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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Day Shelling and Sightseeing trip

When the phone rang for a shelling and sightseeing trip, I was pumped!  That's what our wonderful National Seashore is all about!  Not only did we talk some history of the Island, but we were able to see Green Hill, and the rest of the beach all the way to the jetties.  Without a 4 wheel drive, this customer was unable to take his daughter and significant other down island, and that's exactly where we come in!  Thanks so much for a great day David!  Seeing a little girl's delight at the beauty of shells and ultimately nature are what the National Parks of this great country are all about!

 

 The view from the High Banks in the middle of the seashore!

The view from the High Banks in the middle of the seashore!

 The Field Guide!

The Field Guide!

 Washed in boat to explore!

Washed in boat to explore!

 Washed in buoy to explore!

Washed in buoy to explore!

 Finding an endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle and reporting it right away to the Turtle Science patrollers!

Finding an endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle and reporting it right away to the Turtle Science patrollers!

 Shelling!!

Shelling!!

 A beautiful day for shelling and beach swimming!

A beautiful day for shelling and beach swimming!

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Overnight Shark Charter

When the phone rang for an overnight shark charter, I was stoked!  We had more than a little fun!  Steaks, baked potatoes, fresh green beans-we ate pretty good!  These guys fished HARD, and not just for sharks.  We put in 24 hours of sharking, then went on the hunt for other fish up and down the beach.  Thanks for a good time guys!

 Rods out!

Rods out!

 Six shark baits out.

Six shark baits out.

 Blackened redfish on the beach!

Blackened redfish on the beach!

 Yes.

Yes.

Father and son lure and bait trip.

Had the pleasure of taking Robert and son fishing last week!  Not only were they already experienced fishermen, but they were great folks and a joy to fish with.  They hoped to target Jack Crevalle, and that would be the second fish we would hook up with, after a large pregnant southern ray (released).  We went on to catch just shy of a two man limit of reds on lures, and even a FLOUNDER on lure from the surf!  A bonus was a rather large bonnethead shark.  Thanks guys!

 

 Pregnant ray.

Pregnant ray.

 Hooked up with a Jackfish!

Hooked up with a Jackfish!

 The third Kemp's Ridley nest of the 2018 nesting season.

The third Kemp's Ridley nest of the 2018 nesting season.

 Large bonnethead shark!

Large bonnethead shark!

 Surf redfish on lure!

Surf redfish on lure!

 Hooked up on a lure!

Hooked up on a lure!

 Redfish!

Redfish!