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Neil’s week

Sorry yet again for lack of blogs back in the UK and it has been a constant round of doctors tests more doctors and more tests.  As many of you will know my three hearts attacks last year has left me a very broken man and on heavy meds any fish over 1 yes 1 lb a no go, very hard after 50 years of chasing and catch big fish all over the world.  Pushing very hard for the open heart surgery that should put me back on track and having it sooner than later.  Sorry about that personal rant but it is pissing me of more than you can realise so back to Neil’s week.

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DSCN5928Neil and Doug were back on their second trip and this time bring Keith who just seemed to fit in and after all the years of doing Fishing Holidays in the Florida Keys ticking boxes for newbies still gives me a fantastic kick.  Well glad to report the permit were still on the wrecks while Neil and Doug both had fantastic fish poor  Keith lost out to the shark.  What did make up for it was yet again fantastic barracuda fish and thanks to Capt Mike’s northern pike trick , very sort and noisy figure of eight action on less than a foot of line, right by the boat fish nearly every time.  Neil had one of the bluest fish in the Keys a blue parrot fish and we all had a laugh he had a very blue shirt on at the time.

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Tarpon on the other hand not sure why maybe the very big tides but more likely the massive full moon proved a bit harder than normal.  The numbers of fish at Bahia Honda just of the charts but even with up to 30 boats just a few fish caught not in my opinion bangs for bucks.  So it was back to old school up at silly o’clock and back to 7 mile and yes the same channels I have fished for over 15 years.  Guess what fish every morning what do they say if it aint broke don’t fix it, first boat there and 2 for 2 before an other boat even turns up works for me any day.  The biggest kick I always get Neil booking for his next trip on his last day, rebooking always keeps me going in these dark days of my personal life.