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August 11, 2012

Pre Fishing for IFA Regional Championship Titusville, Fl

Fished around Titusville today but never made it to the lagoon.  Ended up finding cruising fish right off a school of jacks and some snook this morning.  Landed a lower slot red cruising w his back out of the water on my second cast.  There were two reds cruising in 4 inches of crystal clear water on a bank loaded w bait.  Moved down the bank and saw a couple more sitting Just a little deeper in 10 inches of water.  These fish were aggressive.  I bumped them and an upper slot red popped the soft plastic moving away from the boat.  Decided to cover more water and hit some areas that looked good on satellite images.  Hooked a large red shortly after putting the trolling motor down and it pulled the hooks after a short battle.  Moved again and found two reds cruising the skinny busting shrimp.  Popped one on this bank and moved again.  Hit some structure and wacked two decent trout in a row and then called it a day.  Only fished 3 hours in a place I have never fished before and had an inshore slam.  Cant wait to hit the water tomorrow.


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Pre Fishing for IFA Regional Championship Titusville, Fl

Fished around Titusville today but never made it to the lagoon.  Ended up finding cruising fish right off a school of jacks and some snook this morning.  Landed a lower slot red cruising w his back out of the water on my second cast.  There were two reds cruising in 4 inches of crystal clear water on a bank loaded w bait.  Moved down the bank and saw a couple more sitting Just a little deeper in 10 inches of water.  These fish were aggressive.  I bumped them and an upper slot red popped the soft plastic moving away from the boat.  Decided to cover more water and hit some areas that looked good on satellite images.  Hooked a large red shortly after putting the trolling motor down and it pulled the hooks after a short battle.  Moved again and found two reds cruising the skinny busting shrimp.  Popped one on this bank and moved again.  Hit some structure


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August 7, 2012

New Fishing Show

Hi folks, I got this email today and am sharing it with you. I do not know anything about this offer, and I am in no way endorsing or recommending it. Use your own discretion. Message follows.

Begin message........ Hi Johnny, Pilgrim Studios, creators of marksmen competition series Top Shot, is currently casting for its newest series, Top Hooker. We're looking for the nation's best fishermen, and feel that readers of Fishin' Topsail might be interested in applying. Please see below…we'd appreciate it if you'd consider sharing this information on your website. Best, ~Amanda MEDIA ALERT PRODUCERS OF TV’S TOP SHOT, DIRTY JOBS, AND WICKED TUNA NOW SEEKING AMERICA'S BEST FISHERMEN FOR NEW COMPETITION SERIES Show seeks America’s best and boldest fishermen to take on Animal Planet’s extreme fishing competition, Top Hooker.

WHO: All COMPETITIVE, OUTGOING and SKILLED anglers, spear fishermen, game fishermen, fly fishermen, trawlers and trappers. It doesn't matter if your experience is commercial, sport or recreational. If you're skilled, adaptable and confident enough to take on anything thrown at you, you could win A BIG GRAND PRIZE and the title of Top Hooker.

WHAT: TV’s biggest, wildest fishing competition. On the new Animal Planet reality series, a handful of daring fishing enthusiasts tackle exciting and intense challenges on America's rivers, lakes, streams and even the open ocean.

WHEN: Deadline to apply is August 28, 2012 *

HOW: Send an email to TopHookerCasting@gmail.com with your name, phone number, location, a recent photo, and a brief explanation of why you could be America's first Top Hooker.

* Due to the high volume of submissions, we highly encourage you to apply as early as possible. All applicants must be legal U.S. residents and at least 21 years of age. For more information, visit www.pilgrimstudios.com/casting/tophooker.

PRESS CONTACT:

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1832 Franklin Street
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310-300-3196
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End message.

August 6, 2012

2012 Redfish Action Series Champs

I took a couple days off from guiding to fish the final leg of the Redfish Action Series in Beaufort, NC. My tournament boat is in the shop with some motor issues so I took the skiff up to Beaufort. With max speed in the skiff at 30 mph it eliminated us from running back to Topsail. I covered a lot of water and found two nice schools of upper and over slot fish along with several other singles and pods of fish. We popped our first two fish within 15 minutes of getting to our first spot. After one more cast we had two nearly perfect 27" fish. The fish were perfect in length, but were very skinny. We searched the rest of the day to upgrade to heavier fish without success. Our fish weighed 12.98 lbs and landed us in 3rd place for the tournament. With this strong finish we were able to capture the 2012 Redfish Action Series Championship.


Now to our local fishing: Fishing has been good from Southport to Sneads Ferry and everywhere in between. We are catching redfish, trout, flounder, and jacks on topwater lures, spoons, and soft plastics.


Book a charter now for some great inshore action!


Tight lines,

Capt Ren

www.CaptRen.com


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I took a couple days off from guiding to fish the final leg of the Redfish Action Series in Beaufort, NC. My tournament boat is in the shop with some motor issues so I took the skiff up to Beaufort. With max speed in the skiff at 30 mph it eliminated us from running back to Topsail. I covered a lot of water and found two nice schools of upper and over slot fish along with several other singles and pods of fish. We popped our first two fish within 15 minutes of getting to our first spot. After one more cast we had two nearly perfect 27" fish. The fish were perfect in length, but were very skinny. We searched the rest of the day to upgrade to heavier fish without success. Our fish weighed 12.98 lbs and landed us in 3rd place for the tournament. With this strong finish we were able to capture the 2012 Redfish Action Series Championship.


Now to our local fishing: Fishing has been good from Southport to Sneads Ferry and everywhere in between. We are catching redfish, trout, flounder, and jacks on topwater lures, spoons, and soft plastics.


Book a charter now for some great inshore action!


Tight lines,

Capt Ren

www.CaptRen.com


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2012 Redfish Action Series Champions

more times and pulled a 24 and 25 inch fish back to back. Left them alone and then fished a couple more spots and only found small fish. The next day I searched several miles of flats only to find a few single fish. Then I checked a couple more spots and found a nice school of fish being harassed by a couple large sharks. The fish pounced on a soft plastic and after a good fight I brought it to the boat-a perfect 27" fish. I went on to catch about 9 more from this school and all were 24" to 30". As I was leaving the fish to find some more I found another school of about 75 fish that looked perfect. Turned around as the fish were moving away in crystal clear water and led them with a cape lookout gold spoon and wacked a 26.6" fish. Left those fish alone and went to find more fish between them and the tournament check out. At one of the next two spots I found very aggressive fish but not many of them. I broke off the first fish on a popping cork rig. The next fish crushed my popping cork and then came after it again. I have had this happen in the past but have always been able to lift the cork up where the bait is on topWe weighed our two fish in and they yielded 12.98 lbs-not very heavy for two nearly perfect 27" fish. With this weight we landed in 3rd place for the tournament and secured the 2012 Redfish Action Series Championship.


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June 13, 2012

Miss Jo Charters
Miss Jo Charters with Captain Stewart Johnston

Whether you are the avid fisherman or a family looking for a fun day on the water, we can accommodate your needs. Fish inshore for Spanish Mackerel and Blues or venture out to the “Graveyard of the Atlantic” for some excellent bottom fishing and trolling for dolphin or king mackerel. Open charter dates are filling fast!

Miss Jo Charters with Captain Stewart Johnston
Phone: (910) 742-7431

Captain Stewart is a true local, living his life here on Topsail Island. Capt. Stewart knows these waters, and can put you on the fish. Call now for a charter. Open dates are filling up fast.

Miss Jo Charters with Capt. Stewart Johnston
Phone: (910) 742-7431

June 4, 2012

Fishing Shorts from AFTCO

I received a pair of fishing shorts from the American Fishing Tackle Co. (AFTCO). These fishing shorts may just be the most versatile and comfortable fishing shorts I have ever worn. The fabric is sturdy but very light and airy. Is airy even a word? I wore the AFTCO fishing shorts for a day, then put them back on the next day. With temps here at Surf City in the 80’s and 90’s I stayed extremely cool. The shorts I normally wear fishing have always felt heavy and hot after a few hours in the hot sun, but these shorts kept me cool, even when there was almost no breeze on the beach. Another plus about the AFTCO shorts is the pockets. With two regular pockets on the front, two additional pockets with flaps (close with Velcro) in the front, two pockets with the same type flaps in the rear, as well as a unique and very handy slit type pocket in the front just the right size to hold fishing plyers or a cell phone, although I wouldn’t recommend the latter. The four flap pockets that close with Velcro are vented, with two donut type vents at the bottom of each. Although I loved the convenience of all the pockets, my favorite feature was the way they kept me cool and comfortable. I don’t know technically how they kept me cool, I just know it did and I liked it. I would recommend these fishing shorts to any of my fishing friends. They are really nice, and I plan to buy more. Thanks again to AFTCO for the opportunity to wear test these shorts. Below is a link to their website. http://www.aftco.com/fishing-shorts.htm Have a wonderful and Blessed day! Johnny Horner Check out our Facebook Message Board Over 750 members and growing!

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February 22, 2012

Prayer Request

Prayer Request;
Prayer Request for Fishin' Topsail member Susie Guthrie Lentz: Susie's daughter Elizabeth age 34, will have surgery at Baptist to have half of her tongue and her lymph nodes removed. They are then going to take skin, blood vessels, and muscle from her arm to create and then attach a new tongue. The surgery takes about 8 hours, she will be in ICU for several days with a trach and a feeding tube. After ICU she'll be in the hosptal for 7-9 days. Please join me sending up your prayers for Elizabeth and her family. God Bless all.
Johnny Horner

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