I wasn’t going to make a post about this because the credit belongs to Jose Wejebe, Derek Redwine, and his son Alden. BUT, it was such an awesome experience that I have to share it with you. Last year, I was invited to run the camera boat for the filming of an episode of “Spanish Fly” that was to be filmed right here on the waters of the Banana River where I guide and fish for fun regularly. What an experience this was! I never knew just what it took to put together a 30 minute TV show. Trust me when I tell you that Mother Nature DOES NOT cooperate when there is a camera on the boat. We could not even get out of the residential canals for the first 2 days because of the wind. Also, Jose, who is a little bit more in shape than I am, poles a flats skiff like its an Olympic event. So for me to keep up with him was quite a chore in itself. To make a long story short, we pulled it off. Many different species of fish were caught, and with the help from Merritt Island native Antanas, we wrapped up the show with a nice over-slot redfish. I had a great time, would do it again in a heartbeat, but I don’t want my own TV show. Too much like work.
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Blind casts pay off. Many times fan casting a flat we are sight fishing on produces great results. Here’s a nice spotted sea trout this junior angler caught on a Gulp! jig combo. The Banana River has a large population of sea trout and I love to fish for them. As the weather cools off big trout will start populating the flats and often will eat large top water plugs and live baits. Give me a call if you would like to go chase them.
Yup…this is why I don’t watch TV in the evenings. A beautiful sunset cruise on Sykes creek. If you got the time I have the ride, I would rather be on the water then the couch. Since we live on the water I can usually squeeze in a late evening fishing trip or boat cruise. I charge by the hour depending on what kind of trip you want. Give me a call.
Recently sickness ran through our household cooping us up in the house for a few days, Drake finally had enough and begged and pleaded to go fishing.
Well…it didn’t take long for me to give in and we headed out into Sykes Creek and caught some decent fish including a nice Sea Trout for Drake.