|Here's the reason why.|
Captain Denny Voyles is perhaps, the fishiest person in the Gulf of Mexico.
I have fished with him for about 20 years, even before he became a licensed guide and ... well, it's uncanny folks... the man can find fish on any day of the year under any weather conditions.
I've never seen anything like it.
If this part sounds a little like an advertisement, it's only because I wish you ALL could spend a day on the Gulf with Capt. Denny.
(And you can of course if you contact Voyles Guide Service)
You won't regret it.
|Two lucky guys.|
|Raymie with a nice keeper spotted seatrout.|
He turned out to be the "trout whisperer" on this outing and caught the most trout.
We fished multiple spots, moving when the bite slowed, sometimes only a few hundred yards was all it took to get on them again.
All of the trout we caught were heavily muscled, healthy, and beautifully colored.
They were pretty cooperative and we released many almost legals unharmed to grow up, even while hitting our limit of keepers for supper.
|Becky the seadog came along on this buddy trip. She was a little under the weather on this day, but such a sweet dog.|
|Denny caught this dogfish shark, which amazed me since I always think of dogfish as a deep water, more northerly variety of shark ... we were fishing in about 6 feet of water on the flats at the time.|
This girl was fat with pups, so we posed just long enough for a photo and back she went.
I think she was in shallow to birth those shark pups in the safety of the seagrass beds.
(Julie Zickefoose, that shot is for you)
|When we finally decided that the sea had given us more than enough food and fun for one day, we headed back in to Cedar Key.|
At the dock, the
|Captain Denny made short work of the fish filleting, which left me with nothing to do, but wander around taking pictures like a tourist.|
I can do that.
We ate our fish a few hours later at home and they were fantastic!
I blackened some and southern fried the rest.
I didn't hear any complaints from the diners.
The photo above, of Denny, is the one moment in this awesome day that the clouds parted, blue sky appeared, and the sun shone brightly.
Thanks Captain Denny for a great day on the water with my boy.
|One last thing ... NEVER get into a staring contest with a |