We had the absolute best time on a 3/4 day trip with Captain Aaron and First Mate Cole. We were supposed to go to a wreck and a reef, but had so much luck/fun on the wreck we never got to the reef. Our 13 year old daughter caught a monster amberjack and yellowtail, my husband landed a gargantuan barracuda, and I snagged a giant cravelle jack. We also caught several Spanish mackerels, kingfish, yellowtail, and spade fish (like angelfish). We released the spade fish and barracuda back to the wild, but harvested the rest and filled our freezer to sustain us through the winter and to smoke on our return to chilly Michigan.
Capt. Aaron and FM Cole taught us some of their techniques on how to catch, chum, and land ocean fish. Learned a lot and had a blast. As a plus, we saw some dolphins on our way back to shore and had a manatee sighting when we returned to the dock while they cleaned our catch. An absolute fun day and definitely lit the fire in our daughter to be excited about fishing. This was a day we will not soon forget.