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NEWSLETTER… Fall-Winter 2009

Posted on November 17th, 2009


2009 has proven to be very successful – all thanks to my customers. Whether you’re a new client or a loyal customer who returns year after year, your business is very important to me. Spending time on the water with you, your friends and/or family, has been a great pleasure. I hope that you’ll call me again soon for a future charter.


Super Fishing

The incredible fishing of 2009 promises to roll right into 2010 as well. Together we experienced the thrill of catching of snook, redfish, trout, mangrove snapper, flounder, Spanish mackerel, little tunny and more… Though tarpon season was a bit challenging this year, next year’s lower westerly wind forecast due to El Nino, should provide a spectacular season. Book early for the busy tarpon season running mid-May thru mid-July.


Summer Fun

Even a man who spends his time on the incomparable waters of Sarasota likes to get away from time to time. In September, my wife and I spent 10 days visiting our son in Colorado. Denver is a wonderful city and we enjoyed the parks, restaurants and simple family fun. The three of us spent time in Moab, Utah, sightseeing and hiking in spectacular Arches National Park. And, imagining ourselves as daredevils, we rented a modified off road 4-wheel drive jeep to explore the back roads of Canyonlands. As our son says…when you drive off a cliff in Colorado, there’s a tree to catch you…but not so on the huge gorges just two feet from the one-lane gravel trails we were traveling, deep in the canyons. Remind me to tell you the story of Pucker Pass someday….


Exciting News

I’m pleased to announce that I now have a new permanent home. We’ve been welcomed by the New Pass Grill & Bait Shop, located directly at the southern tip of Longboat Key, with immediate access to both Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. As a preferred fishing guide, I can now offer my customers the convenience of boarding at this centrally-located Sarasota Landmark. For more information on their services, location and menu, visit their website at


Check Out My Website

My new website has been incredibly successful and, because of your interest, I continue to add or expand features. In addition to the ever-changing photos, in the near future, look for a new feature page about my boat.


Great Gift Idea

Magic fishing gift certificates are great for holiday giving!  Half, three-quarter and full day charters available


Captain Alan