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"Extreme Fishing"  

"It's Like Fear Factor Gone Fishin"

"Are You Ready? To get BENT"

"Click on images from left to right to see what's in store for you!"



Extreme Fishing for "Monster Goliath Grouper" (Jewfish) these Florida Light Tackle clients got to experience some extreme fishing like nothing they have ever done!  It's like hooking your rod to the bumper of a Volkswagen and driving off, these Grouper range from 100 to 800lbs and will "pull your arms off"!!  (Notice the clients being held down in the chair when the "Beast" dives down for the bottom again)  This fish was around 350lbs.




Florida Light Tackle's Capt. Mike Witfoth finally decided to suck it up & get into the hot-seat for the "Extreme Challenge"!  His experience to say the least was unbelievable!  Check out Mike straining against this Monster as he fights to stay in the chair then he gets some help to anchor his butt!!!!  This beast topped 440lbs.



Tammy Paxton from New Port Richey dared to enter "The Chair", with help close by she wins an intense battle with a 140lb "Goliath Grouper"!  She exclaimed; "That was incredible, I can't believe how hard they fight, I don't believe I'd want to take on bigger one, WOW"!



Of course Capt. Derrick Jacobsen couldn't withstand the peer-pressure being dished out by his fellow Capts to; take the "Hot Seat" , so reluctantly he took "The Chair"!   His buddies "hooked up" a bigger piece of bait for the end result of watching him get his ass kicked by a "Monster of the Deep" (Goliath Grouper)!  Check out his face and the size of that "Truck", the bigger bait worked, Ha, Ha!!  Approx weight-500lbs 



 "Extreme Goliath Gladiators"  Check out the power of these Goliaths as it takes all three men to hold the rod & angler from going bye-bye!!  This Goliath was approx. 375lbs!


 "More Extreme Goliath Battling"     This "Adrenaline Cowboy" had more than an 8 second ride with this "Mega Goliath"!  He got more than he bargained for when he saddled up in "Chair" & hooked up to this "Beast", it took over 600lbs of combined man power to steady the rod & overthrow this "Monster Goliath" especially when its massive power broke the reel harness!!!!   This Goliath was approx. 425lbs!  Capt. Brian Hart & Capt. Kenny Hyatt need some help for a picture shot!



Earl Koel watched a couple of "Extreme Anglers" land a "Beast from Below" and decided he would give it a try!  It wasn't long before he was locked up with a monster of his own in the 300lb range!  Look at the mate straining to hold him in "The Chair"!  Earl said his arms felt like Jell-O but it was awesome! 



It was time to get Capt. Scott Roe "Hooked Up" & we did just that with a big piece of bait!  It only took seconds for a Goliath around 450lbs to latch on & show Scotty what brute strength is all about!  If you view the photos in order you can watch as Scotty gets "Bent "Extreme Fishing"  Yah!

"Todd Crosswhite's  EXTREME  Fear Factor  Goliath Trip"!!! 


"Repeat Client"    Todd Crosswhite is definitely an "Adrenaline Junkie" for "Extreme Goliath Fishing"!!!  Todd couldn't wait to tangle with "MONSTER GOLIATH'S" again as he experienced them last year!  After telling friends of this "Extreme Angling" they too beckoned for "The Chair"!!  Todds Goliath tip the scales at approx. 275lbs, check out below what happens to his friends as Captain's Derrick Jacobsen, Kenny Hyatt, Brian Hart & Ronnie Scott put anglers & tackle to the test, let's see who "Will Break" first!!!


Todd's friend, Charles Oxendine gets help staying in the chair from Capt's Kenny Hyatt & Ronnie Scott as this Monster makes a run for the bottom!  You can see why these "Powerful Beasts" cause you to experience your own Fear Factor!!   Remember; You are harnessed to the rod but not to the "Chair"  


Todd's other fishin buddy Tim Wilson takes his turn in the "Chair" with mega results!  But it took mega effort from big guy Tim to beat this "Goliath"!  Capt. Kenny Hyatt lends a hand on the rod just about the time Tim gets "Bent" from the massive downward power of this "Goliath" which weighed over 300lbs!  "Big Man Tim" said he felt like Jell-O after defeating this one!   "Extreme Fun"!!!


"Extreme Goliath Fishing" Extreme Goliath Fishing" requires two Captains aboard for safety, also our bait must be fresh which requires a vast amount of our time to collect prior to picking you up for these "Unbelievable & Memorable Extreme Fishing Charters"

Rates: 4hrs-$599 for 1-3 Anglers (add $50 per additional angler/max 4 per boat)

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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


Light Tackle Tarpon fishing in Boca Grande & Charlotte Harbor with

Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


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