The fishing yesterday was great. I was invited to fish alongside Howard “stone-cold tarpon killer” Davis with Captain Jacob Shemper, and we certainly did get it done. The fishing wasn’t transcendental, though we did manage to hook some fish. Early on, I hooked a fish behind the boat on a sight cast that became a blind retrieve as the stern swung around between us; this, of course, is a great example of why fishing with a good guide makes all the difference. And in a fishery where difficulty and challenge abound, this difference can mean hooking a great and many fish or coming up empty with astounding regularity.
And here’s the proof: on a day when it was blowing, the fish were hard to see, and the water was less than clear, two anglers were able to hook three fish, two of wich were released boatside. On a personal note, I would like to thank Howard for the invitation and Jacob for the phenomenal guiding, company, and fish-finding abilities that made my day yesterday. Respect.
In other news, I would like to congratulate Wilson Allen in what was no doubt a great display of commitment to the sport of angling. Fishing with Captain Aaron Snell, Wilson caught a coveted grand slam, as well as a large barracuda and a lemon shark. Wilson: thank you for showing us all how it’s done!!

Here are the photos of the slam, you can view the lemon shark and barracuda in our gallery section:

More to follow, we of course hope that you are out there.

Best,

ncl/TAC