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Monday, 19 November 2012 11:34

SWFKAA Keys Trip

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This report is a little late, but the Southwest Florida Kayak Angler’s Association had a club get-together on Little Torch Key in October. Our “Social Coordinator” Esteban (Capt. Blackbeard) set up housing for the weekend and several members signed up to go. Jim VanPelt and I rode together and arrived midday Friday and everyone else was already fishing! We met up withEsteban Gutierrez,ChadForrest, Joe Corrigan, Steve Miller and Donnie Scherer at Bahia Honda State Park.


The launch was nice and the water crystal clear. Right away we started catching fish. Mangrove snapper were biting with the occasional yellowtail mixed in.Chadwas netting lots of spiny lobster but they all were just short. Jim jumped in the water and got some great underwater video of hooked fish being brought to the surface as well as great footage of Esteban bringing in a shark. At the end of the day we all met back at the house Esteban set up for us and we enjoyed some cold beverages. That evening we visited Boondocks for food and libations.

The next morning Jim and I met up with local guide Randy Morrow to take a look at some locations for bonefish and permit. That story can be seen here;


The rest of the guys launched from the house and scouted the local area. Many more snapper were caught and one notable fish was Esteban’s barracuda. Jim and I arrived back at the house in time to catch Joe cooking up some of his barbeque wings. Jim and I left that evening as I had some personal issues to attend to, but it was a great weekend and a preview of great club trips to come! Thanks to Esteban for setting up a great weekend and thanks to all who attended.

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Bob Bramblet

I am an avid tournament angler, competing in local, regional and national events. I am also the President of the Southwest Florida Kayak Angler’s Association. I write kayak fishing articles and reviews for several online resources and kayak fishing magazines. You can usually find me fishing my home waters of Estero Bay or Pine Island Sound, where I has been fishing for over 20 years. I am a member of the Florida Outdoor Writer's Association.

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# Capt. Blackbeard 2012-11-24 18:57
We gotta do this again soon... I can't wait until the next time. Let's plan it!

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