During a four-week holiday in Marathon Florida Keys, Dr. Michael Scott treated his son, Luke, to a day of fishing with SeaSquared Charters.
The goal for today was to raise some sailfish. A couple of hours into it with no action, we decided to change strategy and head to the wrecks. Just as we were moving on, a sail free-jumped right at the side of the boat! No landing, but Mike and Luke at least got to see one up close.
We dropped on a wreck and the guys caught two very large mutton snapper. I then noticed a strained look on Luke’s face indicating he had something really big on his line. He did a great job wrestling the beast to the boat and only needed a little assistance at the end, when he was rewarded with an 80-pound amberjack!
To finish off the day, we stopped on a patch reef and added porgy to the day’s catch.
The amberjack will be smoked and packaged for the Scott family to enjoy back home in Cranleigh England.