My new Sponsor – Mercury Marine

IMG_6330I’m thrilled and honored to have recently be accepted to┬áthe Mercury Marine Pro Team staff. Ken Main and staff at Gulf Shores Marina did a great job of rigging my new Mercury 150 Four Stroke. My boat now handles like a sports car with the power the Mercury Four Stroke brings. In addition my new Mercury Enertia Prop jumps my boat out of the hole, grabs on the tightest turns and the entire rig has improved my gas mileage. Thanks Ken & Mercury!

Don’t hesitate to call if you’d like a test drive, it’s easy for everybody as I live on the water.

Capt. Mark 239-450-9230

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Fishing Report February 23, 2016

Well… I must be honest, the fishing the last few days has been very slow. This past weekend the tides were decent, the weather warmer and the the water has cleared from the latest cold front but the fish weren’t eating.

We did manage some redfish, pompano, a small permit which is a fairly unusual catch in the backcountry, some trout and some snapper and sheepshead.

As we come off the full moon I anticipate the fishing to improve. We’ll have low tides in the mornings this week which will concentrate the fish in the troughs and in addition let’s us fish both the outgoing and incoming tides.

Plus were getting ever closer to tarpon and shark season. Once the water in the backcountry hits 73 I start lookin’.

Some recent catches. First two pics are longtime clients and friends Bob & Don Rathert with some nice redfish and George Zengo with a backcountry permit.