Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Fishing the Everglades

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Mark and four buddies just returned from a three-day fishing trip in the Florida Everglades. Mark and Mike took all the pictures in this post. While they fished and traveled the channels, they saw many, many alligators like the one above.
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Mark fishing off the back of our boat.
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I really like the reflection in the water in this shot above.
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Along the canals there were iguanas resting in the trees.
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Mark driving his boat :O). It looks like a lot of fun and the scenery was beautiful.
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George had a fish on his line. This happened a lot. You'll have to read through to the end of the post to find out how many fish they caught in three days :O).
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Dan, this is George's son. He's a co-worker of Mark and Mike's.
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The scenery was beautiful.
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As you can see there were alligators everywhere, including the one swimming towards Mark.
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And a fun and adventurous trip comes to an end.
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I told you I'd tell you at the end of the post how many fish Mark, Mike, Bill, Dan, and George caught in three days - well they caught roughly 955 fish - and those were the keepers! That doesn't count the ones they had to throw back! All totaled they caught close to 2,000 fish!
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Those are some proud fellows right there! Hopefully they will be able to make this trip again next year. Remind me to tell you sometime about the fishing worms we raised in our kitchen for this trip - lol!

8 comments:

Wife and Mom said...

I love this post Alice. I am so glad they took the camera because I sort of feel like I took the trip with them.

OK--now I am dying to say this and you KNOW ME and that I mean it in the most appropriate way. Mark is so handsome and I never realized that he is that cute. (go ahead and tell him-I don't care!) Maybe it's the smile on his face when he is in his "element" but something about him shines in these photos. OK--let the crazy follow up comments begin by all of my nutty friends . . . .


:o)

Lisa Ann said...

Wow that's a lot fish! Great pictures!

Caseybumpinalong said...

Great pictures! I grew up in Florida and never knew we had wild iguanas there! Looks like they had a great trip.

Nana said...

Those are great pictures. I don't think "I" would personally like to share the water with such BIG alligators. But the scenery was beautiful and SO many fish. I am sure they had a great time.

Toni said...

looks like an amazing trip, and looks like you will have a freezer filled with some yummy fish.

Those gators where cool they are amazing animals and look quite peaceful in the photos.

Kelli said...

Great pictures and it looks like a fun trip! Those alligators are huge and look scary to me. :0)
~Kelli

mommy boo of two said...

My dad would be so jealous they caught that many fish! He just got back from a fishing trip where there had just been a lot of rain. So the water was too high to do any good fishing. Looks like they had a great trip :)

Better them than me with all those alligators (yikes).

sheila said...

My hubby likes to fish. I would make his day to be able to catch that many where we live. I hope you never had to clean them. LOL.



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