PINS 4/8/17

Slipped a charter in last Saturday and a good time was had by all.  The mission was to put a smile on a young boy's face, and from the looks of things, we succeeded. This trip was special in that it was three generations of men from the family in attendance.  There were a few black drum on the beachfront to be caught, and maybe a scattered red or trout from what we observed while driving.  But the real treasure was showing the youngest the algal mats of the Graveyard, the view from Green Hill, and a hurricane blowout down on the south end of the Island.  Finding an abandoned Panga boat, and shell hunting amongst the hurricane blowout through the foredunes just made his day!  He even found an entire preserved stone crab about a mile behind the dunes in an algal mat, buried up and kept whole.  Hearing him tell me, "I thought you were just a fishing guide, but this is like an adventure, like a whole bunch of really awesome stuff plus fishing!" just made my day.  Understanding and loving the entire resource, and not just from what we can take from it's waters...that's what it's all about!

Just a little something we came across...

Just a little something we came across...

That's what it's all about!

That's what it's all about!

Exploring the algal mats of the Graveyard.

Exploring the algal mats of the Graveyard.

The view from the top of Green Hill. 

The view from the top of Green Hill.