Monthly Archives: September 2008

September 26, 2008 Bucks Changing Patterns

It seems that all the hunters that have been dropping off Does state that they are on a huge buck. However it seems that the big boys have changed their patterns. I can attest to that as well, we are chasing a couple of beauties that have been quite visible up to this week. Took me 2 full days in the woods to locate 1 of the big boys and now that I think I have his travel route, this weather moves in and by time I get back into the woods, he probably will change his pattern again.  I am discontinuing Hotdogs and Kielbasa this year due to my smoke house thinks they have me by my shorthairs. I did add a Slim-Jim Type of Meat Stick, it come regular and spicy, smoked and non smoked as well as my Sweet, Hot and Breakfast Sausage. Guys just remember to hunt safely, and good luck to all……  

September 22, 2008 Fall Run has begun

A little early but the fall migration is underway. Gator blues along with decent size bass are chasing bait all along the beach. Mix in someFalse Albecore and you have a great combination for excitement. This is run and gun fishing, chasing the birds and casting to surfacingfish. When they go deep, I switch over to jigs. Weaks and Porgys are on the fed as well. Thisweek the weather does not seem to bode well for our trek in search of the Bluefins. I will keep posting fishing reports, along with the deer reports.

September 20, 2008 Margret’s First Bow Kill

Well the highlight of this deer season happened Saturday evening when Margret Carlos arrive with her father with her first bow kill. I cannot describe how excited she was and how proud her father John was. She had made a very good shot, right in the 10 ring! Talk about bouncing off the walls, which made everyone in the shop feel good for her. With the cooler weather and the full moon behind us the deer activity has picked up. Every last hunter that dropped deer off stated they are on some very good bucks, just need to get that doe out of the way. I am expecting to post some real nice pics this year. Kevin Kolbek’s buck at 127-4/8 is still the big boy so far. Shoot straight  guys and safety first……Good hunting.

Bill’s Buck September 17, 2008

Showing me the pictures from his Trail Cam when he dropped off his doe on Saturday, I knew that Bill or his friend Jim would be on this buck in no time. Bill had the buck tag and attached it to this unique rack on Wednesday  evening after a short sit. A well placed shot and his bow season for a buck was over.    I have seen bucks square off and most of the real big boys have separated, the younger bucks are still in the bachelor groups. The moon this past week has had the deer moving real late and early. With the cooler weather the deer will start getting into the fall typical fall patterns. Stay safe guys, use your safety belt, and keep practicing.  

September 17, 2008 Bluefin attempt

3 boxes of sardines, 3 boxes of butterfish, 1 bucket of bunker chunks, and peanut bunker. Add in the intel reports and I really thought this would be the trip of the year. NOAA nad the rest of the weathermen had light and variable winds, less then 1 foot waves, perfect right? So when we left the harbor and the Flags were just about stiff I should have known. Making the 70 mile trip in a northeast was not terrible until the last 15 miles. The waves were breaking!! We found a spot and dropped the anchor in a fleet that would rival the “Rocks” on the weekend. Expectations were very high as we began chunking. 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, nothing, and the seas were building, light and variable my ass!!!!! Water was crystal clear,  71′, perfect except the Tuna were not eating, radio chatter had them bite real good Monday, then again Tuesday and Tuesday night. We did get into the Albies but thats not what we are looking for. So another try and goose egg on the BLuefins, but we will get out there again and keep trying until we catch them…………… Sooner or later………

September 13, 2008 Opening day 08-09 Bow

The usual amount of Does were harvested this morning, all with summer coats. No fawns were brought in and the guys report that they all seen Bucks. So when I get a call to drop off early in the afternoon I expected the same. Kevin Kolbek Jr. backs in and he does not have a doe on the back of the truck. He harversted a beautiful 9pter shortly after getting back in his stand from checking in his doe. Story goes that after his friend stated that he would wait until this aftenoon to get into his stand and take care of his doe Kevin decided that he might as well sit in his stand over looking the all to famous bait pile. 30 minutes later the buck comes in and he sends the arrow right thru the boiler room. Not even noon an he had killed a Doe and a Buck, season over. I green scored this buck at 127-4/8, it has a 17-4/8 spread with 22” main beams. It also has a split brow tine on the left side. Weighed between 155 and 160 and sets the bar for the rest of the season. Now he can spend  more time in the gym, he looks like he could use it……………. Pictures are on the site..

September 13, 2008 Opening Bow Season 08-09

The usual amount of Does were harvested this morning, all with summer coats. No fawns were brought in and the guys report that they all seen Bucks. So when I get a call to drop off early in the afternoon I expected the same. Kevin Kolbek Jr. backs in and he does not have a doe on the back of the truck. He harversted a beautiful 9pter shortly after getting back in his stand from checking in his doe. Story goes that after his friend stated that he would wait until this aftenoon to get into his stand and take care of his doe Kevin decided that he might as well sit in his stand over looking the all to famous bait pile. 30 minutes later the buck comes in and he sends the arrow right thru the boiler room. Not even noon an he had killed a Doe and a Buck, season over. I green scored this buck at 127-4/8, it has a 17-4/8 spread with 22” main beams. It also has a split brow tine on the left side. Weighed between 155 and 160 and sets the bar for the rest of the season. Now he can spend  more time in the gym, he looks like he could use it……………. Pictures are on the site..

Fall Expectations

With the amount of bait that has built up, I am expecting a very good fall season. Last year the big Weakfish showed up September 21 and provided very good fishing well into October with 3lb average fish. Jigs, Live bait worked well. This was stop and drop fishing and once it got going was very consistent. We also fished the birds, surface poppers and jigs, soft plastics provided great action right to the end of my season. This has started already, the bass are small but they are here. Trolling was unbelievable, with many multiple hook ups on the rigs. This year I will offer parachute jigging for anyone that wants to try it. This is very effective, but hard work. If the Falsies show up it is worth the time to try and get on them, they are superb fighters and gives everyonea thrill. Last but not least are the Bluefin, Time will tell if they will make a appearance in the Hole, if they do, one can catch a fish of a life time just a few miles off the beach………..PS — Porgies and Seabass filled the coolers many times last year and now is the time to catch them as well.

September 8, 2008 “BUCKS”

Fishing has been very good for Blues and stripers are mixing in, alot of surface action. Last night was my 4th evening watching the deer. Most of all the bucks have shed the velvet, a few including a very nice 8 pter just started losing it. They are also getting away from the big bachelor groups. Some of these bucks also have started to feel the need to start pushing for positions with in the herd. I have pictures that will be posted this evening. I cannot believe that deer season opens at the end of this week, seems like yesterday that we were feeding live bunkers to 30 lb bass!!!!!! This time of year, the Toys r us Rods would work very nicely, got that Randy?  Anyway, Good luck to all that venture out on Saturday, and be safe, shoot straight………  Remember you Kill em, I’ll cut um………..

September 2, 2008 Scot Graham Bluefin Trolling

Getting off shore before the suncame up, we encountered birds and bait in the middle of the “Hole”. Working this area until the marks disappeared did not get us any action, so with the clean warm water, we trolled south to Little Italy, then to the Glory Hole, then to Monsters Ledge, then to the HA buoy, then back to the Oil wreck with 1 – 20” Mahi to show for it. One other knockdown, 2 pods ofPorpoises, sums up the day. No marks, whales, birds, life. All these miles of trolling and nothing, it was like watching paint dry after a while. Big swells, but far enough part not to make it uncomfortable. Radio chatter was not much doing anywhere either. Sooner or later they will arrive, I hope………