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April

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"APRIL MIGRATION" is the starting month for Tarpon pods to flood "Charlotte Harbor & Boca Grande beaches & flats!  Following closely behind them are the big Sharks!  It's Great fun for one or the whole family while vacationing in Florida!  We always use light tackle for plenty "Extreme Action"!  Schools of Tarpon from 80-150+, Bull-Redfish ranging 5-25lb, Snook averaging 2-20lbs, Speckled Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle 2-20lb & Juvenile River Tarpon 10-60lbs makes up just some of our "April Migration Angling Adventures"!!!

 

                   

                     

"RETURN CLIENTS"    Larry & Robyn Sigurdson from Port Charlotte, FL fished with us in February & had so much fun "Catching", they booked again for some "April Snookin"!  Their combined catch totaled sum 20 beautiful Snook & a couple of Speckled Sea Trout!  They managed to outwit & land even a couple of "Trophies" in the 12lb range!!!  (I think Robyn landed the most, but I promise we won't tell anyone!!!) LOL

Jay from N.Y. shows off his first ever Bonefish caught with Capt. Eric Herstedt

           

Ed & Chris Moy of Long Island City, NY show off a couple of Redfish caught in Mosquito Lagoon with Capt. Eric Perez.

 

           

                   

The "Laprictra Family" caught sum 40+ Snook, 80 Speckled Sea Trout, & 7 Jack Crevalle up to 12lbs on their "Total Fishing Adventure" with Capt Angel Torres while fishing "Charlotte Harbor"    "NOW THAT'S CATCHING"

 

           

Merle Caswell & his Grandson, Nick went on a "Total Fishing Adventure" with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen in Charlotte Harbor!  They battled game-fish all day landing sum 8 Snook up to 30"s, 14 Speckled Sea Trout & 10 "Tackle Busting" Jack Crevalle up to 9lbs to make an outstanding day of "Catching"!!!   (NICE JOB GUYS!)

 

                                

                                    

Ken Malkiewicz & his Son Kevin really enjoyed themselves while fishing Charlotte Harbor with Capt. Angel Torres.  The Father & Son team battled & landed sum 4-Snook, 4-Jack Crevalle & a dozen beautiful Speckled Sea Trout.  "Fishing", its hard to beat a day on the water with a Father & his Son!!!!

 

           

"Repeat Client"    Pam Lash & her Son's, Kevin & David battled plenty of game-fish while on a charter with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen in Charlotte Harbor!  They summed up their catch with over 10 Jack Crevalle up to 9lbs, 12 Speckled Sea Trout & several Snook that made an awesome day of "Catching" for the Lash Family!!!

 

           

           

"FAMILY FISHING FUN"     The "Huibregtse Family"; Will, Dick, Greg & Mark returned to fish with Florida Light Tackle Charters once again for an awesome day of family fishing fun!   Together their combined catch consisted of sum 30+ Snook, 75 Trout, 15 Jack Crevalle up to 8lbs & 3 Flounder for a busy day of "CATCHING"!  Capt. Angel Torres guided them in Charlotte Harbor with plenty of action for the whole family!!!!!

 

Fishing with Capt. Chris Holleman in Jacksonville

Curtis Duffield admires a Jacksonville Redfish caught with Capt. Chris Holleman

 

Jacksonville Bass fishing with Capt. Chris Holleman

 

 

 

          

"The Big Daddy from Cincinnati", Bob Hackett returned again for another "Fishing Adventure" with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen!  This time he brought his Son-in-Law, Rick & his Grandson, Blake to experience "Charlotte Harbor Catching"  They had a blast battling sum 11 Jack Crevalle, several nice Snook & limited out with 12 Speckled Sea Trout during their backwater charter & once again their smiles say it all!!!

 

           

"Repeat Clients"   Arden Hibbard, Ron Curtis & Bob had such a great fishing experience with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen in March, they booked another trip for April!  They were definitely "Whooped" after battling sum 30+ game-fish during their "Backwater Adventure"!  Their catch consisted of (a 200hp Evinrude.. LOL) Snook, Speckled Sea Trout & "Tackle Busting" Jack Crevalle that will keep them coming back for more!!!

 

                    

Andrew Kaunitz & his good buddie, Bob return again for the "Snook Season" to fish with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen!  Their smiles say it all when it comes to battling their favorite catch; "Snook"!!  Throw in a hefty Redfish for added fun!!!

 

                                                     

 Gary Droubay & his Sons, Garrett & John returned to fish with "Florida Light Tackle" for yet another year of "Catching"!!  Capt. Derrick Jacobsen put them on some beautiful Snook to battle then turned his efforts towards Tripletail with plenty of action to go around!!!

 

     

     

Brad & Jacobson Hayes slam MONSTER-size Redfish, Snook,

Sea Trout & Jack Crevalle fishing Charlotte Harbor with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen

 

     

  

Brad Hayes & company had and awesome day of "CATCHING" Capt. Derrick Jacobsen

 

           

                    

                         

"SPRING IS HERE", = baitfish + sunshine and you can see what follows!!!!

Mark Coronite, a long time client of Florida Light Tackle Charters left the frigid temps of Massachusetts to visit "Paradise" once again!!   Mark is all smiles after battling over 15 Redfish up to 12lbs &  a dozen Snook up to 10lbs.....AWESOME!!!  Mark is looking forward to his next fishing adventure with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen a few weeks away in May to catch a "Silver King" in the "Tarpon Capitol of the World", Boca Grande, FL

 

           

"Bass Bonanza"    Mike Mazzuca & John Vest went Peacock & Largemouth Bass fishing in Miami guided by "I.G.F.A. Hall of Fame-er, Capt. Jim Anson.  They experienced the "EXPLOSIVE" Peacock bass fishing with 25+ combined catches!!   "NOW THAT'S FISHIN"

 

         

       

Day 1    "Awesome April Redfishin"!  Father & Daughter; Kevin & Alexa Mohler accompanied by their friend Larry (green shirt), are first time salt water anglers that traveled all the way from Michigan to vacation here in Fla!   After battling 20+ Redfish from 5 to 18lbs and a few nice Snook they were ready for some R&R to get set for Day 2 with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen  "WOW"

 

           

                                 

Day 2    The Mohlers & long time friend, Larry, caught more beautiful hard fighting Redfish and a few other brutes like this pair of Gag Groupers landed by Alexa.  Also a 3lb hefty Speckled Seat Trout was caught by Kevin making their two day fishing adventure full of excellent fishing memories, not to mention, "Braggin Rights"!!!

 

           

"Day 1"    Bob Hacket booked  a "Total Fishing Adventure" for his grandson, Blake to experience some backcountry angling!  After battling sum 25+ Snook and a couple Redfish, their smiles will tell you they had a great time!!  Blake managed to land this beautiful 9lb Snook & out do Grandpa for the biggest fish of the day!!  (Although Grandpa caught the most!!)

          

    

"Day 2"   On day two Bob Hackett brought along his beautiful wife Michelle to enjoy some "good ole fishin" and as the pics prove, she out did both Bob & Blake!!  As it seems "Lady Luck" was on her side and so was this Big Bull Redfish weighing 17lbs, along with this Monster 6lb Sea Trout!  I heard Bob say; "He was leaving her at home next time"...(just kidding)!   Guided by Capt. Derrick Jacobsen

 

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If there are any "Soap Manufactures" looking to sponsor a fishing team, please call Capt. Derrick Jacobsen......:)...lol

pic of: Dalton Jacobsen 2yrs old hard at play!!! 

 

This is our clients after a busy day of "Catching"...:)

(2 yr old Dalton Jacobsen after fishin  with "Daddy", Capt. Derrick Jacobsen) 

 

 

       

                   

Dave, Pam, & Kevin Lash, father, mother, son & friend  David Mckellar/blue shirt went "Catching" with Capt. Brian Hart.  Despite 20knt winds and tough bait catching, Capt. Brian put them on an incredible 30 combined Snook & Redfish catches!!  

"Awesome Family Fun with Memories of a Lifetime"

 

 

                          

                        

"THE LASH FAMILY FISHING TEAM"!  Mr. & Mrs. Dave Lash bring their Sons for another yearly fishing adventure with "Florida Light Tackle Charters"!  This family is serious about "Family Fishin Fun"!  They also know our Professional Captains are "serious" about putting them on their target!  For 4yrs running they have returned for some serious "Game-Fish Action" & know we won't let them down!   "We Give Smiles That Have Bragging Rights"!

 

                          

                           

Mr. & Mrs. Ralf Bones from Centreville, MD vacationed on Manasota Key & enjoyed every minute of their "Fishing Adventure" w/Florida Light Tackle Charters!  Their 2-day adventure consisted of fishing the beautiful grass-flats of Pine Island Sound to the backcountry waters of Placida's barrier islands!  They battled trophy Snook, Redfish, Trout & drag melting Jack Crevalle during their "Guaranteed Game-fish Adventure"!     "Don't settle with just a "Charter boat", let us take you on a "Total Fishing Adventure" w/Florida Light Tackle Charters!!!!

 

                             

                             

"F.L.T.C'S RETURN CLIENTS"!    Doug Clinger & his fishin buddy, Aaron Corkum return again to fish w/Florida Light Tackle Charters!  Despite 25+mph winds in the forecast they had an awesome "Catching" day on the beautiful grass-flats of Boca Grande!  Their catch included, plenty of trophy Redfish, Snook & Trout they battled on light tackle using live bait!!    "EXCELLENT ANGLING GENTLEMEN"!!!

                      

Paul & Chris Ryan show off a couple of the Redfish caught while fishing Mosquito Lagoon with Capt. Eric Perez.

 

              

Chris Smith & friends from Batavia, Illinois fish with Capt. Allan Beraquit on Charlotte Harbor.  That's a 6lb Seatrout Brian is holding!

 

           

Paul + Bonnie Killian used the "REDNECK FISHIN SCIENCE" to catch over 15 snook, the trophy was 36"s and 16 1/4 lb and so many trout we lost count in beautiful Charlotte Harbor with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen

 

        

Just another day of catching in beautiful Destin.  Sharon Al-Madhoun & friends from Bella Vista, Arkansas

 

           

Sara Pelton & family goes out again in Keywest...This time it's Tarpon Time!

 

 

Jerry Ferguson of Bristol, TN shows off a Flamingo Redfish caught with Capt. Eric Herstedt

 

 

               

A half day trip with Capt. Allan Beraquit in Charlotte Harbor yields lots of Snook & Jacks for the Acampora family from Fairfield, Connecticut

                           

Paul & Janet Emert had a fun day in "PARADISE". Charlotte harbor catching some nice Snook & Reds with Capt. Derrick Jacobsen

 

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