Caught Aboard the:
Erin, Jennifer and Justin from
GrayRobinson, P.A. take
day out of the law office to go offshore to try their luck.
Today my fishing buddies were
associates Erin, Jennifer and Justin who are working at GrayRobinson,
P.A. in Orlando to get some on the job experience while pursuing their
law degrees. My best bud Mason Williams who is an attorney in the
association decided to take the associates offshore but there wasn't
enough room on his boat the "Big Shooter" to handle all of the folks at
work who wanted to go so I had the opportunity to take these fine folks
The arrangements were that Mason and I would run to the port
and pick up our guests at Sunrise Marina at 7:00 AM. After picking up
our guests the first order of business was to obtain pogies so both
boats ran down the beach and one toss of the net took care of the bait.
Then off to 8A we went for a little slow trolling. Trolled about two
hours and the bite was slow but steady and we were able to catch a few
kings and sharks to get the ladies their first deep sea fish ever.
We then decided to head up north to do a little bottom fishing and again
the bite was slow but thanks to Erin we were able to get one keeper Red
Snapper and an Octopus.
We finished the day with a little more slow trolling and caught a
few more kings and a few sharks before a black cloud threatened to give
us a good soaking. Little did we know that we were destined to get
drenched and we got nailed in Port Canaveral only a hundred yards or so
from our drop off point at Sunrise Marina.
Even though we got rained on at the end of the day in the
port the weather was beautiful and the girls and Justin were able to
catch a few fish and enjoy the day on the water and I had a great time
introducing them to offshore fishing for the first time.
Final tally for the day:
5 Red Snapper four released to grow up
6 Kingfish to 20# kept for the table
1 Cobia released to grow up.
A bunch of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks released
a bunch of short Sea Bass released
Erin catches the days only keeper
A slimy hitchhiker comes aboard while
we're bottom fishing.
Jennifer catches a nice sized
Jennifer with her first Cobia, too
short to keep but fun to catch.
Erin with an Atlantic Sharpnose
Justin's bowed up and in on the
It's a Kingfish for Justin