I know I'm not starting off this week's blog with a fish, but I knew this throwback photo would catch your eye anyway. Can't believe I was 20 years old when this photo was taken. Feels like a lifetime ago. I never dreamed back then that I'd be doing what I am now - fishing for a living. I bet I'm not too far off in saying the military gave me the confidence to chase any dream and work ethic to make it happen. Happy and proud to have served my country in the Air Force all those years ago.
Thank you to Tampa Bay Mogan Maniacs for rolling out the red carpet and coming out in force to see the newest Dick's Sporting Goods store this past weekend. A special thanks to Skeeter dealer Central Marine for bringing out some new Skeeter boats to check out, Capt. Ryan Farner and Capt. Chris Camps for donating fishing trips and being on hand to answer any Tampa Bay fishing questions, Minn Kota for giving away a Talon and trolling motor and to Costa Del Mar sunglasses for donating a pair of cool new shades to give away as well. There are going to be some happy winners notified very soon! What a cool looking store too . . . that two-story store will surely keep a lot of shoppers busy.