Helloooo to all my followers and potential followers! I want to hear about your best day of fishing or best fishing vacation! I want details and pictures if you have them, so feel free to upload them!
Lets start with my story! My best day of fishing, well few days of fishing I should say was: I went to the Florida Keys in Feb of 09 and upon arriving there it was actually the coldest it was in like 20 years the locals were telling me. I was skeptical about our adventures soon to come because of the weather. My friend and I had booked to stay for 9 days, and planned to travel all of the Keys, starting with Key Largo. We ended up extending our vacation for another 4 days.
It was beautiful, I mean I felt as if I was on a Caribbean island! So first thing we did was research party boats to go out and renting our own boat for the day. Well we found a great boat rental company, J&V Boat Rentals right next to Snappers Restaurant (and they have rooms to rent on top of the restaurant) in Key Largo. So the first time we rented a half day and had a great guide come out with us and show us the good spots. We caught a couple of fish, the water was kind of cold still and weather wasn't at its greatest. We knew where the spots were though.
So a few days pass and we decide to rent out the boat, with no guide this time and for a full day. We stop to go get bait and chum, about 3 dozen live shrimp, 2 boxes of frozen squid, and a bag of ballyhoo. We set out for our destination by the reef, our lovely guide had told us about the first time out with him. We bait our lines and cast them out. With in 5 minutes we had our first FISH ON!!!! SO excited, we bait up as fast as we can! Every line we dropped we had a FISH ON! We lost no bait, it was fish after fish after fish. I mean we must have pulled in over 50 fish! It was so exciting! We realized we were running out of bait, and we were actually fighting over these little left over pieces of ballyhoo.
Can you imagine having to stop fishing because you ran out of bait. All said and done we were debating about going and buying more bait, but it was about time to return the boat. We learned our lesson for the next day, and purchased a lot more bait. Every time we went out we finished it all!
Florida Keys fishing by far has to be the best fishing I have ever experienced and plan to return at least once a year. If you haven't been out there you must book that vacation now! You will not regret it! Be sure to visit J & V Boat Rentals in Key Largo. They have a stay and play package deal with the Snapper Restaurant next door. See you on the water! : )
Now let me here your stories, don't be shy, details and photos!