Pre-Christmas getaway to the Florida Keys included a little fishing for the extended Hender family from New Jersey.
Matt Hender and his six-year-old daughter, Kara, shared the boat with grandparents, Peter and Susan Hender and Linda Copenhafer.
We fished the calm waters of Florida Bay and the crew caught and released a bunch of short gag grouper. They brought a load of Spanish mackerel and 15- to 16-inch mangrove snapper back to the dock to enjoy for dinner.
Little Kara held her own with the adults and put her fair share into the fish box!