Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fishing in the Gulf

Jared fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

My son, Jared, loves to fish.  He spent a few hours every day fishing while we were in Florida.  His luck has been better previous years, but he continued to plug away regularly this trip.  In Venice, FL, there's a wonderful fishing pier.  Jared spent some time there this year but the fish weren't biting and fishermen were scarce.

Jared had his best luck this year beyond the wall on Crescent Beach on Siesta Key.  He caught a few lady fish and a puffer, enough to keep him interested.

A pretty good sized stingray came completely up out of the water not far from where he was standing with his pole one afternoon.  Talk about an adrenaline rush!  That's the kind of experience that keeps Jared fishing.  He's also been close to sharks in the gulf waters.

Jared often stands on rocks or on the shore rather than in the water.  This picture is taken where the water doesn't get deep until far from the shore.    

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh how I love this picture Shaddy! I keep sighing when I go back and look at it. It's so relaxing, and the colors are wonderful. Well done! I'm so glad you guys got to enjoy these views, the water and the sun. Yay!!!!!!