|The office is actually a floating office....really rocks when the wind picks up.|
|Caught the clouds over the Gulf of Mexico getting kissed by the morning sun over the harbor.|
|We took the Flying Fish...the large one of the right.|
|There were about 25-30 people in all.|
|Very excited, happy couple.|
|A little nervousness shown here....quickly went away as we pulled away from the dock.|
|Very happy now !|
|John Ringling Causeway going across Sarasota Bay in the distance.|
|We about to head out of Sarasota Bay into the Gulf...check out these great clouds.|
|Kim's been doing some studying on clouds so this day found some great examples.....|
We went out about 8 miles...took over an hour...nice breeze...wonderful weather to watch the clouds, horizon and the faster fishing boats that flew by us !
|Kim is having a blast !|
|The guy behind me is wondering how come his fish is so much smaller !|
|Perch, Snapper, Grouper and more. The Grouper, however, had to be a certain size before keeping. Most had to be thrown back...under 20-22" I think.|
|This is about the size of what we caught. Some folks caught bigger ones...maybe double this size.|
|Nice to see a brand new, clean American flag !|
|A terrific bird to watch and difficult to photograph.|
The crew de-bones and filets the catch so we can take it home....which we did ! We took about 14 home.
Got out some Louisiana Fish Fry breading and grilled up a bunch on the stove with some grilled potatoes. Ymmmmm. How neat to catch your own fish and then eat them fresh.
A great, fun day....always wanted to do this and now we have. Next time, we'll charter a smaller boat and go for BIG ONES !
Kim and Steve