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  • Judy’s first offshore trip

    Judy and I made it down to our friend Floyd’s place Thursday afternoon, he had pre warned me we may not be able to fish given how rough conditions may be, but we still wanted to visit. Judy and Floyd were classmates and she hasn’t seen him in probably 30 years....so this trip would be fine, fishing or not.
    Looking at local weather predictions Floyd thought Friday might be our best shot, so Floyd, his fiancé DeAnna, Judy and I gave it a try. We motored from Stuart down to Jupiter to pick up bait....it was a rough ride, 36 mph was as fast as Floyd would go......any faster and we were getting beat to death from the rough sea. We picked up bait and headed out to a area Floyd fishes often, he put me at the helm and showed me where I needed to go to hit his waypoints. He busied himself getting out the lines, the ladies would be catching any fish.
    It wasn’t long and I could hear that distinctive sound of line being ripped from the reel, and Floyd saying come on Judy, we are about to catch you your first fish!


    Together they landed a nice King Mackeral......I was so dang happy she could expierence the thrill of ocean fishing. Judy went 3/3 on the King fish, while DeAnna caught a nice mahi-mahi.



    And then it went dead, we headed back to port as DeAnna had an appointment at 2:00 anyway. She went to her appointment, we cleaned out the boat, put gear away and cleaned fish.


    Weather being to rough to fish we then took in some sights, visited the Florida Keys and seen the devastation hurricane Irma dealt them, the middle Keys in particular Big Pine Key was hit hard.....very sad.

    Yesterday we did some shopping, then headed to the boardwalk and marina area......we don’t want to come home



    I did get a couple leads for coming down in the winters to do carpenter work, so I’ll follow up on them and see if anything comes of it.

    From this trip Judy got a great appreciation of ocean fishing and I hear talk already starting about our next trip....Life is good!



    Now back to Orlando for the nieces wedding, Then back to Michigan.....hope the snow holds off a while.


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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Judy’s first offshore trip started by Just Steve View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      very nice ....congrats
    1. ET Fish's Avatar
      ET Fish -
      Now that’s a good trip!
    1. Boa3's Avatar
      Boa3 -
      Looks like great weather to me.
    1. scrat's Avatar
      scrat -
      Wow! Nice catch. Looks like you all had a great time. Thanks for sharing the report and pictures.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      Good times
    1. Conrod's Avatar
      Conrod -
      Experience of a lifetime and making Great Memories together!!
    1. Just Steve's Avatar
      Just Steve -
      We had a wonderful time, excited to go do it again. Florida Keys is next!
    1. pescador's Avatar
      pescador -
      Great report, thanks for sharing! Some of the Best eating fish from the ocean, as far as I'm concerned.
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