Ed Killer: What a week in the Treasure Coast outdoors

Covering the outdoors on the Treasure Coast is the job of a lifetime and weeks like the one that just passed make me appreciate how interesting the local outdoor scene is.

Proper reflection of the events was required Friday over a corned beef hash omelet at Maria’s Cafe in Stuart.

A few highlights were:

Saturday: FLW’s EverStart bass tournament on Lake Okeechobee was won by Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid with 68 pounds of bass in three days, including 35 pounds Friday. Of note, 2011 FLW Tour Lake Okeechobee winner Brandon McMillan of Clewiston finished ninth in his first tournament since the Jan. 2 murder of his father Jimmy at the family store in Belle Glade. Also, my alma mater, Indian River State College, won the collegiate portion of the event.

Sunday: Miller Time owned by Palm City’s Rob and Patti Miller and led by Capt. Brandon Walton came from behind to win the Sailfish Point Yacht Club Invitational Sailfish Tournament, the team’s first sailfish tournament win.

Monday: Daymaker charters’ Capt. Patrick Price emailed photos of a rare feat — three sailfish caught at the same time by three generations of anglers. Dad, Gary, son, Zane (only 31/2), and Price successfully reeled in and released a sailfish tripleheader. It was also young Zane’s first of sure to be many sailfish.

Tuesday: A long-planned wade fishing trip with Jayson Arman of That’s R Man land-based charters was cut short by a phone call telling me about a beached whale in the Fort Pierce Inlet. Arman and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to observe a rare and sad natural local phenomenon.

Wednesday: Emails and phone calls tell me a 510-pound swordfish is at Sailfish Marina. Captains Mark DeBlasio and Joe Miele of New Jersey, share the tale of their great catch and of many other swording trips this season. Daymaker’s Price calls again to tell of Orlando anglers Dustin Sayer and Bill Overbeek’s day of 16-for-25 on sailfish, a Daymaker boat record, and two cobia weighing 35 and 40 pounds.

Thursday: Learned of NOAA Fisheries Service’s changes to its fishing data methodology. Hopefully, the avalanche of fishing restrictions reverses direction before more small local fishing businesses go under.

Other news included: Capt. Mike Holliday of Stuart to release “Fishing Kids,” a children’s book series geared toward fishing tips and adventure; Treasure Coast Casters tournament Sunday produced 29 fish at weigh-in for 20 anglers.

Can’t wait to see what adventures next week brings.

This entry was posted in Sportfishing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Recent Posts

  • Contact Us



  • Facebook page for the War Bird Sportfishing Charter Boat Twitter Account for Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Guide and Charter Boat Captain of the War Bird RSS Feed for Posts from Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Charters - the War Bird
    Google Plus

    To Book a Deep Sea
    Fishing Charter
    (305) 394-7420

    Florida Keys Fishing in Key Largo


  • To Book The War Bird
    (305) 394-7420


    KEY LARGO
    DEEP SEA FISHING
    • Sailfish
    • Dolphin - Mahi Mahi
    • Wahoo
    • King Mackerel
    • Tuna - Black Fin Tuna
    • Marlin
    KEYS REEF &
    WRECK FISHING

    • Yellowtail Snapper
    • Mutton Snapper
    • Cubera Snapper
    • Mangrove Snapper
    • Grouper
    • Kingfish - King Mackerel
    • Spanish and Cero Mackerel
    • Hogfish
    • Amberjack
    • Cobia
    • Baracuda

  • The Fish House
    Key Largo's Finest Seafood Restaurant
    102401 Overseas Hwy
    Key Largo, FL 33037
    305-451-4665

    Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Dinner: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    No Reservations, just come on in!


  • Pages

  • Meta


  • Offshore Sportfishing in the Florida Keys

  • Tags


  • Facebook page for the War Bird Sportfishing Charter Boat Twitter Account for Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Guide and Charter Boat Captain of the War Bird RSS Feed for Posts from Captain Dana Banks - Key Largo Fishing Charters - the War Bird

    To Book a Deep Sea
    Fishing Charter
    (305) 394-7420