We caught a nice 45 lb kingfish off Boca Raton last weekend! It was a great fight and made killer smoked fish dip! Continue reading
My boyfriend, Ben, and I took our new pup out on the john boat about a week ago for a little afternoon bass fishing. The weather was perfect, the beer was cold and our little bloodhound, Dixie, was in heaven!
Here’s the TV episode from the October issue cover: Continue reading
I was talking to my good friend Capt. Nick Cardella the other day and he told me to keep my eye out for the new Florida Sportsman Magazine. I was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar face on the cover of the October issue. Nick is featured holding a wahoo that was caught out of Boca Raton during a recent episode of Reel Time. Continue reading
The boat was fully loaded Thanksgiving morning as we headed east towards Bahamian waters. We cruised through the Intracoastal Waterway as the sun began to rise and I watched my boyfriend, Ben, and his father start rigging up wahoo lures to troll on our voyage across. The 60-foot Merritt started to pick up speed after passing through the Hillsboro Inlet and my heart began to race with anticipation for the weekend’s adventures.
I hadn’t been to The Bahamas since childhood and this was the first time I had planned to travel to the stretch of tropical islands for strictly fishing.
The seas were at 3 to 5 as we crossed Hillsboro to Chub Cay on a following sea that spilled over the stern. We set out the 80 Wide Tiagras at a trolling speed of 12 knots and hooked up on a wahoo that morning off Chub. Weighing in at 25 pounds, it was the first of many fish to put up a grand fight. Continue reading
I was recently doing a computer cleanup and came across some old family photos that made me smile. The majority of these pictures were of fishing trips, boating adventures and days spent on the water. While clicking through and organizing them in folders, I realized how much fishing has shaped my life and my family’s life. Continue reading
When my good friend Josh threw an invitation my way this week to go fishing, I immediately agreed after details were given of his newfound adventure. Our typical fishing excursions include casting off a local shoreline or dock. This time, Josh was introducing a raft. Continue reading
This past weekend, I attended my grandfather’s memorial service, in Lake City, Fla., and listened to numerous people speak about how this wonderful man touched their lives. Inspiration came shortly after for writing a story about how the sport of fishing can bring togetherness among families like no other. Continue reading