May 16, 2011
AIRTIMES THIS WEEK
Sun Sports Network
Thursday, 8/28, 6:00pm
Friday, 8/29, 11:30am
Sunday, 8/31, 7:30pm
The Sportsman Channel
Wednesday, 8/27, 12:30pm
Friday, 8/29, 9:00pm
Sunday, 8/31, 6:00am
There is no question that Florida is a great place to fish. But right next door in the Bahamas, the fishing maybe even better. There's no better feeling than completing an ocean crossing in your own boat. Man's been doing it for more than 400 years, but it's never been easier than right now. Even with state of the art electronics, auto pilot and super dependable outboards, it's still a great feeling to spot land after three plus hours at sea.
Today's outboards have never been more reliable, so the prospect of making a crossing in a single powered 25-foot skiff is certainly doable. Even without your own boat the Bahamas are super accessible. Daily flights out of Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm will deliver you to some of the hottest fishing destinations anywhere.
Join us as Terry Gibson makes the crossing on boat and find excellent bottom fishing plus some big dolphin. Then Mike Conner flies over to stalk the gray ghost…bonefish. As they say, It's Better in the Bahamas!
On the Conservation Front: Founder Karl Wickstrom points out some silly quirks in Florida's fishing license laws and campaigns for that shore-based anglers to be required to carry a license.
Target Species: Snapper, Grouper Dolphin
Sponsor: Sea Sucker
Location: West End, Bahamas
Host/Editor: Terry Gibson
Guide: Mark Connell www.eastcoastjetcenter.com, Grayson Kyte www.tailspotter.com, Dale Davant
Lodging: Blue Marlin Cove www.bluemarlincove.com
Reel: Penn International V 50VSW
Rod: Penn International Tuna Stick 6'
Line: 50lb Trilene Big Game High Vis Green line
Bait: Williamson Trolling Plugs
Boat: 39' Venture
Engines: Mercury 275hp Verado
Target Species: Bonefish
Location: Exuma, Bahamas
Host/Editor: Mike Conner
Guide: Garth Thompson, Drex Rolle, Stevie Ferguson www.exumabonefish.com
Lodging: The Mermaid House www.mermaidhouse.info
Rod: Pflueger Trion IM-6
Reel: Pflueger Trion
Line: Scientific Angler Mastery Series Bonefish
Fly: #4 Gotcha
Boat: 16' Boston Whaler
Engine: Mercury 60hp 2 Stroke
Conservation Minute: Mercury