Bumbling through Florida

December 31, 2015

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The next morning was fairly standard fair for Floridian pier fishing.  There were plenty of scrawled filefish around for us to toy with.  They loved the chum bag!

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Elijah found some grey triggerfish and I joined him for my new life list entry.

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Redtail parrotfish and dusky damsel also made it topside.

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Pelicans abounded and I was almost taken out by another angler’s stray cast of a sinker that was terrifyingly massive.

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Bartek and I again had way too much fun arranging incidentally snagged bits of the reef into metaphorical art.

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We weren’t sure what it meant either.

Around lunch time we switched spots and were presented by a terrific mix of parrotfish.  Unfortunately, other annoying reef fish, such as the slippery dicks, were always first to our hooks.

I spotted a lionfish, but Ken bested me at presenting a bait to it.  Ken’s attention to detail is quite remarkable!

With not much else to catch, Ken had a blast constructing a Christmas tree with his sabiki rig by filling it with a smorgasbord of reef fish.

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There’s always the consolation filefish…

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We returned to the pier for the evening bite before Ken dropped Bartek and I off at our hotel.  Ken was spending some time with family so Elijah, Bartek, and I made plans to fish Christmas day.

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