Fishing’s been …well … a …. pretty big part of my Life since that first bluegill at Lake Tomahawk near Rogers, Ohio in 1974 — thanks Dad.
Today I caught my biggest fish ever.
A 220 pound Lemon Shark.
Photos by John Frazier – Saltwater Sportsman Magazine.
Key West, Florida.
The ocean’s “flats” are a special place — I saw rays, crabs, turtles, shark, permit and barracudas.
3′ feet of water.
50 pound braid — and 50 pound steel leader — 7/0 hook — a slab of barracuda for bait.
I’m here hosting a Media Outing at the gracious generosity of our PR client Quantum Rods and Reels.
I took a lot of notes and photos all morning.
It’s truly a working trip.
John Frazier of Saltwater Sportsman Magazine and myself caught way more photos than fish for the first 6 hours of the day.
Then at 2:00 pm — they yelled, “Fish On !!! Guck it’s your turn — set the hook.”
I literally set my camera and notes down — and powered into him with a Quantum size #80 Boca PTs Spinning Reel.
We had caught a couple smaller sharks earlier.
I turned to them intuitively and said — “guys, this is the biggest shark of the day.”
20 minutes of fish fighting and one very fatigued right Guck bi-cep later — It Was the biggest fish of the day– and I am Blessed.
Top angler and guide Rich Tudor of Saltwater Experience TV estimated him at well over 200 pounds.
Rich Tudor is a good man — a total pro — a hard worker — a class act — he “gets it.”
That’s Tudor in the white shirt. Check him out at www.SaltwaterExperience.com
35 years since that first bluegill.
Today — I caught the biggest fish of my life.
— Guck —