Two young boys walked down the dock all decked out in their fishing gear with their father in tow and they all have the same thing in common. As guides we see it all the time that look of anticipation. Their Excited about what is upcoming in there day. They don’t say anything just waiting for Dad to pipe up and introduce them to one of the many guides standing in front of the World Wide Sportsman Bayside Marina Bait Shop waiting for their party’s to show up, having prepped the boats for the days adventure. This particular Dad walks up to Captain Rich Mitchell and the two of them shake hands, and Captain Rich immediately goes to the young lads introduces himself and knows there names. Now whether they had fished with Captain Rich before or the Dad told him their names, he knew them, they were wide eyed. I watched as they made their way onto the boat and make their way out. And I think to myself that is really doting your I’s and crossing your T’s. I admire Rich for making it that much more, for those young fishermen. As I turn to wipe the foot prints off the bow of the Pirate for Hire, I saw two your lads bopping down the dock with their Dad in tow now I am up to bat! After introductions Dan and Vito, load up and I take them to a little boat wreck that they can see as we pass over. They are already pumped. They can see all the snappers and a myriad of other fish as well as a rather larger loggerhead turtle lying off the bow of the wreck. Very shortly after getting anchored in position I tell the boys that they are using new rods to me, that is Offshore Anglers, New Redfish Extreme Series, and boy they knew how to use them, at a young age both of them were on their way to being accomplished anglers. They spent the morning catching snappers, mackerel, Blue runner, Jack Crevalles, and really giving the rods a true tackle test. Even a five foot nurse shark joined the party and I watched smiles, I heard the louder voices and the grunts and quicken breaths. And these kids are not catching Blue Marlin these are not Sailfish or Tarpon. It is just rod bending with very positive results, Happy boys, Happy Dad, Equals Happy Guide. And to top off some delicious snappers I fillet for them and they take over to Islamorada Fish Company for lunch. Hats off to Captain Rich who has been showing folks great fishing trips out of World Wide Sportsman since 1997 and is truly a Wonderful Personality. A lot of fish are here biting and World Wide Sportsman has many Great Captains and Guides, so come down and catchemup!
Backcountry Fishing Report provided by Captain Ron Brack (305)393-7448, www.pirateforhirecharters.com out of World Wide Sports Bayside Marine, Islamorada Florida. If you would like to get out on the water stop by World Wide Sportsman Bayside Marina and book your trip for your adventure today.