using a live ruby red lips. Captain Frank’s main goal is to catch a MAHI MAHI! My main goal is to see that this happens!!! And the best thing is we still got time!!
With my thoughts of finding more fish in mind I started slowly making way while looking for a particular bottom detail. Just as I have hundreds and maybe thousands of times over my past 50 years of fishing and as luck would have it “there was this one fish.” I quickly wrote coordinates down, screamed bait the hooks, and get ready. As I made a turned back up current of the area I was excited about what I had found. When the hooks hit the bottom big strong hook ups happened!! We caught everything from trigger fish, porgy, white grunts, and vermilion snapper. And I almost forget to mention that one big fish that was swimming near the bottom that turned my head. Whether or not this was the big fish, but Captain “Triple Trouble Steve did catch a big gag grouper. And this is why I love fishing so much, because you really never know what is going to bite your hook when!! However, with years of knowledge and real fishermen that can fish I really don’t know how any of us in the Tybee Fishing Team can go wrong!! GO TEAM TYBEE!!
Best fishing for grouper is yet to come
October through December!
With ocean temperatures on the drop these fish are making way. When a fish moves it’s got to eat. This big gag inhaled a large live vermillion snapper while bottom fishing in 130 feet of beautiful blue water.
Gulf Stream Bite
Bottom fishing and trolling options!
Yes there big grouper at them there deep water drops!! Give jigging a try, because big bottom fish such as this big grouper are making plans to move!! And they have already gone into their bulking up mode!!
Johnnie Wilson on the E-FISHIN-C with a deli ledge gag grouper.
Thanks for reading! Captain Judy