Here is where I plan to keep some short videos and a few pictures taken from my phone while out on the water for my clients, their friends, family and everyone else to view. It’s often hard to manage the happenings on the boat and capture the moment, not to mention that I am a little technically challenged, so please accept the quality for what it is.
-Capt. Sandy Melvin
Dan Doerr and neighbor Jim had a good day!
Bob Melvin,(my dad), and friend Bob Boyd had a great day catching Redfish!
Leigh Gale and John Winterer had a fun day catching a backcountry slam..Redfish,Snook,Speckled Trout along with a flounder and even a couple of fine catfish.
Fred and Dot Schrader had a fun morning in the Boca Grande backcountry. Here’s a nice redfish that Fred caught which was kind enough to join them for dinner at the Pink. And here’s Dot doing a nice job working a little jig for trout and ladyfish!
It was a day for the ladies as Team Bring it! caught lots of ladyfish, speckled trout and catfish in the second annual Kelly family tournament, photo’s below and video here of having a good time…note to self…leave Diet Mt. Dew at the dock next time:)
Taylor battles the big Stingray!
Harris Eaton caught the weather just right and crushed 25 or more Redfish along with some big Speckled Trout on a couple of 1/2 day trips.
Randi and Warren slipped over to Boca Grande for a weekend getaway from Miami. Here’s Randi’s first nice redfish, and another one. Warren’s big one would be here, if I hadn’t deleted it :(…but here he is with a small one.
John treated Barbara to some great Boca Grande redfishing for Barbara’s birthday gift. Here’s Barbara in action,, and again while John follows up here, and also with the biggest of the day! The reds really “chewed” today. It was a little breezy so the sound is poor, but is is a cell phone after all!
Dick and Tom slipped down from Minnesota, took a break from golf and went fishing on a wedding weekend…Good move! It was a great day for Redfish on light tackle! Here is Dick in action…and again with the biggest of the day! Tom catches them too!..and Tom with one and sunscreen on the lense…Sure beats Walleye…Eh! boys:) Go Tar Heels!
Today it was the Brad, Nikki and Todd show in the backcountry. At least “big fish” Brad and “totaled it” Tood caught redfish, Nikki was the catfish queen! Here’s Brad showing off again! Todd is off to Afganistan next week…if the hurt he put on the redfish is any indication, they better look out over there!
Sorry, but I forgot this anglers name, but I do remember the Snook!
Maria and Russ caught a beautiful fall day in Boca Grande along with Kingfish and lots of Spanish Mackeral! Here’s one of Maria’s many Spanish, and Russ showing how to catch a Spanish Mack on a fly! I thought I had Maria’s nice Kingfish on the phone video, but i must have deleted it. Forgive me Maria!
Matt and Amy were in town for a wedding and had a great morning catching Kingfish and Spanish Mack’s on light tackle. Here’s Amy in action!
Irwin catches a nice snook during the “Give Kids the World Village” charity event.
The video of Jim Rice’s tarpon would be here, if I had’nt somehow DELETED IT! Sorry Jim. You tell everyone in Nashville you are the man, and I’ll back you up! :)
As often happens, here are a few dolphin riding our wake and having a big time as we head to the Pass for a tarpon trip.
9 year old Angel Godwin had him on, but he ended up getting away. She still got the thrill of hooking her first tarpon, and promises to be ready again next time!
After helping dip bait crabs with our crew, Nikki lands a nice Tarpon,
Yesterday I stopped by Historic Whidden’s Marina for a bag of Ice and was entertained by this mother manatee and calf who had also stopped at the dock for a cool drink of water.
7 year old William Waterhouse lands a really big tarpon, with a little help from Dad!
Jay and Peter caught a lot of Tarpon on this trip. Peter’s videos were too long for YouTube, and I don’t know how to edit them yet, but Jay’s made the cut. Unfortunately we had two of Jay’s releases get eaten by a serious wolfpack of Bull Sharks. Here’s Jay’s first catch, and the aftermath, another one and the end. Here’s another of Jay’s catch and releases that made it. We only saw two of seven get eaten by sharks, so I guess we have to deal with the fact that Sharks have to eat too. I’m not sure why the sound from my phone sometimes refuses to transfer to YouTube, but it might be for the best in this case :)
At sunset, Brian lands his first tarpon, and it’s a big one!
Tarpon Season is here! Dave gets things started in the early morning. (Spicey language alert!)
Sister’s Allie and Katie Fales catch a pair of nice Reds!
Caroline McKenna in action with this Redfish!
Jeffery Barber with a nice Trout!
The Lamar men with a Snook!
Queen Elizabeth of the Lamar Family!
Grace with a Big Speckled Trout!Grace Kohler with her first Redfish!
Kammie Shaw with a nice Redfish!