2019 Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup

The 2019 Cleanup is a wrap, and it was a great success once again. Over 75 tons of trash removed from our first estimates. If you have never participated, this is a yearly event and a great way to give back to the beach that we all love so much. Although this was our first year without Captain Billy now that he has crossed the bar, the tradition and the event will continue to carry on and he would be proud.

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Lining up for departure.

Lining up for departure.

Thousands lined up to help.

Thousands lined up to help.

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7 rattlesnakes were encountered during the cleanup this year.

7 rattlesnakes were encountered during the cleanup this year.

Rattlesnake in the backbeach Gulf Croton.

Rattlesnake in the backbeach Gulf Croton.

January 1, 2019 Hiking Expedition with Artist In Residence, photographer Sue Wolfe

Sue and I made a long anticipated trip to one of the back island dune fields, and it definitely didn’t disappoint! Sue is the Padre Island National Seashore Artist in Residence. Her pictures documenting Padre Island National Seashore can be seen as she releases them on her website at www.where-2-next.com or on her Instagram at instagram.com/suewolfe4943.

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Fishing charter!

Had some wonderful repeat customers of mine along for a fishing charter, and even though the cold fronts and weather weren’t quite optimal, they told me, “Let’s go regardless, and we’ll just enjoy the beach and the day!” Great plan! That is a wonderful way to enjoy the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world, and all it has to offer. Not only did we fish HARD but we had a quite tasty grilled sirloin hamburger lunch and then enjoyed some flounder and trout fishing along the channel and mama even relaxed and enjoyed a good book in the late day sunshine!

Shelling and sightseeing charter!

Had a blast recently with a very awesome couple that was interested in shelling, maybe a little fishing, and a fun day on the beach! Thanks for a great trip guys! Hope to see you again!

July 5, 2018 Sue Wolfe charter

Had a wonderful trip with the PAIS 2018 Artist in Residence, Sue Wolfe!  She is taking an entire year to photograph the National Seashore.  Her website is www.where-2-next.com.  The park releases her pictures on its social media, and she will be releasing more as time goes on.  Thanks Sue!

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Bird photography!

Bird photography!

Port Mansfield jetties.

Port Mansfield jetties.

Shell photography!

Shell photography!

Peregrine Falcon!

Peregrine Falcon!

Harrington/Harnell 555 Virgin build and 553 Rebuild.

Steve has really out done himself again.  In usual fashion, he was able to expertly  reproduce two of the most sought after and desired beach shark fishing rods from Florida to Texas.  Not only are these original Harrington rods vintage and no longer available anywhere, but the guides and reel seats he used are also vintage.  There's something to be said for those generations who fished and came before us.  And these rods pay homage to that.  As usual, he wrapped them in original wraps with original almost nonexistent Gudebrod thread.   I wouldn't have it any other way out of respect for the original look.  Awesome job Steve and thankyou.  

Pics in the link.

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Harrington 553 Rebuild.

Harrington 553 Rebuild.

Original Harrington rod.

Original Harrington rod.

Fuji Silicon Carbide Gold Three-footer guides.

Fuji Silicon Carbide Gold Three-footer guides.

Beautiful.

Beautiful.

Virgin Harrington 555 build.

Virgin Harrington 555 build.

Chrome Fuji three footer guides, vintage.

Chrome Fuji three footer guides, vintage.

Aftco Uni-Butt and Avet 80W.

Aftco Uni-Butt and Avet 80W.

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