Daisy Mae "Hall of Fame"

We took Frank Busch Sr and the boys out on there annual 4 day bluewater trip this week!!! These guys always seem to catch fish and they did not disappoint this trip. I will let the pictures do the talkin but we ended with a big catch of Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Swordfish, grouper and Snapper!!! Thanks to Frank and the boys!!! Great trip guys, every year seems to get better and better!!


"Dangerous Dan Wise" devastates this big daddy 52 lb grouper once again.... I know his "Wanted" picture is on every reef from Galveston to Key West.
Captain Eric Mahoney takes accolades again for another off-shore slam of tuna, dolphin, wahoo, grouper, snapper, swordfish and more.
Joey McCann Wins entrance into the Daisy Mae "Hall of Fame", catching this gorgeous gag grouper with the skill of a seasoned angler!
Captain Eric Mahoney claims Captain of the year for putting a group of jaded anglers on an offshore slam of tuna, dolphin, wahoo and this nice swordfish. Pictured here being congratulated by Governor Charlie Crist!
Mike Withers (AKA Jerky Grouperman) slams the fish on a recent offshore trip..... The margate on his immediate right is an unofficial state record, weighing in at 17.1 lbs.

Gorgeous blue marlin caught and released by Frank Busch!
Dan Berberette lands a spot in the "Hall of Fame" with this X-Large gag grouper caught at the Elbow.
Mari Schultz enters the "Hall of Fame" with this nice red grouper landed recently on an offshore trip.
Glenn Meyers gains entrance to the "Hall of Fame" with this big goliath grouper caught on relatively light tackle!
Dan Wise and Friends walk the "Hall of Fame" runway once again... These guys are the best!
Peggy Isakson and Hubby are inducted into the "Hall of Fame" for this nice pair of red grouper.
After years of fishing hard, Mike Withers (AKA Jerky Grouperman) has finally managed to get into the "Hall of Fame" with this gorgeous sailfish. Good work Jerky!
Peggy Holnegel is once again inducted into the "Hall of Fame" with this 45 lb rusty belly gag. This is her second win in eight months. I've said it before and I will say it again "This Angler Rocks"!
Bob Berens is the undisputed super star this month, claiming AOM March 2006 by landing several trophy fish on his last outing!
Hodges Smith of Emmett Michigan takes AOM  for the second time, with this nice catch of trophy grouper and snapper!
"Downtown Russ Brown" Secures Jan 2006 AOM with this trophy gag grouper caught on the Pipeline.
Butch Netterfield does it again..... I don't know how he does it, but he keeps doing it, again and again... This is his fourth time AOM... So I guess we have to proclaim him AOY (angler of the year) too!
Richard Riede and company score AOM for November 2005, with a limit of groupers and AJ's!
Tim from Cincinnati rules AOM Oct, 2005 with this giant goliath grouper!
Peggy Holnegel lands AOM Sept 2005 with several big groupers! This angler rocks !
Dan Wise, family and friends all deserve AOM August 2005 after this grand slam of giant grouper and a swingin load of snapper!
April Turner puts it to all the guys with this gorgeous copper belly gag grouper. Taking July AOM with a windfall!
Super Dave Graham takes the torch for June 2005 for this Jam-up catch with his dad!

Shane Treise does it again..... Four times winner AOM and I have to say the best saltwater angler I have ever known! Taking honors for May 2005.
Chad Campbell takes AOM April, 2005 with a new record grouper on Daisy Mae. Est. 300 lbs.
Kenny Cheung scores AOM March, 2005 big time with this big bucket mouthed red grouper!
Will Anderson strikes successfully at AOM for Feb. 2005 with a nice gag grouper!
Desi Petersen and her husband Ken, capture AOM for January 2005.  There quite a team!

Doc Tiner wins AOM December, 2004 hands down with this nice gag grouper! Great Job Doc!
Anne and Kim Netterfield share AOM for their super angling skills landing these nice Kings!
Shane Treise does it again.... Third time AOM winner for October 2004. Holding a Jewfish he wrestled out of 75 ft.
Ryan Brennan takes AOM honors for September, 2004 with this 36 lb Kingfish.
Bruce Etzler (our web site star) scores AOM for August 2004 with this enormous Wahoo!
Eden and Adria are Co-Anglers July 2004. They impressed Capt. Dan with their skills!
Dan Wise from Chicago takes AOM June, 2004 with this monster gag grouper!
Dale Woodward of Smarr, GA wins Angler of the Month with another trophy red grouper!
Hodges Smith of Emmett Michigan takes AOM for April, 2004 with this prized red grouper!
Shane Treise captures AOM for March, 2004 with this super grouper, tipping the scales at 30 Lbs!
Butch Netterfield does it again. The only angler ever to score AOM two months in a row. This month winning with this gorgeous 50 lb Cobia!
Butch Netterfield claims Jan, 2004 "Angler of the Month" again for catching more and bigger grouper than a man should be allowed!

Daisy Mae Records

  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin
  • Gag Grouper
  • Tuna
  • King Mackerel
  • Margate (unofficial state record)
86 lbs
51 lbs
60 lbs
54 lbs
57 lbs
186 lbs
52 lbs
17.1 lbs
  • Red Grouper
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Red Snapper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Sailfish
  • Wahoo
  • White Marlin
  • Blue Marlin (Est Release)
29 lbs
300 lbs
22 lbs
8.5 lbs
52 lbs
82 lbs
76 lbs
550 lbs

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