Sunday, March 30, 2008

time to enjoy fish filling the water like a snow storm

yep 75 degrees my digital dive watch said, as I look at it catching my breath. Perfect I thought to myself as I viewed the vast open view of the reef, it seemed endless the view because of blue clear water, it was a real treat snorkeling in this. Fishing was great one nice Russian girl was real excited as she caught her first ever.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

ahh yes the good life chillen playing all day at sea

Yep the deep blue water is here and off we went swimming. The reef was plugged in today with a brillant blue. It was like a bee hive of fish, they were like bees soaring everwhere your eyes could see it was a wonder a regular Walt Disney world for the fish and my awestruck family shipmates. We came in shore for fishing and everybody caught a few fish, one nice grouper by a young gal this was her first fish she ever caught.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

yes key wests ocean activitys are the mac dad fun

We were catching fish all day, it was a ball. In the afternoon we had a nice snorkel out at the reef, the water was crystal clear and blue this made for some good fishing as well. Also its great to have the clear water back, some scuba divers played as we snorkeled. Its a ball to swim down and fly by them like they are standing still since they are encumbered by all their stuff moving like snails in any direction they chose to go. Snorkeling is more fun than scuba diving in many ways, exceptionally when the water is so clear around 25 feet at this awesome spot.

Monday, March 24, 2008

yippy everybody wants to play in keys playground

The whole day at sea went by really quick, here I'm writing about it, time sure flies when your having fun. It was a bit rough in the morning but calmed real nicely for our snorkel in the afternoon. We came up on a southern sting ray, it was bit skittish, a 16 year old girl and I followed it for a bit, watching this ocean birdy flap its wings gliding through the Atlantic reef waters.
The fishing was successful for all who participated today, each person regardless of age landed over half a dozen fish each.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

spring break fun for college kids and me offshore

We had a nice dip out at the reef, a bit of current made for a good workout for my college students. We saw lots of tropical fish, most of the usual local residents were swimming about. There was this big school of small Amber Jacks that darted around me as I swam through a narrow coral reveane, pushing them into the shallows making them feel trapped,with no way out, skiddish, they each blasted by our group. The visibility was not too good since its been kind of wavy out there lately. I guess I'm spoiled, its been so clear in the past months at my reef, good thing its shallow and good even when its not that clear.
The fishing was nice, we found a nice spot, landed lots of fish and one nice black grouper. They also had great fun feeding the tarpons. Its always a mystery who will dare to feed them by hand, these huge hungry mammoth tarpons, some as large as 300 pounds or more, eight foot plus in length.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

fantastic fishing family fun forsure

We found a nice comfy spot, set anchor and started slamming fish. It was astounding the talent of these youngsters today, setting the hook on tons of unsuspecting fish ,we had quite a few fish to bring in this fantastic Key West day.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

green eel takes a bite out of a full coke blowing it up

We snorkeled the reef and did some fishing. It was like playing, as if we were kids again with exciting non stop thrills (better than any ride at Walt Disney World). My Iowa shipmates experienced the beautiful day with me off Key West, Florida

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

heavy winds made for hammer head inshore action

Lucky the wind finally stopped as I look out the of the port hole aboard the yacht, but this morning it was blowing like the dickens. The wind was pushing the yacht around even tied to a huge anchor, like the boats diesel engines where running in gear. Even in a calm spot that I was in called Strider's cut. The girls on board were not looking forward to a rocking boat, they had told me earlier so this spot was perfect. We caught our limit, check out the pictures of father son bonnet heads that they each caught.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

ready set go one by one the reef was explored alot

The morning was filled with ocean fun filling everyone with joy as we spoke of the incredible diving. At my reef the water was so calm it was like a pond, it was neat to see all four people catch fish at the same time, a quadruple header. In the afternoon a couple from Alaska together double teamed a nice cuda.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

key west has average warmest weather in america

It sure is nice wearing nothing but a bathing suit and no shirt, playing in the ocean, under the hot Florida sun everyday. Its like I get paid to play every day with lots of neat folks yachting, catching fish, snorkeling and converting about all kinds of stuff.

Monday, March 10, 2008

the marines come to sea catching 50 plus fish

The sea rocked the yacht as we caught fish. As fast as the hooks hit the water they were reeling in fish after fish. It should be called catching not fishing I joked as I unhooked the fish as fast as I could for the expert military fisherman.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

father son each catch hammer heads in open ocean

It amazes me how things aboard the yacht Delphine go so well, in general doing this charter for fun for so many years helps, its always SO fresh for me like Christmas every day. I guess it is how I look at this ocean bliss. My shipmates and myself found extreme fun in paradise on the Atlantic we caught a bunch of fish in the coolish spring day. A father and son .caught a few sharks, it was great to hear the 11yr old youngster say this is the second fish I have ever caught and to see his his eyes light up with joy. Then to see dad slay another shark, catching our limit was nice. We headed inshore towards the end of the charter catching fish in the calm inshore. This area was nice, making grandma and grandpa happily watching are heightened charter experience.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

tried new fishing spot some fish and lots eels caught

A very windy and sunny day, with some thrilling moments as we were fishing. moray eels were caught, green eels and one spotted one, seems like they're hanging out in this new area that I have been exploring for fishing lately.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

spring is here screams the oceans heart and soal

Easy to loose track of time aboard the yacht as we played today hard. As we dove the reef brilliant fish everywhere, it was a good work out with some college kids this morning. Workout if you are thinking of going on my trip, exercise your heart and get in better shape, lets snorkel lots of coral turf. We caught tons of fish and a green moray eel. Who stood right up when I gave him a hand regurgitating a fish at the same time I was able to snap few cool pics as gravity and the weight of the eel allowed for the hooks removal safely. Handling these pissed off, freaked out eels is an experience I have had as a kid. I would shoot eels with a Hawaiian sling, spearing 5feet long eels in Cohasset Mass, a lobstering town in new England. I nailed the head of the eel to a piece of wood, grab the skin with pliers and rip off there skin like a sock rolling off your foot, then rolled the eel in dough, pan fryed in oil. Yumm tasted like chicken. I would not harm these beautifully innocent creatures here in Florida's delicate Eco system.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

ocean smiles back at the family next door are u next

Its really great to spend the day with people who absolutely love the incredibleness of the Atlantic Ocean. They played under the blue sky, snorkeling and fishing aboard the Delphine, far south in sunny warm tropical Key West Fl. The highlights of today, were jumping in and freeing up a grouper wrapped up on a sea tree and swimming with a couple youngsters who spyed on a big green moray. When I swam down to him, he came out to say hi, with his giant green head with his beady eyes and toothy grin.