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A long way for a Lady

Over 12 years of doing Fishing Holidays in The Florida Keys I have been privileged to fish with many people and it is great to welcome back Richard and Lorranie  Perry.  Richard is over to celebrate his 50 th and as I have been told more than once recently  ” getting old is a privilege not enjoyed by everyone ” but I am sure he has many more birthdays planed.  The one thing I absolutely love about Richard and Lolly is they both just GET fishing and are just as happy to catch no matter what the size in my opinion the way fishing should be.  Not sure the weather gods are singing happy birthday first day winds to over 30 mph and very dirty water yesterday winds dropped to 20’s so we were able to push to some mid bay banks for shelter.  Still way below good fishing conditions but both Richard and Lolly were having a blast catching what was behind the boat in the chum I can still hear the laughter when catching ballyhoo for bait became a whole new sport in its own right.  It’s a toss-up which fish was Richard’s birthday best one of the biggest ladyfish for a long time or a fantastically marked spotted seatrout both were welcome and enjoyed.

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Lolly joined the birthday celebrations with bluefish and maybe the first spanish mackerel of the season not what I had planed for Richards birthday but as they say you can only catch whats there and top marks to both of them to despite poor conditions and heat way over 100 degrees in the sun they both stuck at it.

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This blog also welcomes and introduces Mike Sovay to the Fish the Dream team.  Mike comes from upstate New York and after some time in the military came to the Florida Keys as fully trained diver then recently obtained his 100 ton Captain’s licence.  As you have seen on recent blogs I have had health problems so an extra pair of hands was a must and as you can see from the photos heavy is not a problem for Mike.  The first trips with him have even been better than I expected he is very quick to learn and his people skills top rate maybe I should have done this a few years ago but age just seems to come from nowhere.  So its onwards and upwards for Fish the Dream health problems and bad weather can’t keep us down we will make your dream come true.