2013 A Year Through Fish

This year I’ve met and fished with great people and caught some awesome fish. Most importantly, I am thankful for my family and great friends, my state, as well as all the fish I have caught. God smiled on me this year with all these blessings. Consequently, here’s my year in review through fish.

My three biggest redfish of the year totaled 76 inches. Thanks to Nathan Hitt for putting me on them and for the great pictures.



I’ll never forget my 30 plus inch scum pond snook. Besides the giant, there were numerous other snook I also landed. Thanks for Nathan Hitt and William Ward for putting me on him and for the great photo.

First Snook


Without my amazing friends I never would have discovered the amazing fishery that I described in “The Scum Pond Chronicles”. There will be more posts like this to be sure.

This baby tarpon gave me four good jumps. Probably can’t tell, but I was stoked under my mask.

Even the smallest baby tarpon can be a challenge. It’s amazing that one day this guy could hit 200 pounds. That certainly would be a thrill.


Offshore Fish:

In contrast to my pond fishing adventures, I was lucky enough to be able to get offshore this year and get in on some pelagic action, like kingfish. Captain Tom Kiernan had great numbers, as a result we had a great summer offshore. For that reason, I also ate a lot of fish.

Photo credit: Captain Tom Kiernan


In addition to kingfish we also got into some bottom fish, like gag grouper.

Photo by Captain Tom Kiernan


This year I have caught too many fish to fit in this blog, likewise have my friends and family. We’ve also all unfortunately lost even more good fish. It seems like to catch ones you have to lose big ones first.

This year everyone got in on great snook, redfish, jack, drum action, but also tarpon, grouper, mackerel, trout and shark as well with many sizable fish being caught. Hence all the blogs I’ve written, this has given me great content!

Even more than all this, I can’t wait for next year!

Finally, I hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas as well as a Happy New Year that is filled with more great fish.

Until next time, Tight Lines.


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