Florida Pro Redfish Series 2013 - Jacksonville (4th place)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his teammate Capt. Patrick Rood brought home a 4th place finish in the innagural event for the East Coast Division of the Florida Pro Redfish Series in February 2013. Their two redfish weighed 12.74lbs which was good enough for a top 5 finish among the field of 38 boats in this artificial lure only tournament. "It can be a challenging fishery with the big tides and variety of places and styles you can choose to fish," Capt. Lemmon said. "But we spent a fair amount of time pre-fishing the area and caught great fish each day leading up." Sponsored by CharterList.com, the team will next compete in the Titusville event in March.
HT Redfish Series Icebreaker Open 2012 - Edgewater (1st place)
Capt Nathaniel Lemmon teamed up with former ESPN Redfish Cup pro Capt. Paul Jueckstock (Port Orange, FL) to compete in the HT Redfish Series Icebreaker Open hosted out of Edgewater, FL in February 2012. The duo captured 1st place besting an 11 boat field with 12.2lbs. The tournament was a artificial lure only qualifier event to fish the HT Pro Redfish Series that travels around the Southeast US. "I laid out a good game plan on a few school of fish I found that had potential winning fish," said Capt. Lemmon. All teams were challenged mightly by the windy weather conditions and a winter fishing season dominated by 4-5lb redfish. "It's tough finding any 6lb+ redfish around here this winter," Lemmon said. "To find and catch two 6lb fish took a lot of homework."
King of the Beach - Florida Sportsman Magazine (August 2011)
Read the August 2011 issue of Florida Sportsman magazine, page 34-38, to learn strategies and techniques from Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon for fishing beachside tarpon on a flats boat off Florida's Space Coast. Outdoors writer, Larry Kinder, wrote feature article after spending the day with Capt. Nate out of Ponce Inlet targeting migrating adult tarpon during the annual summer/fall bait run. You can read the article online, KING of the Beach
Xtreme Redfish Series 2011 -Titusville Division (Division Team of Year 2nd place)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his teammate Mike Marple (Edgewater, FL) finished up the 2011 Xtreme Redfish Series in the Titusville division as the Divisional Team of the Year Runner-up. The duo competed in seven events held monthly from March through September. The tournament typically averages 15-20 boats each month and goes out of Riverbreeze Park in Oak Hill, which serves the Mosquito Lagoon area. Capt. Nate and Mike gathered five 2nd places, one 4th place, and one 11th place finish in the seven events. They weighed in over 12lbs for the two redfish bag limited in all but two events. Their top monthly weight was 13.08.
Fishstock 2011 - New Smyrna Beach (1st place Jr. Angler, 7th place overall)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his son, Corey, again teamed up with Capt. Tony Pantuso to compete in the annual two-day Fishstock tournament held in New Smyrna Beach. In 2011, the trio grabbed 7th place overall with a 30.12 redfish and speckled trout combined weight. Capt. Lemmon's son took top honors though in the Junior Angler Division with a 1st place 6.52lb redfish they caught on day 2. This year the tournament shifted back to a big trout division which puts careful planning and strategy into play for the 90 plus boats to compete in the grand overall. "We spent a good portion of each of our day searching for a big trout bite, skipping over better redfish," Capt. Lemmon said. "You can make up a lot of ground with big trout, but we only caught 4lb'rs each day." This marks 3 years in a row Capt. Lemmon has placed within the top 7 overall at the Fishstock tournament. Previous finishes included a 2nd and 4th place.
Chills Provide Sight Fishing Challenges - Miami Herald
Capt. Nathaniel recently hosted Sue Cocking, a writer for the Miami Herald, for a day of fishing in Mosquito Lagoon and the New Smyrna Beach backwaters. She published an article about their day on the water together that appeared in the January 6, 2011 issue of the newspaper. Read it to learn strategies and techniques for battling cold water to have success catching redfish and speckled trout. Chills Provide Sight Fishing Challenges
Xtreme Redfish Series 2010 - Titusville - September (1st place)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon teamed up with Capt. Mark Powell (Jacksonville) to compete in the final Xtreme Redfish Series event for the Titusville division in September. They grabbed 1st place in the tournament, besting a field of 14 boats with a 13.86lb bag weight for their two redfish. "We fished the far north end of the Mosquito Lagoon, on some great fish I found," Capt. Lemmon said. "I think we caught 20 or so fish, most of which were right at the bump line." Capt. Lemmon fished three events in the Xtreme series in 2010. In the August tournament, teamed with Mike Marple (Edgewater, FL), they grabbed a 3rd place event finish.
Fishstock 2010 - New Smyrna Beach (1st place Redfish, 2nd place overall)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his son, Corey, teamed up with Capt. Tony Pantuso for the two-day Fishstock tournament held annually out of New Smyrna Beach. The trio grabbed 1st place in the Redfish Division and 1st place in the Redfish jackpot with a 25.88lb total weight; they also captured 2nd place in the overall top boat honors. "I found and then scouted our particular fish for weeks leading up to the tournament, I knew them so well by the tourney," Capt Lemmon said, "my little boy was a star, he caught several 6lb redfish and our 2.3lb trout." A new tournament rule requiring trout to fit in the 15-20" slot range changed strategies for all 90 teams battling for the inshore titles. Teams this year were prohibited from keeping the big gator trout Fishstock is famous for. "It really made this a redfish tournament, with a trout kicker," Capt. Lemmon said, "we caught a lot of trout, but big redfish weights were a must to compete." The trio won over $5,000 in cash and prizes for their efforts.
Of Spottails and Space Shuttles - CyberAngler.com
With the goal of writing about the famous trophy-sized bull redfish that inhabit the Mosquito Lagoon, outdoors writer Jan Maizler and Keys fishing guide Capt. Ken Collette travelled in August 2009 to spend a day with Capt. Lemmon and accomplish the task. The group successfully landed several redfish, speckled trout, and chased some 40-100lb tarpon moving through the lagoon. The story was published on CyberAngler.com Of Spottails and Space Shuttles - Redfishing North Mosquito Lagoon
Moving Targets - Florida Sportsman Magazine (October 2009)
Learn in-depth strategies and techniques from Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon for fall transition fishing in Mosquito Lagoon by checking out the October 2009 issue, page 42, of Florida Sportsman magazine. Outdoors writer, Larry Kinder, wrote a 4-page feature article after spending the day with Capt. Nate in the Mosquito Lagoon and the New Smyrna Beach backwaters targeting redfish, trophy sized speckled trout, and snook. You can also read the article online, Moving Targets.
IFA Cabela's Redfish Tour - Titusville 2009 (22nd place)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his teammate Capt. Tony Pantuso captured a top 25 finish at the final Florida event of the year on the IFA Cabela's Redfish Tour held in Titusvile on September 19, 2009. The team battled just over 80 other boats on the inshore waters of Central Florida and brought back their limit of two redfish that weighed approximately 10lbs, finishing just out of the money. "We caught a bunch of reds today, but we were plagued by bites from 4-5lb redfish," Capt. Lemmon said. "Those magical 6-8lb fish needed to win were at each spot, but pretty nervous, getting pushed around by all the other boats we had around us all day."
Fishstock 2009 - New Smyrna Beach (4th place overall)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his teammate Capt. Tony Pantuso captured 4th place overall finish in the annual Redfish and Trout Challenge at Fishstock 2009 held in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The tournament saw 88 boats vie for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Capt. Nate and Capt. Tony weighed in 34.28 pounds in redfish and trout over the two day event, missing third place by .29 pounds. Teams were allowed to weigh 2 redfish and one trout per day. "We were so close to winning that tourney, we caught two redfish each day that were an 1/8" over the 27" allowed size, but instead had to settle on fish that were 2 pounds lighter," Lemmon said." Tony caught the two speckled trout we weighed, a 7.26lb gator on the final day and a 6.34lb trout on day one." The teammates caught over 30 fish during the weekend, an impressive total coming off a week of torrential rains that dumped over 20 inches upon the area.
Fishing Under Pressure - Redfish Nation Magazine
Capt Nathaniel was spotlighted in Redfish Nation (ESPN's Redfish Cup member magazine) about fishing heavily pressured redfish areas (Fall 2008(Vol 17). Capt. Lemmon was quoted along with a few of the top redfish pro's from the Southeast US. It's a member magazine but you can check out the website Redfish Nation.
Tarpon Temptation - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Jordan Khan, outdoors writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, recently wrote an article about Capt Nathaniel Lemmon and tarpon fishing in the local area. It appeared as a feature piece in the Outdoors Section on August 7, 2008. They had shots at 50+ fish from 20-100lbs, and had a 60-80lb fish spit the hook before being photo'd.
IFA Cabela's Redfish Tour - Titusville 2008 (12th place)
Capt. Nathaniel Lemmon and his teammate Capt. Mark Powell (Georgia) captured 12th place out of a IFA record 131 boat field in Titusville on Saturday, June 28, 2008. They weighed in two redfish that weighed 11.11 pounds. The two took home almost $1,000 for their finish. "It was a tough day, only a couple of bites," Capt Lemmon said. "We ran my Lostmen over an hour away and were on good fish all day, but Saturday is always different than pre-fishing. We kept working the spots and got the bites we needed to pull out a top 15 finish."
Florida Sportsman Magazine - April 2007
Capt. Nate's 6-year-old son made his print debut with his own personal best trout to date! He scored his trophy using an artificial shrimp on an late spring day, landing his trophy 7lb "gator" trout. A future superstar in the making. Check out page 188.
Eastern Outdoors TV
Eastern Outdoors was here in January 2007 to film an inshore fishing episode with Capt. Nathaniel. What an exciting time we had...landing about 20 redfish with most being between 5-11lbs. During the two days we captured over 30 minutes of tailing and daisy chaining redfish schools. We also landed a jr. gator trout of about 4.5lbs on the last cast of the taping. Stay tuned for video clips. Visit Eastern Outdoors TV website for more info.
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