S: FLORIDA FISHING
FC: FLORIDA | FISHING
1: Every year there is one event the family looks forward to more than anything - our family trip to Florida! You wait all year for this trip so you can soak your hook in salt water. There is always a little friendly banter about who will catch the biggest fish. It is always fun to see who actually does. Each year the ocean throws us some kind of challenge, but year after year you and Chad figure out a way to best it.
2: SNOOK! | Our fish of choice in Florida is the snook. They are so much fun to catch! Their bony jaw makes them hard to hook, their jumping hard to keep them hooked, and their strength hard to land them. Chad is good at catching them too, but has not let me get a picture of him with one he has caught.
3: Some of Florida's other fish samplings ... | Mama with her Mangrove Snapper | Chad with his Jack | Brooke with her Speckled Trout
4: One of the best fishing trips was taken with Captain Randy. You and Mama caught a greedy grouper which ate both your baits. | Chad caught this great mackerel that he had to walk all around the boat to land. | Brooke caught this barracuda that almost pulled her overboard.
5: Brooke with a bluefish and Chad with another jack. | Catfish ... watch out for those spines
6: First sea turtle Daddy and Brooke saw nesting! | When catching bait and setting up to fish you never know what you are going to find
7: Snook in their natural habitat | That conch refused to let go of the bait trap | While you and Chad were doing some early morning fishing, Chad was able to save a couple of baby sea turtle which were caught up in the thick sea weed.
8: Necessary Fishing Tools | -Fishing Rod -Cast Net -Bait -Bucket for Bait -Hooks -Pliers -Cooler -Etc. | Chad catching shrimp
9: You Can't Beat | A Florida Sunset
10: Some of our fishing buddies
11: Everyone stops by to see what we catch!
12: The most important part of fishing is spending time with family | Sibling love: Brooke and Chad
13: You and Mama
14: Father - Son Time: You and Chad | You and Chad really are the happiest when you have a fishing rod in your hands
16: We make fishing a family event
17: One happy man
18: You and Chad have so much fun and get to spend quality time together
19: Every year you and Chad look forward to Florida fishing so much
20: Your biggest snook - to date. Some of my favorite memories are of fishing with you. Whether we are going after flounder, snook, or speckled trout everyone always has a blast. I can't wait until next year for another round of fishing with you!