In February, 2004 we met up with our buddies Kevin and Tom for some serious Florida fishing. Tom introduced us to Tony L. who fishes the intercoastal flats for redfish out of Port St. John near Cocoa. That's Tony below pointing out the choppers of a blowfish. He hooked Marshall up with his first redfish, a "tournament red" 26.5 inches in length. Marshall also caught and released a nice little gator trout in the windy conditions.
After several more days of wind, we finally had a shot out on our favorite party boat, The Obsession II. I got lucky and landed the 21 pound red snapper shown below which won the pool on a full boat of fishermen. $! Special thanks to Scott, deck hand on the boat who helped land the big red. He took an 11 oz lead slip sinker to the elbow for us.
We also had occasion to fish out of Stuart with Captain Paul, a friend of Kevin, who showed us the way to flat line for sailfish using greenies. Paul's nephew Pete showed us how to land a sail seven feet long and weighing in at about 80 pounds. Below are three pictures from that lesson. As icing on the cake, we were also lucky enough to land an amberjack and a few spanish mackerel on our trip with Paul.
Lastly is the picture of Marshall back at our villa showing off a few surf fish caught at Vero Beach.
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