I spent last week at a boat show in Orlando, next week I'll be in Miami for another boat show, hanging around boats and talking fishing. I'm itchin' to get on the water and leaning on a Skeeter gunnel at a tradeshow just isn't gonna cut it. Know what I mean? I'm at home now getting my rods, reels and tackle all rigged up and ready for that first cast. Once we get back from Miami it's "Camera! Lights! Action!" for me and the AF film crew. I am ready and now my gear is ready too. In the words of Mr. Producerman "let's go now!"
Hey, but y'all make hanging out in the boat shows worth it. Seriously, I love hearing all the fish stories, seeing the pics on your smartphones and trading info. Come see me next weekend . . . I'll be hanging in the Skeeter/Yamaha booth for the Miami Boat Show February 13th - 16th. Skeeter, Addictive Fishing and all of our sponsors have put together some killer Prize Paks that we'll be giving away during the Miami Boat Show. Stop by the Skeeter booth to say "Hey" and to register for a chance to win a Minn Kota Talon, Humminbird Fishfinder, Flats Blue and Flats Pink Rods, Sabalos Reels, bucket of Star Brite boat cleaning products, Engel Cooler and much more! For even a little more torture for me to endure, my new Skeeter SX240 Bay boat will be there too. I'm just going to have to be patient and enjoy hanging out on the boat even if it's not floating around stalking fish.
This week's episodes on the Sportsman Channel are from our trip to Key West with the crew of the Star Brite. We had a 3 day adventure aboard the 62' Viking with Capt. Chris Trosset hooking into big beautiful fish. This episode is when I hook a black fin tuna on a fly rod. He takes me all the way around that boat . . . that's a 62 foot fight! Sunday is the last airing for "Catalina Blue" at 10 a.m. (ET), where I'm fishing with Eric Bent off of Catalina Island for Calico Bass. Then watch "Tuna Fly" on Monday at 9 a.m. (ET) and again on Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. (ET) I'm fishing off of Key West. Check it out! If you can't watching on TV, you can always subscribe to the AF YouTube channel for full episodes anywhere / any time.
Until next week . . . tight lines,