What a day for Zachary01/13/2013
We had a blast today fishing with Zachary and his father on Snapshot Charters. Zachary was having a great time catching yellowtail and Mahi-Mahi! What an awesome kid he is.
What can I say.....Yesterday was phenomenal! What a great time we had yesterday with Ben Simokaitis, a long time customer and friend. Queen Snappers like this on up to 23 pounds. TWENTY THREE POUNDS!!!! Amazing. We had a blast and are looking forward to another great day of fishing today. If you haven't booked your fishing vacation yet, now is the time to do it! What are you waiting for? Contact the Marina Booking Office at Hawks Cay Resort or contact me at 305-522-5506! Looking forward to hearing from you. -Capt. George
Tis the Season!11/20/2012
So here we are at Thanksgiving week.... Already! Welcome Back to all our returning friends and Welcome to those who are visiting us for the first time. We know you are going to enjoy your experience and we hope you will return. Fishing is great! There are plenty of choices when it comes to what type of fish you can catch right now, so get in touch with the Marina Booking Office and book your charter TODAY!
Invasive Lionfish Caught Aboard Snapshot04/13/2012
We had a great time with the Folkerts and the Tutivens on Thursday. We caught alot of really nice fish but I think the excitement of the day was the Lionfish. The first one caught aboard Snapshot. It was awesome, but there are some things you should know regarding this beautifully wicked fish... "With distinctive reddish and white stripes, gracefully flowing fins, and menacing spines, few fish embody the beauty, mystery, and danger of the ocean quite like the lionfish. The venomous, elongated dorsal, pelvic, and anal spines of a lionfish are primarily defensive, delivering a painful sting and deterring potential predators (including humans). And while we have yet to discover who eats them, over 50 species of fish and invertebrates such as shrimp are typically on the lionfish’s menu. Lionfish have been known to swallow whole prey twice their length. Lionfish can reach lengths of up to 20 inches and may live for as long as 15 years. They become sexually mature in less than a year and a single female can spawn over two million eggs each year. Larvae can hitch rides on ocean currents, quickly traveling great distances. All this can add up to a lot of lionfish. Although native to the Indo-Pacific region, lionfish were introduced to the Atlantic and are now found along the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Florida and in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Far from home, lionfish aren’t welcome. The lionfish’s lack of predators, voracious appetite, rapid reproduction, and fast growth spell trouble for the balance of invaded ecosystems and fisheries, as lionfish can out-compete native species for food and space. Imagine a coral reef with nothing but lionfish – it isn’t quite as pretty, or healthy, as a reef filled with a variety of colorful fish. In Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, divers are being encouraged to remove as many lionfish as possible. The sanctuary recently co-hosted a series of lionfish roundups, with the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) offering cash and prizes for divers bringing in the biggest catches. The derbies also educated divers on how to safely handle – and eat – these marine invaders. If you spot a lionfish in the sanctuary, report it to REEF or Mote Laboratory’s Marine Ecosystem Event Response and Assessment program.
Spring Has Sprung04/10/2012
Fishing in April is always a great time. The weather is so nice and the fishing in general is just plain good. Yellowtail Snapper fishing is awesome. This is probably one of the best eating fish there are and they are definately plentiful right now. There are some Amberjacks being caught as well as the occasional dolphin (mahi). If you are fishing with us, don't forget to bring your catch to Tom's Harbor House to have them prepare it to your liking. You won't be dissapointed.
March 18, 201203/18/2012
We hope you all had a great St. Patricks Day. Maybe you were lucky enough to get out on the water and do some fishing. Snapshot has been going every day and the fishing has been awesome. Yellowtail Snapper are always a great time and the Muttons have been showing up here and there. Cobia Cobia Cobia! Yes, the cobias are here as well as kingfish and AJ's. The weather has been a little windy lately but it looks like it will start calming down now and we are all thankful for that. If you haven't booked your fishing vacation yet, you need to. The spring/summer months are here and fishing is so great. Give us a call at Hawks Cay Resort & Marina for all your fishing/playing/staying needs. Snapshot is available to be booked by contacting the Marina Dock Office at 305-743-7000 and choosing option 2. Don't forget to visit us at the docks in the afternoons.
Florida Keys Sportfishing02/05/2012
January has come and gone and the fishing has been great on SNAPSHOT. Dolphin, Snappers, Pompano.....what can I say, there is nothing like fishing in the Florida Keys. We are looking forward to more great fishing this month. The sailfish are here and that should be a blast. What are you waiting for? Book your fishing vacation now for a lifetime of fantastic memories. Contact the Marina Booking Office by calling 305-743-7000 and selecting option 2. Let's go fishing!
Come "Sailfish" away...01/19/2012
Barbara Smith and Dinah Posey had an awesome time fishing on Snapshot for Sailfish. Fishing the Florida Keys for Sailfish is always a great experience and we couldn't have had a better time. We hope to see you both again soon!
More With Zachary and Chris01/13/2012
So, Zach and his dad didn't get enough yesterday and they are back at it with Capt. George Campbell today on Snapshot. Check out this awesome dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) Zachary just caught!
Well, we are certainly starting the new year off right. From snappers to swordfish, take your pick. Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) are still here and our guests are definately enjoying catching them. Snapper fishing is good on the reef and on the wrecks. Muttons, yellowtail and a variety of other snappers can be caught right now and never dissapoint at the dinner table. Wahoos are being caught here and there and the tuna's are plentiful offshore. If you are looking for a little more fight, swordfishing might be the trip for you. This is always an exciting experience and makes for an incredible fishing memory. There are so many options for fishing this time of year and we are very excited to get out there and start taking advantage of all the Florida Keys fishing has in store for us this year. Make your reservation today for your fishing vacation at Hawks Cay Resort and Marina. Don't forget to take your catch to Toms Harbor House and have them prepare it for you. It can't be beat!