It was time to close up the old lap top, put my research books on the shelf, and break out the sun screen. My daughter and her family came to visit. Everybody made the sojourn from NC with the exception of grandson #2 who began football practice. My daughter is a Florida girl and that means she has to get to the beach on a more or less regular basis or she goes into surf withdrawl.
Daughter L. brought along the latest addition to the family: An energetic, love-able Australian Shepard they’ve named Ruger. He’s a beautiful bundle of enthusiasm with intense eyes and a friendly persona. Look at those eyes!
L. loves to fish and we try to get out every time she comes. I had the boat in the water the first morning after they arrived and we fished between Florida’s summer thunderstorms. Fishing was good. We caught plenty of eating fish and had a few finny thrills thrown in. We hooked up with a couple of big sharks (6 to 8 feet) and a 100 lb class tarpon. The sharks were plentiful. We knew that because several of the trout we had on came to the boat as a head only. Here are some fishing pics.
The action was fast and we caught enough for three big fish dinners with enough left over for a couple of bags of fillets that went back to NC. Over the three days we tussled with a piscatorial variety – Trout, Snook, snapper, tarpon, three types of shark, Cobia, bluefish, jack, ladyfish, grouper, catfish, pinfish, and even a puffer. All except the shark were caught on lures.
Sigh! L. and family are gone. The books are off the shelf and the lap top is busy. Back to the salt mines.
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