CBS4 Miami meteorologist, Jeff Berardelli, his dad, Richard from NJ, and cameraman Kyle Hall, spent a half day shooting a segment for Jeff’s Aquatic Adventures series.
Jeff had scheduled a few trips with us, only to have the weather put the kibosh on our plans. I guess even the weather guy has weather issues.
Richard is an energetic guy who lives not far from New York City and has done a lot of fishing in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. Jeff grew up in that area and has also put in a lot of time on charter boats and head boats. They both know their way around the deck of a fishing vessel.
We finally got out to the reef today, and one of my favorite snapper spots was kind to us. The guys landed several large, four-pound mangrove snapper. They threw back a ton of just shy of legal yellowtails.
Jeff was so enthralled with the mass of snapper in our chum slick, he wanted to get some underwater shots …
A native of Pennsylvania, Kyle was a newbie to fishing the Florida Keys. Even he got a yellowtail, although it had to be sent back.
Our deckhand, Jason Bell, and I joined in the fun too. I dropped a legal snapper to the bottom in the hopes of landing a grouper. What I hooked instead was a ten-foot lemon shark! That sucker wrestled with me for nearly an hour before we released it. Whew! Way more than any of us bargained for on a snapper trip to the reef!
Christy, Jason and I would like to thank Jeff and Richard for a fun morning of fishing. And Kyle for getting the whole thing on video.Capt. Chris Johnson SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida Keys 305-743-5305 SeaSquared@bellsouth.net Click to be redirected to our handy CONTACT FORM