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047 – Wahoo Pirates with Pat Patterson

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“We were like little pirates out there …”

Guest Profile

Pat Patterson is a tattoo artist in South Florida. But on his days off he loves to (you guessed it) fish. And boy does he have some great places to fish. These include the Lake Ida system for peacock bass and clown knife fish, and the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge for largemouth bass. But let’s not forget that there is always saltwater nearby in South Florida. In fact, down there the deep blue water comes very close to shore. So much so that some days you can forgo the 40′ sportfisher for the 13′ Boston Whaler. Pat did that. We’re talking small boat offshore trolling here. Let’s just say there was no place on that boat big enough to hold what was caught on the day he shares in this episode. And then of course there was a REALLY big finish …

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Fishing experience

As a South Florida native, Pat has fished for it all. His favorite target species are freshwater bass. In his neck of the woods, these include largemouth bass and peacock bass. But in recent years Pat has taken to small boat offshore trolling and bottom fishing. He did not have a lot of experience with that kind of fishing growing up, but decided to get out and get after it. He’s now getting that dialed in, and when the seas are not too sporty you can find Pat the Pirate chasing after offshore treasure.

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Pat Patterson with a peacock bass, clown knife fish, snake head, and the star of this show – wahoo!


This episode takes place in the Atlantic Ocean out of Palm Beach County, Florida.

Catch of the Day


Small Boat Offshore Trolling

This episode is about small boat offshore trolling for wahoo in South Florida. Plus we talk about epic South Florida freshwater fishing for largemouth bass, peacock bass, snake heads, and clown knife fish. Be sure to check out our other episodes about epic Lake Ida peacock bass fishing: Episode 039 with Capt. Kevin Cannon, and Episode 045 with Chris O’Keefe.


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