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A very special day

I am sorry this blog is out of the true time line of what is happening this week but the other day had to be one of my top ten days in doing fishing holiday in the Florida Keys.  So what was so special, firstly the people, as I have blogged before I now have a large number of guys who have moved from the customer to the good friend page and I hope that  this includes Lee Jasper and John Aplin and the two guys they have with them Ben, John’s friend and Steve Lee’s brother make a top crew.  Secondly as long last the weather gods said go where you want and the guys wanted permit and I have a wreck in the bay where we have often seen permit and conditions could not be better so load up with crabs and off we went.  Also I had one big personal box to tick that has taken me over 10 years get my friend Lee his TIGER SHARK and this year we have had a lot near this wreck and it is the massive barracuda wreck as well.








On a scale of fishing 1 to 10 this was about 11 on arriving soon we were surrounded by barracuda they take a bit of work but we had two over 20 lb in the boat and Ben’s had the longest jump and fastest run I have ever seen nearly jumping over the boat.  The as the tide changed the permit showed up not easy sight fishing but I have to give it to John he stayed at the task and first fish well over 30 lbs ended in tears as the line touched the wreck and fish gone as did the second one but the third near 20 lb came into the boat and it was high fives all round my first permit in the bay.  Then Lee and Ben joined the permit club, the sight of a permit braking off from the shoal and taking a bait just mind-blowing, then from nowhere John shouted tiger and from where he had just been swimming  ( it was that hot ) a stunning tiger shark was on the top just behind the boat.  Not an instant take and the gods had even made it Lee’s turn on the shark rod and no way was this one getting away box ticked at last, final rights was Steve who nailed a 30 lb cobia so we could all dine to celebrate,  what a day.