Captain Judy Helmey
Kicking Fish Tail Since 1956!
124 Palmetto Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31410
912 897 4921or 912 897 2478
912 897 3460 fax
October 31, 2016
Saltwater Inshore, Offshore,
Blue Water fishing reports, Freshies Suggestions, and “Little Miss Judy’s
Believe It or Not story! Thanks for
Reading! Fishing statement: To try to
insure that fishing stays in the hearts of those that love it and to help the
ones that are going too!
I told you that a black fish would eat just about anything
that would fit in its mouth!
Well, when we caught this black fish and it had black
feathers hanging out of its mouth. And of course I had to pull on one of the
feathers. As you can see from photo
above I pulled an out a full still intact bird out of this fish’s stomach. I have always said that the old black fish is
gluten meaning they will try to eat anything that will fit or not in their
mouths. Over the years I have found
bubble gum, other smaller fish types, and large sea cucumbers either hanging
out or packed in their stomachs. By
habit, I am always looking in their mouth to see what treasures that they are
holding on too! On some occasions they
would have swallowed a fish that is half the size of them and the tail is
hanging out. And yes of course I always
try to grab it and pull it out. I
remember this one time, many years ago, that one of my customers was reeling in
a black fish and they remarked, “Looks like this one is smoking a cigar!” Well, of course this certainly got my
attention! What were they looking at?
This black fish had tried to eat a discarded fried drum stick chicken
bone. Well, apparently it could only
swallow it but so far, so the end of the brown colored bone was hanging out of
the fish’s mouth. And yes it did in fact look like the fish had a cigar in his
mouth. Heck, the only thing missing was
fire and smoke!
Inshore Bite has been good one day and a little off the
next! However, when you add a little
twist there is a catching way!
Captain Stephen Thompson shows his customers the catching
Inshore report...the red
fish, spotted sea trout, flounder, weak fish also known as summer trout
continue to offer fishermen a solid sometimes bite. What do I mean by that? Well, it seems that once you find them, you
can catch them, but the bite sometimes doesn’t last too long. The best news is most likely, you will find,
right down or up from exactly where you are fishing at the time, that there are
more fish. It is not unusual for these types of bite patterns to last
throughout the cooler months. All this
boils down to is that when one school of fish stops biting another one will! All you have to do is to look a bit and fish
Looking for something interesting to do!
Daufuskie Island South Carolina!
Another great secret located on the coast! Now this is not a fishing trip it is a seeing
trip! It is a must for anyone! For all
the grand details I suggest giving Captain “Gator” Gary a call 912 604
1587. He can set up transportation to
get you there, golf carts, touring, and dinning! It is a great place and it is only accessible
by water! So therefore it is a twofold
kind of a situation, because the boat ride is also very interesting!
Captain Stephen Thompson takes the “Warren, Paul, and Bill
inshore fishing team” on a catching event!
Please meet the Warren, Paul, and Bill fishing team! While fishing with Captain Stephen Thompson
of Miss Judy Charters this team caught some very nice spotted sea trout,
sheepshead, red fish, weak fish, (also known as summer trout) and flounder
Warren Wendell (white t-shirt Rincon Georgia) Paul Simmons
(blue t-shirt Guyton, Georgia)
Bill Thornton (Georgia Power Cap Rincon, Georgia) Captain
Stephen Thompson of Miss Judy Charters
Kissing a fish is always a grand option!
While fishing with Captain Tommy Williams of Miss Judy
Charters Jeff Hudges Effingham, Georgia not only got to catch a fish, but he
also got to kiss one!
Please meet the Johnny, Lonnie, Lew, and Jeff inshore
fishing team! What did they catch?
Some really nice spotted sea trout and keeper red fish. What did they release? Some really nice trophy red fish!
Johnny Fields (black tshirt Savannah, Georgia) Lonnie Shaw
(black jacket Savannah, Georgia) Lew
Perry (orange shirt Waynesboro, Georgia) Jeff Hudges (camo shirt Effingham,
White hoodie Captain Tommy Williams of Miss Judy Charters
Fishing with Captain Kevin Rose of Miss Judy Charters
Well, this fishing team made up of Aaron Robbins, Jacob
Robins, and their father Moses had a great catch and release kind of a day
while fishing with Captain Kevin Rose!
What did they use for bait? Live
shrimp and some fresh dead ones! This is
where your live shrimp can be considered two baits in one. This means any leftovers from the once live
shrimp whether it is parts or pieces do work!
How do you fish a dead shrimp?
You can simply fish it right on the bottom! And remember once the bite gets a going a red
fish will hit them just about any way that you care to serve them up!
Aaron Robbins is holding a nice red fish that was released. This brother and father fishing team caught a
bunch of slot red fish and all were released back to the wild!
Aaron Robbins is holding a nice red fish that was caught fought
Artificial Reef Report!
Offshore artificial reefs....
The bottom bite has picked up
with our customers getting the opportunity to catch a little of everything from
black sea bass to triggerfish to white grunts to genuine red snapper to
flounder as well as other bottom biters.
However, bite patterns continues to be better one day and not so good
the next. Since I have been fishing for
many years, I say, “There is no rhyme or reason for this fall/winter bite
pattern! The reason being is that we can
see the fish, but for some reason we cannot get them to bite the hook, but I am
working on that!” How do I combat with this bite pattern? One way is to hope that this bite pattern
doesn’t fall on the date that your fish!
But, the best way to combat this situation is to keep moving, keep
trying new baits, and never give up. I
have found that when bottom fishing during these dilemma times that small live
baits sometimes can turn a non-existence bite into a true rod bender.
George Marshal Bluffton, South
Carolina caught our first flounder of the day.
Captain Kathy Brown is assisting!
Dave Hopp of Bluffton South
Carolina holding is holding a nice flounder that he caught while plain old
bottom fishing at the artificial reef.
Dave Ropes is holding a nice white
grunt better known by us old timers as a hog nose snapper.
Captain Kathy Brown is holding
Mike Rogers (Bluffton South Carolina) just caught fought, landed, and soon to
be released back to the wild trophy red fish!
What do offshore trophy red fish love to eat? The answer is simple, just about
anything! The red fish we caught this
past week were caught on cut squid and fish.
Well, it is official the trophy
red fish that normally migrate to the offshore water has taken place. While
bottom fishing at the CCA artificial reef there were plenty of these fish of
all sizes from 18 to 28 inches. Please
remember, when fishing in federal waters this fish is not legal to keep at any
Dave Hopp Bluffton South Carolina
is holding a nice red fish that he caught with a small piece of squid while
bottom fishing at the CCA artificial reef.
Artificial Reef Fishing!
While bottom fishing at the
artificial reefs Paul Clark of Anderson South Carolina caught this nice white
grunt. This fish is better known by
local fishermen as a hog nose snapper.
Captain Kathy Brown is giving her up thumbs up approval!
Kirby Cook Anderson South Carolina
is holding up a duo catching affair.
What do we have here? Pin fish on
top hook and White bone porgy on the bottom hook. Pin fish are known for being one of the best
live baits for king mackerel, cobia, red snapper, and grouper! And why are they called pin fish? Because their fins are as sharp and just
about as strong as a pin. This fish is a
member of the porgy family! The white
bone porgy is first cousins to the red porgy and second cousins to the knobbed
porgy! And heck now we know that the
pinfish is also a distance relative of the white bone! What does this boil down too? It’s small small world!
Paul Brant is holding up his just
caught soon to be released genuine juvenile red snapper. I am (taking a look see)! We have been catching a few of these fish
while plain old bottom fishing at the artificial reefs located in 50 to 60 feet
Savannah Snapper Banks Report!
It is all good! Just go!
Captain Kathy Brown strikes a
Captain Kathy is holding
up a vermilion snapper that was caught while plain old bottom fishing with small pieces of cut squid.
Well, we finally made it to the banks. On this particular day, I am not going to say
it was calm because it was not. However,
we did have a pretty good bottom fish bite.
We caught a lot of vermilion snapper...the fact of the matter is just
about everywhere we fish in around 100 feet of water we caught this fish. As far as the others caught...well on this
day we caught a mixed bag affair from black sea bass to trigger fish to red
porgy to an assorted of bottom biters!
What did we use for bait? Cut
squid, cut fish, and cut Spanish sardines!
Went to the Snapper banks (Saturday October 29, 2016) with
the Jerry Stephens fishing team and we had a blast. There was a big swell and on some occasions
you might have considered it rough.
However, even dealing with rough sea conditions, a very fast drift, and
a difficult bite pattern this team still caught fish!
This is the shark that
Jerry Stephens Gainesville, Georgia caught, fought, and brought to the
boat. The fact of the matter is we spend
most of the day in a big shark bite pattern.
After moving a few times I realized this: Either there is an amazing amount of sharks
at the snapper banks or they just followed us every time we move. No matter what...we had what would better
called a Shark Rodeo catching kind of a day!
Gainesville, Georgia is holding up a nice amberjack that put up quite a fish
fight! However, as you can see Meg won
this fishing catching battle
From left to right
: We have the Bobby Brumbelow his wife
Meg, Captain Kathy Brown, Michael Alford, and Jerry Stephens fishing team!
Meg is holding up here second amberjack for this fish day!
Bobby Brumbelow finally
hooked up his first amberjack. Once
Bobby hooked up a strong fish fight was ON! Then all of a sudden the line went
limp and I stood there shaking my head all along knowing what most likely happened! And what was that? The shark with one short pass, took a single
bite leaving only behind the making of a fish head stew! Now, taking a look at this bite shows us that
this was not a small shark, but whether a quite large one!
Michael Alford is
holding up his just caught white grunt.
Believe me getting the whole fish to the boat still intact was quite a
fast reeling feat!
Jerry Stephens is
holding up the trigger fish that Captain Kathy took off his hook that just bit
her! Jerry said, “You shouldn’t have put
your hand in its mouth! And Captain Kathy said something that I best not had
put to print!
Well we haven’t been a lot
but when we have been able to make this crazy long run there is fish to be had.
If you go you could find yourself Yahoo Wahoo, mahi mahi also known as dolphin,
and black fin tuna. And as you know if
you don’t get any action up top dropping to the bottom is always a catching
“Little Miss Judy’s Believe It or Not!”
Happy Halloween from Miss Judy Charters!
Please meet the “Mean Green Halloween Fishing Team!” Wendy Coats and Captain Ryan Howard of Miss
Halloween 1958 Style
My father always took me out for Halloween so that I could
collect my annual brown bag of candy. I always dressed up and it was a lot of
fun. I tried everything from homemade
costumes to the store bought ones. They
all seem to do the trick and I always got lots of treats! However there was this one particular store
brought costume that I will never forget.
My father saw a cat costume and he brought it home. I was about 7 years old at the time, so
therefore dressing up like a cat wasn’t such a bad idea, at least until daddy
made certain alterations to the costume.
The tail of the cat costume simply just hung there. Daddy checked it out and found that he could
stuff the tail with some of the white so-called cotton that he used for
caulking repairs on his wooden boats. I didn’t care all I was thinking about
was all of the candy that I was going to get and how much I could eat in one
night. After stuffing the tail with the so-called cotton he created a bigger
problem. The tail was too heavy so it
just fell to the ground. Now I had a
cattail that was three-dimensional, but it wouldn’t stand on its own. I could tell that Daddy was in a “fixing up
mood” or maybe he had a few too many cocktails.
As daddy broke out the fishing line “a new plan” was wrote all over his
face. His plan was to tie one end to
the tail and the other end to the back of my costume, which he did in “fast
fashion.” Daddy was great when it came
to fishing knots. When finished, I now had me a state of the art moving cattail
that actually swayed with my walk.
(Remember the lion’s tail in the Wizard of Oz) I was ready to go “Trick
a Treating” in my now “daddy designer store bought costume.”
Our first stop was great!
I got lots of compliments on my costume and plenty of candy. I really made a haul. Daddy even got an adult
beverage or two to go. As the evening
went on my brown bag got heavier.
According to Daddy my “Trick a Treating” was just about over. This
wasn’t good news, but heck I was a little tired from all of the walking with my
tail-a-swaying. We must have visited at
least 10 houses.
Our last stop had the noise of a barking dog in the
background. I was a little afraid of
dogs. A neighbor’s dog had just taken a
quick nip at me a couple of days ago.
(Another story that needs to be told!)
I approached the door with caution.
The dog was really barking at this point. When the door opened I saw the dog, which
didn’t appear to be that large. However,
it sure had a big mouth. Somehow after
the owner told me that the dog didn’t bite it escaped heading right for me. I’m
sure I looked like a small deer in headlights! Of course I did what any seven
year old dressed like a cat would do, “I ran with tail swinging in tow.” The dog lunged and became attached to my
tail. This as you can imagine slowed me
down a bit. I could see my father
running toward me, but it seemed as though he was in slow motion. At this point the tail ripped off, but
unfortunately the fishing line didn’t break.
Darn that exact pound test line! So therefore I still had tail with
latched on dog in tow. Things couldn’t
get much worst. I had dropped my brown
bag, ripped my tail off, and the dog was still attached! I finally met up with my father and he
immediately picked me up leaving the small dog still hanging. The dog’s owner
apologized as he unlocked the K-9’s jaws from what was left of my ripped up
tail! The rest of the story is easily figured out, we went home. However the candy haul for this particular
house was unbelievable.
I guess the bottom line is that you pay for what you
get. In this case a little entertainment
goes a long way. The moral of this
story is a simple one. “So-called cotton
was made to stuff only into the cracks of old wooden boats and fishing line is
made for fishing not any sort of “tail tying.”
Any alterations made can change the course of an entire evening.”
Happy Halloween and catch you later!
Captain Judy Helmey
912 897 4921
Edited by Captain Judy - 17/Nov/2016 at 3:51pm