I'm finally back on the water. The weather has given us a break here in Florida and today I'm fishing Cape Canaveral with one of my favorite McGills of Wright & McGill. I took my new Skeeter SX240 bay boat home from Miami and Drew McGill flew in last night just to spend some time fishing with me. There is no better excuse to dunk my new ride and test out everything on it. I need to show Drew just how much we appreciate everything his company and family have done for us and send him back to Denver with some Cobia, Triple Tail, flounder and whatever we manage to hook and can keep. This isn't just a mission to test the boat, this is a mission to get some sun, fill my Engel cooler and feed my family. Drew couldn't have picked a better couple of days to spend down here and get away from the winter weather he's got back home. This is a photo from 2006 when I was on a Wright & McGill photo shoot just at the beginning of working with them on my own signature series line of rods. Definitely a flashback for y'all.
The Miami Boat Show went great. The Skeeter team really rolled out the red carpet for me and the AF crew. They had my new boat front and center, posters, give aways and it was a great way to kick off our 2014 season together. In fact, we shoot our next episode next week in the Tampa Bay area, then the traveling craze begins again. After Tampa Bay we're off to Panama City, Slidell, LA, Buras, LA, Ft. Myers and Bradenton just to kick things off. I'll keep you posted on the details of each stop, just giving you a quick run down for March. Thanks to everyone who came out to meet me last week in Miami. Loved seeing some familiar faces and always a pleasure meeting new ones.
Skeeter, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Star Brite, and Eagle Claw/Trokar are all heading to the Bassmaster Classic in Birmingham, AL. We wish them all a great show and to all of our fellow team members and Pros fishing the Classic, we hope you do well! Oh, by the way. . . Minn Kota Talon is running a cool give away, check this out: Enter to win a FREE Talon - "Like" the Minn Kota page on Facebook and click the LOCK DOWN A TALON TAB to enter. That's it!
I'm keeping it short this week because I've got to get these fish cleaned for my guest and for dinner. Tune in this week to AF and catch the last airing of "One Hour Later" on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. ET (Sportsman Channel). We've got some killer kingfish and snapper action to show you from the Dry Tortugas. Then on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and again on Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. check out "Tortuga Bank." Capt. Chris Trosset has me fishing off of a deep ledge on the back of the Star Brite 62' Viking for snapper and grouper. Boy were my arms tired! Remember, if you can't watch it on TV, you can always subscribe to the AF YouTube channel for full episodes anywhere / any time.
Until next week . . . tight lines,