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Need a fishing Charter recommendation please.

Fished Stuart this July looking for huge snook and a few locals were telling me Sebastion Inlet in Oct for the mullet run has the best chances at catching huge bull reds and snook. Can anyone chime in on this and if they know any fun guides they would go with, Thank you

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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,253 AG
    Glynnn Austin or his son Jessi....Gone Coastal charters. You'll get your snook. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Cavanaugh68Cavanaugh68 Posts: 535 Officer
    When I get a call to fish that area I usually recommend Mike Peppe. He has been at it for quite some time and knows the waters:

  • Kim ChiKim Chi Posts: 310 Deckhand
    Attitude Fishing, Eric Metcalf will put you on them. 
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,253 AG
    When I get a call to fish that area I usually recommend Mike Peppe. He has been at it for quite some time and knows the waters:

    Mike Peppe fishes inshore out of a little skiff.... He is not an inlet snook specialist.

    Hey....what do I know....I'm just a local who has lived here 40 years...and fish 260 - 280 days a year for more than the past decade.  I know who is out there almost every day...and who is not. 
    But sure...some guide from Mosquito lagoon probably knows a lot about my home water too....LOL!!

    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,253 AG
    edited July 2019 #6
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Cavanaugh68Cavanaugh68 Posts: 535 Officer
    duckmanJR said:
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    Wow! Actually the truth is I know of no one really in that area well enough personally to send someone too. Usually I tell a client who wants to fish an area in the state where I cannot personally refer someone I tell them to go to the Florida Guides Association website and pick one from there because they are vetted .

    Other colleagues, friends and guides I know in this area have said many times to send them to Mike Peppe when someone wants to fish near Sebastian. I have never met him(Mike) or talked to him what so ever. I was mentioning his name due to the amount of great things I have heard about him and his charters from others who know him and or have used his services. So this recommendation was word of mouth from others.

    It is not always about the denaro. You do not always know my motives.
  • the toutthe tout Posts: 25 Greenhorn
    Capt. Justin.
    Fillet Show out of hirrams .
    the kid can catch em.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,253 AG
    duckmanJR said:
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    Wow! Actually the truth is I know of no one really in that area well enough personally to send someone too. Usually I tell a client who wants to fish an area in the state where I cannot personally refer someone I tell them to go to the Florida Guides Association website and pick one from there because they are vetted .

    Other colleagues, friends and guides I know in this area have said many times to send them to Mike Peppe when someone wants to fish near Sebastian. I have never met him(Mike) or talked to him what so ever. I was mentioning his name due to the amount of great things I have heard about him and his charters from others who know him and or have used his services. So this recommendation was word of mouth from others.

    It is not always about the denaro. You do not always know my motives.
    So...in point of fact...

    You do not know anything about him....or the fact that he is *not* a big snook / inlet specialist... 

    Thanks...
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • Cavanaugh68Cavanaugh68 Posts: 535 Officer
    edited July 2019 #10
    duckmanJR said:
    duckmanJR said:
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    Wow! Actually the truth is I know of no one really in that area well enough personally to send someone too. Usually I tell a client who wants to fish an area in the state where I cannot personally refer someone I tell them to go to the Florida Guides Association website and pick one from there because they are vetted .

    Other colleagues, friends and guides I know in this area have said many times to send them to Mike Peppe when someone wants to fish near Sebastian. I have never met him(Mike) or talked to him what so ever. I was mentioning his name due to the amount of great things I have heard about him and his charters from others who know him and or have used his services. So this recommendation was word of mouth from others.

    It is not always about the denaro. You do not always know my motives.
    So...in point of fact...

    You do not know anything about him....or the fact that he is *not* a big snook / inlet specialist... 

    Thanks...
    Well that is funny because every single guide and person who recommends him says other wise. And this has been for years upon years upon years. So they are all wrong then I take it. You clearly did not read where I said "I do not know him personally". I said this was a referral from someone who said to me that Peppe is the go to snook/tarpon guide in the Sebastian area.

    Nice try though to push buttons, as always.

    I guess your the only one on here who knows everything. My bad.
  • bigoldredfishbigoldredfish Posts: 486 Deckhand
    duckmanJR said:
    When I get a call to fish that area I usually recommend Mike Peppe. He has been at it for quite some time and knows the waters:

    Mike Peppe fishes inshore out of a little skiff.... He is not an inlet snook specialist.

    Hey....what do I know....I'm just a local who has lived here 40 years...and fish 260 - 280 days a year for more than the past decade.  I know who is out there almost every day...and who is not. 
    But sure...some guide from Mosquito lagoon probably knows a lot about my home water too....LOL!!


    duckmanJR said:
    duckmanJR said:
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    Wow! Actually the truth is I know of no one really in that area well enough personally to send someone too. Usually I tell a client who wants to fish an area in the state where I cannot personally refer someone I tell them to go to the Florida Guides Association website and pick one from there because they are vetted .

    Other colleagues, friends and guides I know in this area have said many times to send them to Mike Peppe when someone wants to fish near Sebastian. I have never met him(Mike) or talked to him what so ever. I was mentioning his name due to the amount of great things I have heard about him and his charters from others who know him and or have used his services. So this recommendation was word of mouth from others.

    It is not always about the denaro. You do not always know my motives.
    So...in point of fact...

    You do not know anything about him....or the fact that he is *not* a big snook / inlet specialist... 

    Thanks...

    I've known Mike a lot longer then Joe has.  I have fished with him 100's of times. Mike is an awesome captain and catches tons of fish.  I have seen him with many 35"-40"+ reds in the inlet in just the last few weeks. Several of those were on fly.  Mike will also fish the beach, Indian river, or Sebastian river depending on conditions and where the fish are biting. One thing that Mike does that others don't is Mike doesn't use bait.  He is artificial and fly only.  So if you want to drift the inlet all day soaking baits for Reds and Snook he is not your guy. If you want to go out and catch multiple species of all sizes on artificial and fly I would recommend him all day long.
  • NDTransplantNDTransplant Posts: 169 Deckhand
    I have fished with Mike.  He is awesome!  He also had good things to say about the Austins.  I think the Austins have a bigger boat for the jetty so you wouldn't be tied to a nice day to fish the jetty.  Also, depending on the time of year, those big snook come inside often and that's when Mike shines IMO.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 21,253 AG
    duckmanJR said:
    When I get a call to fish that area I usually recommend Mike Peppe. He has been at it for quite some time and knows the waters:

    Mike Peppe fishes inshore out of a little skiff.... He is not an inlet snook specialist.

    Hey....what do I know....I'm just a local who has lived here 40 years...and fish 260 - 280 days a year for more than the past decade.  I know who is out there almost every day...and who is not. 
    But sure...some guide from Mosquito lagoon probably knows a lot about my home water too....LOL!!


    duckmanJR said:
    duckmanJR said:
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    Wow! Actually the truth is I know of no one really in that area well enough personally to send someone too. Usually I tell a client who wants to fish an area in the state where I cannot personally refer someone I tell them to go to the Florida Guides Association website and pick one from there because they are vetted .

    Other colleagues, friends and guides I know in this area have said many times to send them to Mike Peppe when someone wants to fish near Sebastian. I have never met him(Mike) or talked to him what so ever. I was mentioning his name due to the amount of great things I have heard about him and his charters from others who know him and or have used his services. So this recommendation was word of mouth from others.

    It is not always about the denaro. You do not always know my motives.
    So...in point of fact...

    You do not know anything about him....or the fact that he is *not* a big snook / inlet specialist... 

    Thanks...

    I've known Mike a lot longer then Joe has.  I have fished with him 100's of times. Mike is an awesome captain and catches tons of fish.  I have seen him with many 35"-40"+ reds in the inlet in just the last few weeks. Several of those were on fly.  Mike will also fish the beach, Indian river, or Sebastian river depending on conditions and where the fish are biting. One thing that Mike does that others don't is Mike doesn't use bait.  He is artificial and fly only.  So if you want to drift the inlet all day soaking baits for Reds and Snook he is not your guy. If you want to go out and catch multiple species of all sizes on artificial and fly I would recommend him all day long.


    Jason... You know that I know Mike...and respect him in what he does...But the OP is looking to fish the inlet for BIG FISH. That means bait. 
    You and I both know that the fall run / inlet thing with bait ( guy said he wants *BIG* fish ) is not what he does.

    As I previously posted...he is the last of the old guard - inshore guys...and would be my choice for a year round shot at a Tarpon...But big inlet snook...Nope...and you know it.  
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • bigoldredfishbigoldredfish Posts: 486 Deckhand
    :)duckmanJR said:
    duckmanJR said:
    When I get a call to fish that area I usually recommend Mike Peppe. He has been at it for quite some time and knows the waters:

    Mike Peppe fishes inshore out of a little skiff.... He is not an inlet snook specialist.

    Hey....what do I know....I'm just a local who has lived here 40 years...and fish 260 - 280 days a year for more than the past decade.  I know who is out there almost every day...and who is not. 
    But sure...some guide from Mosquito lagoon probably knows a lot about my home water too....LOL!!


    duckmanJR said:
    duckmanJR said:
    I guess I'm not at my best at quarter to five in the morning...LOL  I'm sure Mr. Cavanaugh just wants to steer some business to someone he knows. 

    I have known Mike Peppe for well over 2 decades...If you wanted a Tarpon any month of the year...he is your guy.
    He is also the last of the "old crew" of inshore guys fishing out of Sebastian... That said...My first post is still 100% on the money.   Glynn or Jessi will put fish on the line at Sebastian inlet. 


    Wow! Actually the truth is I know of no one really in that area well enough personally to send someone too. Usually I tell a client who wants to fish an area in the state where I cannot personally refer someone I tell them to go to the Florida Guides Association website and pick one from there because they are vetted .

    Other colleagues, friends and guides I know in this area have said many times to send them to Mike Peppe when someone wants to fish near Sebastian. I have never met him(Mike) or talked to him what so ever. I was mentioning his name due to the amount of great things I have heard about him and his charters from others who know him and or have used his services. So this recommendation was word of mouth from others.

    It is not always about the denaro. You do not always know my motives.
    So...in point of fact...

    You do not know anything about him....or the fact that he is *not* a big snook / inlet specialist... 

    Thanks...

    I've known Mike a lot longer then Joe has.  I have fished with him 100's of times. Mike is an awesome captain and catches tons of fish.  I have seen him with many 35"-40"+ reds in the inlet in just the last few weeks. Several of those were on fly.  Mike will also fish the beach, Indian river, or Sebastian river depending on conditions and where the fish are biting. One thing that Mike does that others don't is Mike doesn't use bait.  He is artificial and fly only.  So if you want to drift the inlet all day soaking baits for Reds and Snook he is not your guy. If you want to go out and catch multiple species of all sizes on artificial and fly I would recommend him all day long.


    Jason... You know that I know Mike...and respect him in what he does...But the OP is looking to fish the inlet for BIG FISH. That means bait. 
    You and I both know that the fall run / inlet thing with bait ( guy said he wants *BIG* fish ) is not what he does.

    As I previously posted...he is the last of the old guard - inshore guys...and would be my choice for a year round shot at a Tarpon...But big inlet snook...Nope...and you know it.  

    I believe that is what I said.  If you want to drift the inlet / fish the tip of the jetty with live bait for reds and snook Mike is not your guy. 
  • Cavanaugh68Cavanaugh68 Posts: 535 Officer
    Fished Stuart this July looking for huge snook and a few locals were telling me Sebastion Inlet in Oct for the mullet run has the best chances at catching huge bull reds and snook. Can anyone chime in on this and if they know any fun guides they would go with, Thank you
    So there are a few things in the OPs question here that I would want to talk to him say if he were asking the same things but it were Ponce Inlet. One, just because he says " Inlet" does not mean to sit exactly in the inlet, he may of just thought this by what he was told. Once you talk to a client like this and go over expectations, number of anglers going, what type of fishing you want(live, fly, artificial, etc). Then you can start to break it down onto whether or not you can take him out. When around here someone says they are fishing Ponce Inlet that means within a few miles of it, inshore or nearshore. Not always sitting at the rocks.

    Two, when I hear a client say "big", that is relative. I had a guy the other day say he wanted huge big redfish. So when he called me big to him was anything over 10 pounds. Get that same thing with tarpon. For all we know he may be wanting a 50 pound plus snook, at which case I would say you would want to go to Costa Rica for that kind of chance. So until you have a personal conversation with the guide you are looking at you are just getting in a close zone and not hitting what you want target wise for your trip expectations.

    So to me it would be best for the OP to call every recommendation(or the ones he liked) and pick that captains brain until he gets a good result on what he is looking for.
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