Capt. Mark Wright

Member since: March 10, 2018

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Capt. Mark’s passion for inshore saltwater fishing began while living in Stuart, Florida at the southern reaches of the Indian River Lagoon. Here he learned the fine art of snook fishing from the area’s lighted bridges while fishing at night. Here too he learned how to catch trout by the hundreds on the expansive flats from Jensen Beach to Ft. Pier

    Fighting the Wind

    April 15, 2019

    No surprise here, once again we were forced to fight the wind this past week. I was out only two trips. Wednesday’s trip we cut severely short due to extremely gusty winds. The twelve knot southeast wind we had as we left the dock at twilight turned into twenty knot winds and gusting well beyond by eight o’clock. The ride back to the ramp was sporty to be sure!

      Overzealous Winds, Abundant Pinfish

      March 31, 2019

      Quite the disparity in our weather this past week between the nice conditions on Sunday & Monday and the rest of the week! Still, even on the windy days the fish are biting in the Mosquito Lagoon. Sunday I was again joined by Tony who usually fishes solo; brought his friend Ashley. Ashley loves to fish, but her regular routine does not involve much casting. This day she learned to cast a spinning rod better than many seasoned anglers and she was rewarded with a nice trout after missing several bites. She tried a few different lures and her success came on Z-Man Curly Tailz pinned to a Bulletz jighead. As usual, Tony caught a mixed bag of redfish and trout on top water plugs!

        Hiding from the Wind

        March 24, 2019

        Another week of wind and cold here on central Florida’s east coast and I decided to hide at the house during most of the poor conditions.
        We did make it out a couple of trips and by hiding from the wind as best as we could my anglers managed a handful of spotted seatrout and lower slot redfish by throwing Z-man Pop Shadz and Diezel Minnowz across winds swept points and across sand spots in backwater areas which still grow grass!

          Dirty Water be Damned!

          March 4, 2019

          “Dirty water be damned,” I say and so does Jimmy who was in town for the recent launch. We hit the south end of the Mosquito Lagoon about two o’clock Saturday afternoon. The water was murky along the eastern wall, but given the windy conditions it’s where we needed to be.

            Farm 13 Bass Fishing

            February 25, 2019

            I did something completely out of character for me this past Thursday. I accepted an offer to go fishing for bass from an occasional client and longtime friend Tom Haycock. Tom is a great outdoorsman who fishes, hunts and dives all over Florida and beyond. Our destination was the fabled impoundments known as the Stick Marsh and Farm 13. If I understood the area properly we traveled from the boat launch into and through the Stick Marsh and actually fished in Farm 13.

              Early Morning Bite Still Slow to Start

              February 18, 2019

              Finally some nice weather! A warming trend allowed the waters to reach ideal temperatures. However, the best bite of the day is still well after sunrise. Indeed, finding fish early in the morning has been relatively simple. Getting the low-light prowling redfish and trout to bite with enthusiasm has been tough. To be honest, I’m a bit perplexed by this with water temps starting in the low sixty degree range.

                40 Incher

                June 23, 2018

                After being snubbed by the trout in one of my favorite spots then being continuously flipped-off (yep, they were tailing) by a finicky school of black drum Matt made contact with this 40 inch redfish.

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