Day 1 was a trip targeting Sailfish offshore.
|Captain Charlie (R) and mate Austin (L)|
|Rods at the ready|
VIDEO: But first, we have to "make bait." A net full of ballyhoo.
|2 kites go up, holding a total of 4 lines.|
VIDEO: Rich fights a sailfish (we each landed one)
VIDEO: Sailfish fight
|And we even caught some Mutton Snapper and Yellowtail Snapper for dinner!|
|Looking for scraps from the cleaning table|
Day 2 was a trip targeting Tarpon in the flats.
|Back for another day at Bud N' Mary's|
|This couple sold Swordfish bills, painted or scrimshawed by the man|
|A wood carving at the docks|
|Tame tarpon are around all the docks. But we chase the wild ones farther away.|
|Still, they taunt us. Swimming around the docks.|
|I'd love to catch one of these 50LB "Silver Kings"|
|An iguana holds on for dear life|
|Captain Chris, Richie and me|
|First catch of the day? A rare sawfish.|
|We caught several sharks|
|This bad boy is a bull shark. We also caught a lemon and black tip.|
VIDEO: Shark brought up to the boat... but not in!
|Back at the marina, it's time for two beers|
|And some stone crab|
|We still had some fish from yesterday's catch, so we took them to the famous Fish House and they cooked them for us.|
|I got Richie on his way home and then headed south to Key West for a day of kicking back|
|Arriving at Key West with the setting sun|
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