Central Florida Manatee Airboat Tours

As professional guides and anglers it is our responsibility to promote and practice conservation. In the winter the manatee seek refuge in warmer waters of Florida’s natural springs. To see them from shore is one thing but to float up next to them in an airboat is another. Book your sight seeing tour while these sea cows are congregating in the crystal clear waters of central Florida.
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Winter Wahoo Tackle Tips

This time of year is wahoo. We use high speed trolling lures with heavy trolling weights and 200# shock cord. Capable of speeds up to 60 mph, wahoo have little trouble attacking lures trolled at 15 knots. Additionally, fast trolling speeds allow anglers to cover large areas of water. Always have a ‘jig stick’ ready when trolling for wahoo too in case there are more fish! Cast a smaller, low-profile jig that will give a wahoo less to grab onto and better chances to get hooked.
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Ponce Inlet Fishing Report: Dec 25th – Jan 1st

The sheepshead fishing in the ICW is better than I’ve  seen in years. Not only are they plentiful but they are studs. Fishing arond the docks will yield the best results using fiddler crabs and 1/0 hook. If you decide to fish the docks please be respectful of other peoples property and do not tie your boat off. Use an anchor or trolling motor to hold you in position. Book your offshore or nearshore fishing trip with Searok Charters!
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Ponce Inlet Fishing Report Dec 18th – 25th

Ponce Inlet Fishing Report Dec 18th to the 25th Landed a couple wahoo this week north of Ponce Inlet. High speed trolling in depths from 120 to 240 will yield the best results. North of the rolldown has been good all the way to the breaks. Orange and black skirts got bit the most between 13kts to 15kts. Make sure to stagger your spread with plenty of space in between them.   Book your offshore or deep sea fishing trip with Searok Charters!
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Fishing Report Ponce Inlet Dec 11th – 18th

With the cold snap hitting this weekend we can expect the Sheepshead to be heading into the river. For best results try fishing the docks on the outgoing tide using fiddler crabs and lightest leader you can get away with. The average catch ratio of Sheepshead is one out of five bites. If you’d like to hone your hook setting skills this is the fish to do it with.   Book your offshore or deep sea fishing trip with Searok Charters!
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Ponce Inlet Fishing Report Dec 1st – Dec 11th

Due to the inclement weather during Novembers red snapper season NOAA has awarded us with a make up season. Dec 8-9-10 2017.   One per person up to 6 and no size limit. If you’d like to book a trip please go to the booking page. We’ve been waiting for this for 3 years, don’t let it pass you by.   Book your offshore or deep sea fishing trip with Searok Charters!
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Cedar Key Fishing Report: November 20th-26th

Cedar Key Fishing Report: November 20th-26th Fishing in unfamiliar territory is always intimidating due to the lack of knowledge of the area. With a little help from local fisherman and bait shops we managed to put together a decent weekend. Ran out in the Gulf between 14 and 22 miles at 40 foot of depth and looked for live bottom on our machine. The sea bass where literally everywhere. Every single drop we caught at least one. In the mix were short gag groupers, red groupers and mackerels. Groupers seemed to like cigar minnows and the bass loved the squid.
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Ponce Inlet Offshore Fishing Report 11-5 to 11-12

Fishing report for 11-5 to 11-12.   Mother nature decided not to let us go offshore this week especially because it was the second weekend of snapper season which we haven’t had in 3 years. Word on the street is the NOAA is going to give us a make up weekend. That has yet to be announced, Lets hope for smooth seas and hungry fish. I recently did an interview with FOX 35 Orlando regarding artificial reefs and how it affects fishing. This week a tugboat will be sunk as part of the artificial reef.   View the story and
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Ponce Inlet Fishing Report: Oct 26th – Nov 2nd

Ponce Inlet fishing report for October 26th to November 2nd Took the Costa del Mar Italian sunglasses frame manufacturing team fishing for some offshore action. We wanted to show them different species of fish available in Florida. Started the day with some bottom fishing at the Party Grounds. Much like last week the bottom fishing was non stop action. We caught trigger fish, red eyes, red snappers, sea bass and sharks. Needless to say they were exhausted from the constant reeling 1/2 way through the day. My mate and I decided to show them how trolling works.. Ran a couple
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