I haven't had much free time to post any pictures, lately. I've been way too busy with work, school and... well, fishing.
But here are some pictures that I've taken or collected in the past two monthes:
I had the pleasure of teaching one of my good friends, now roommate Cannon, how to fly fish.
Still proudly sporting the Bateau decal on my boat
Even took him into the Everglades for his first poon
We mostly did a lot of summer snookin,
Did very well on the beaches in Matlacha
Alec and I caught almost 60 snook in 12 hours in Matlacha
With buddy Graham in Sanibel
My other roommate, Chucks, and I found some in the backwaters around Estero.
Releasing a beauty in Estero Bay
Had a little fun playing with some micropoon, jumped a few huge 60-80lb tarpon on the flats, didn't land any giants...
Chucks with a nice micropoon on fly
Played with some backwater redfish
My buddy and FGCU fishing club president Wyler and I found some big reds in deep waters near Pine Island
and some smaller ones in the tidal flats of Estero Bay
Made it offshore for one trip, didn't kill it but did catch some nice firetruck size red grouper with Alec
And last but not least, took a little trip down to the Islamorada with Chucks. We were traveling 40-70 miles a day in a gheenoe, back north towards flamingo. The fish we saw, were monsters, but it was so incredibly hot that nothing would really eat. Did manage to land a couple, including this beefy just-under-32 inch snook. He had a battle scar on him from what I assume was an osprey trying to pick him up back in the day.
I have more pictures from the everglades that i took on a nice Canon, but I haven't imported them all just yet. More to come..
Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest- thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the under wood. You will grow back, over and over no matter how badly you are devastated.