Captain Jonathan Moss is the owner and operator of Go Castaway Fishing Charters in Central Florida. Light tackle saltwater fishing for Mosquito Lagoon redfish is his specialty. Capt. Jonathan grew up in Orlando and on the “Space Coast” of Florida. He has always loved saltwater and freshwater fishing here. Before guiding he took a detour as a PE teacher for a few years, but the call of the water was too strong. Capt. Jonathan hung up his whistle and picked up his push pole. These days he can be found poling clients around in his skiff for Mosquito Lagoon redfish, speckled sea trout, black drum, snook, and tarpon. But in this episode, the Mosquito Lagoon redfish bite was so incredible the most difficult part was heading home.
For more information and to see pictures, visit the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/035-mosquito-red-captain-jonathan-moss/
Hector Quintero works in logistics for an import/export business in McAllen, Texas. But when he is not delivering the goods, he’s chasing the fish. Redfish, that is. You see, Hector’s home water is the Laguna Madre. It’s flats boat heaven, and an awesome inshore fishery for trout and redfish. In this episode, Hector tells us about the first time he got turned on to topwater fishing for reds. Ever since, he’s gone topside for more of those incredible blow ups that never get old.
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/034-topwater-texas-hector-quintero/
Mike McCoy is a professional bass fisherman on the FLW Tour. He grew up in Florida where his passion for bass fishing began at the local golf course ponds. Mike took a bit of a hiatus from fishing while serving in the Marine Corps. However, he now takes the perseverance, focus, and intensity of a Marine with him on the tournament trail. Now going into his second year at the front of the boat, Mike is ready for battle each and every week. But in this episode, Mike shares with us an incredible day of large and smallmouth bass fishing that was not on the trail. If only the bass would bite like this during every tournament!
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/032-moving-up-mike-mccoy/
Mark Naumovitz is a busy guy. Paramedic, realtor, and owner of ReelsAndTackle.com, an online tackle store. Not to mention that he writes for fishing magazines and has been a guest lecturer at many fishing events. And somehow he finds a little time to fish. His favorite fishing vessel is his kayak, and he has many kayak fishing tournaments under his belt. Mark spends most of his time fishing for inshore saltwater species in his home waters in Florida. He also ventures out on the ocean proper to catch some serious pelagics from his “plastic yacht”. In this episode, Mark tells us about one such trip where the catch of the day was mahi mahi. We could have stopped the story there, but instead there is a REALLY big finish. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, and queue the “Jaws” music …
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/029-big-finish-mark-naumovitz/
Michel Cardoso is our first guest from Sweeden. He and his professional fishing team, the South End Anglers, have racked up some amazing catches. But Michel’s rise to tournament angler was not a direct one, as he did not come from a family that fished. But after going with friends a time or two, he definitely got the fishing bug. Then once his brother invited him to fish a tournament, that’s when the full blown fishing fever set in. In this episode, Michel shares the SEA’s incredible day fishing in the Sportsmasters pike tournament. It ended in a crazy photo finish that’s just too close to call …
For more information and to see pictures, check out the show notes page at http://www.telltalefisherman.com/026-centimeter-michel-cardoso/