Oeana at the Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo: Testing for Mercury

Jaqueline Savitz>> Oceana came to the Alabama Deep Sea Rodeo because it was a great opportunity for us to sample a lot of different kinds of fish all in one place And it's a real win-win opportunity for us because the anglers are actually out there getting the fish for us, bringing them in to us, and we test them and we can provide the information back to them

And we're hoping to fill some data gaps here We're looking at some fish that haven't been sampled as frequently, that we don't have that much information on, and also looking at some fish that we do know a lot about that we think might be high in mercury and try to reinforce that data And once we do that, we hope that we can inform recreational anglers and fish in the gulf of mexico so that they can make informed choices about what they eat, what they feed their families, and maybe even what they go out looking for

How to Pick the Right Fishing Boat | Saltwater Fishing

"Hi, my name is Captain Layne Wagner of Hawk One Charters I've been a captain for over 40 years

I've fished all over the world and now I'm up here in Long Island, New York You can find me online at Hawk One Charters, wwwhawkonecharterscom I'll be talking to you today about saltwater fishing

The saltwater fishing there are three basic boats that I'm gonna discuss right now One is an inshore, bay flats boat, one is an offshore, near shore fishing boat and one is a deep sea fishing boat Now these boats can be interchangeable, but they each have their specific use The inshore bay flats boat goes in shore, shallow water fishing, back bays Then there's the near off shore which goes in deeper water, it's a little larger, a little stouter a little sturdier, able to take rougher water

Then you have your deep sea boat, thirty or more feet, tuna, sail fish, sword fish, deep sea fish So that's the basic three types of boats there are "

Bahamas Deep Sea Fishing for Rock Hind Grouper Mutton Snapper

bjbj <BLAIR> YOU ALWAYS NEED A PIECE OF SEAGUAR TO CHEW ON WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT ONE DENNIS? <GUIDE> SECRET BAIT

SQUID SANDWICH <BLAIR> A SQUID SANDWICH! <GUIDE> CAN T HURT, HUH? WE LL SEE WHAT WE CATCH WITH IT <BLAIR> WELCOME BACK FOLKS WE RE FISHING WITH CAPTAIN DENNIS NOW, WE VE GOT ONE OF HIS SPOTS THAT WE RE TRYING EARLIER TODAY WE WERE DOING CAPTAIN KEVIN COTE S NICE LITTLE DEEP DROP SPOTS AND THAT WAS SOMETHING I VE NEVER DONE BEFORE

THOSE ARE SOME AWESOME LOOKING FISH FROM DOWN DEEP WELL DENNIS, WHAT KIND OF TERRAIN IS THIS SPOT? IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY SPOT WE RE ON THERE S SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT, OR A LITTLE DEEPER OR A LITTLE SOMETHING GOING ON WHAT DO YOU HAVE HERE? <GUIDE> THIS HERE IS JUST MOSTLY ROCKY BOTTOM WHERE WE CATCH SOME GROUPER, SOMETIMES BIG GROUPER, BLACK GROUPER, RED GROUPER, ROCK HIND GROUPER, ALL KINDS OF GROUPER AND YELLOWTAIL SNAPPER SO WE LL SEE WHAT WE CAN GET CHUMMED UP <BLAIR> WE RE STILL KIND OF GETTING SOCKED IN, WE VE GOT THE SUN FIXING TO POP OUT ON US HERE, WE HOPE

WE MOVED TO ONE OF DENNIS FAVORITE SPOTS HERE AND HE S GOT A FISH GOING ON OVER THERE I THINK? FISH ON? <GUIDE>SOMETHING <BLAIR>SOMETHING ON <GUIDE>SOMETHING S STUCK ON IT IT S A LITTLE GROUPER STUCK ON SOMETHING <BLAIR>WHAT IS THAT A LITTLE SPECKLED HIND? <GUIDE>A BIG SPECKLED HIND

GOOD EATIN THOUGH <BLAIR>THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL GROUPER THERE HOW BIG DO THOSE GUYS GET? <GUIDE>THAT S A PRETTY BIG ONE PRETTY FISH <BLAIR>THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL FISH

<GUIDE>FOR THAT KIND OF GROUPER, IT S A PRETTY BIG ONE <BLAIR>THERE S JUST AMAZING FISH DOWN HERE <GUIDE>LOOK AT THE COLORS IN HIM, ALMOST LIKE AN ARTIST DID IT <BLAIR>THAT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, LOOKS LIKE IT WALKED RIGHT OUT OF ONE OF THOSE FAMOUS ARTIST S PAINTINGS <GUIDE>THE SPOTS THAT ARE ON HIM ARE INCREDIBLE

CAN YOU COUNT THEM ALL? (LAUGHTER) CAN T GET PAST FIVE CAN YA? <BLAIR> THAT WOULD BE A FUNNY LOOKING REDFISH WOULDN T IT? (LAUGHTER) THAT IS PRETTY COOL SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH HIM TONIGHT? <GUIDE>EITHER EAT HIM OR LET HIM GO, YOU CHOICE I SAY WE EAT HIM (LAUGHTER) <BLAIR>WELL I SAY WE EAT HIM WE VE GOT ABOUT FIFTEEN CREW MEMBERS WE BROUGHT OVER TO BIMINI WITH US SO

<GUIDE>FIFTEEN CREW MEMBERS, LET S SEE HE S GOING TO HAVE TO FIND SOME FRIENDS <BLAIR>I THINK WE RE GOING TO NEED A LITTLE MORE I VE GOT TO GET RE-RIGGED, Y ALL STAY TUNED I M GOING TO GET RE-RIGGED AND I M GOING TO CATCH ME ONE OF THEM THINGS WELL WHAT DENNIS HAS GOT US DOING HERE IS WE WENT OUT YESTERDAY AND WE GOT US SOME NICE BALLYHOO AND THEY BROUGHT ALONG A LOT OF BONITA FOR US TO CUT UP AND BASICALLY YOU WANT TO CUT THEM UP IN STRIPS TO MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE A BELLY OF A FISH AND JUST LET THEM DOWN AND HOPEFULLY A GROUPER AND A SNAPPER AND EVERYTHING ELSE DOWN THERE IS PRETTY HUNGRY AND THEY WILL EAT

SO DENNIS, IS THIS SIMILAR FISHING TO WHAT YOU DO IN MIAMI OR WHAT? <GUIDE>WE DO A LOT OF ANCHORING IN MIAMI, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS WE FISH MORE WRECKS THAN WE DO ROCKS AND STUFF LIKE THAT LIKE WE DO IN THE BAHAMAS IN MIAMI WE USE MORE LIVE BAIT BECAUSE THE POPULATION IN THE AREA IS SO MUCH SMALLER, YOU DON T HAVE <BLAIR> FROM WHAT I VE SEEN AROUND THESE ISLANDS THE LIVE BAIT IN MIAMI IS A LOT MORE THAN THE LIVE BAIT AROUND HERE

<GUIDE>(LAUGHTER) AH YEAH, <BLAIR>AT LEAST TO GO OUT AND CATCH <GUIDE>WE DO USE A LOT OF THE BIGGER CUBERAS WE VE CAUGHT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WITH PIECES OF BONITO LIKE WE RE USING NOW <BLAIR> OH, OH, OH, OH, COME ON I CAN T TELL IF YOU RE A TRIGGER OR A SNAPPER? HE S ON <GUIDE>YOU HOOKED UP? <BLAIR>HOOKED UP BABY! I DON T THINK THIS ONE S A TRIGGER FISH

WHAT DO WE GOT HERE? OH, OH, OH, OH, IT S A MUTTON FROM MUTTON NEEDS MUTTON! YOU GOTTA HAVE MUTTON! FIFTY FIVE FEET OF WATER, A MUTTON SNAPPER AND LOOK AT THAT, SOMEBODY ELSE LOST HIM TODAY, BECAUSE HE HAS A LINE STICKING OUT OF HIS MOUTH (LAUGHTER) PRETTY FISH, WHAT DO YOU SAY DENNIS? <DENNIS>THAT S WHAT WE CAME HERE FOR SOMETHING MORE LIKE THAT! <BLAIR>THAT IS A BEAUTY <GUIDE> MUTTON SNAPPER BEAUTIFUL FISH

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Deep Sea Fishing | Transportation From Orlando | Gulf of Mexico

Enjoy a 4-hour fishing tour into the Gulf of Mexico, at West Central Florida's most productive reef keep anything that surpasses regulated length and weight

Deep sea fishing for grouper and snapper is good most any time of year Others, such as kingfish, tuna, mackerel, dolphin and shark are caught seasonally as they migrate through the deep sea waters Upon returning to the dock, fish cleaning is available! Enjoy fishing offshore on the Gulf of Mexico It's where the fish are! Reserve your deep sea fishing trip today

Postcards from Home – Lady Fort Pierce Deep Sea Fishing, Part A

>> TOURISM HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MAJOR PART OF FLORIDA'S LEGACY, AND ST LUCIE COUNTY IS VERY MUCH A PART OF THAT TRADITION

BUT HAVE YOU EXPLORED ALL THAT ST LUCIE COUNTY HAS TO OFFER? FROM PROFESSIONAL SPORTING EVENTS TO PRISTINE WATERS AND SECLUDED ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVES, FROM MARINE EDUCATION CENTERS AND MUSEUMS, TO DIVERSE CULTURAL FESTIVALS, ST LUCIE COUNTY HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SO JOIN US AS WE VACATION IN OUR OWN BACKYARD AND SEND YOU POSTCARDS FROM HOME [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] >> HELLO, AND WELCOME TO POSTCARDS FROM HOME, A SHOW THAT HIGHLIGHTS ST

LUCIE COUNTY'S NATURAL AND CULTURAL TREASURES I'M YOUR HOST, ERICK GILL, AND EACH MONTH, WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF ST LUCIE COUNTY'S BEST-KNOWN PARKS, MUSEUMS AND NATURE PRESERVES, AS WELL AS HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF ITS BEST-KEPT SECRETS TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO WET A LINE AND HOPEFULLY REEL IN THE BIG ONE AS WE SET SAIL ON THE FORT PIERCE LADY WITH TWO LOCATIONS ON THE TREASURE COAST, THE LADY STUART DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTERS OFFERS BOTH PARTY BOAT FISHING FROM EITHER STUART OR FORT PIERCE

THE FORT PIERCE LADY IS A SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE 70-FOOT FISHING BOAT DOCKED AT FISHERMAN'S WARF, JUST OFF OF SEAWAY DRIVE, BEFORE YOU CROSS OVER ONTO THE SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND IT'S THE CLOSEST FISHING BOAT TO SOME OF THE BEST FISHING GROUNDS IN THE STATE OFFERING BOTH FULL AND HALF-DAY TRIPS, THE FORT PIERCE LADY OFFERS FREE FISHING GEAR, TACKLE AND BAIT, FISH CLEANING SERVICE, AN ENCLOSED AIR-CONDITIONED AREA, A LARGE CANOPIED UPPER DECK, AND A LIGHT GALLEY WITH BEVERAGES AND SNACKS SO, BEFORE WE TAKE OFF ON OUR FIVE-HOUR FISHING TRIP, LET'S GO MEET CAPTAIN DAVID KNIGHT, WHO WILL TELL US MORE ABOUT THE CAST AND CREW OF THE FORT PIERCE LADY WELL, CAPT

DAVE, THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE AT THE DOCK AND LATER ON, YOU'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO TAKE ME OUT FISHING BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT TO TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LADY STUART YOU GUYS, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? >> UM, EIGHT YEARS EIGHT YEARS NOW, YEAH

>> AND I SAID LADY STUART NOW, THE BOAT RECENTLY CHANGED NAMES TO THE FORT PIERCE LADY, AND YOU STILL HAVE THE LADY STUART DOWN IN STUART >> THAT'S RIGHT YEAH, THIS IS NOW THE FORT PIERCE LADY WHEN WE MOVED TO CITY MARINA, THE CITY SORT OF WANTED US TO, YOU KNOW, ASSOCIATE US WITH FORT PIERCE, SO WE HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THAT

>> AND PRIOR TO THAT, YOU ALL WERE JUST A LITTLE NORTH OF HERE >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT, JUST UP THE ROAD ABOUT A MILE >> YEAH, WELL THAT SAVES YOU A LITTLE BIT OF FUEL NOW YOU'RE CLOSER >> ACTUALLY, YEAH IT IS, AND I LIKE THIS SPOT, IT'S REAL NICE YEAH, WE'RE VERY HAPPY HERE

>> YEAH NOW, TALK A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE I DIVE OFF THESE SHORES ONCE IN A WHILE, AND THE FISHING HERE IS NICE 'CAUSE IT'S STILL A LITTLE UNDISCOVERED >> THAT'S RIGHT THAT'S THE BEST THING ABOUT FORT PIERCE IS THAT THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF BOATS THAT FISH HERE PLUS, WE HAVE TO GO OUT 14 MILES TO GET TO THE DEEPER REEFS, MORE NATURAL REEFS

AND THE SMALLER BOATS, LIKE YOUR 18-FOOTERS, 12, 20-FOOTERS AREN'T GOING TO GO OUT THAT DEEP, IF IT'S A LITTLE BUMPY, SO WE DON'T SEE A WHOLE LOT OF BOATS OUT THERE LIKE WE DO IN STUART >> SURE >> AND THE FISHING IS VERY GOOD HERE, SO, YEAH, IT'S BEEN GREAT >> I'M SURE IT VARIES FROM WEEK TO WEEK, FROM MONTH TO MONTH, BUT WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT TO CATCH WHEN THEY GO OUT? >> UM, WE GO FOR SNAPPER, SEA BASS, TRIGGERFISH, PORGIES

WE GET GROUPER, WE'LL CATCH COBIA, KINGFISH, LOVE TO SEE THE MAHI'S, WE GET THOSE QUITE OFTEN THAT'S THE BULK OF WHAT WE CATCH, BUT YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW I MEAN, WE'VE PULLED UP SEA TURTLES >> YEAH, YEAH >> OCTOPUS, YOU JUST NEVER KNOW

>> SURE >> IT'S KIND OF WHAT'S FUN ABOUT THIS BUSINESS IS THAT EVERY TRIP'S DIFFERENT, EVERY FISH IS DIFFERENT EVERY TRIP, YOU KNOW, BRINGS SOMETHING NEW >> SURE, YEAH AND IT'S ABOUT A 70-FOOT BOAT? >> YEAH, UH OVERALL 70-FOOT, YEAH

>> AND ABOUT HOW MANY PASSENGERS CAN YOU TAKE OUT? BECAUSE I KNOW THE COAST GUARD, AMERICANS KEEP GETTING BIGGER, SO THEY CHANGE THE REGULATIONS AS FAR AS HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN GO OUT IN THE BOAT >> YEAH, THEY'RE CHANGING THAT, BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO AFFECT US, BECAUSE OUR LICENSE IS FOR 90 >> OKAY >> FOR OFFSHORE THREE MILES IN, WE CAN PUT 150 ON

>> OH WOW >> NOW, FISHING-WISE, WE NEVER PUT 150 PEOPLE WE'LL LIMIT IT TO ABOUT 45 PEOPLE SOMETIMES 50 IF WE HAVE A LOT OF KIDS

>> YEAH >> IF WE BRING OUT A GROUP AND IT'S A COMPANY, YOU KNOW, AND THEY WANT TO BRING OUT 80 PEOPLE, WE CAN DO THAT >> SURE >> BUT THEY ARE GOING LOWER EVERYBODY'S LICENSE BY I DON'T KNOW, THERE'S A FORMULA I THINK WE'LL PROBABLY LOSE MAYBE TEN PEOPLE BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO AFFECT US AT ALL, AT ALL, NAH >> BUT IT IS A COAST GUARD REGULATED VESSEL, SO, YOU HAVE TO KNOW IT'S A SAFE, YOU GUYS GOT ALL YOUR LIFEJACKETS AND

>> INSPECTED TWICE A YEAR WELL, ONCE A YEAR FOR SAFETY AND ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS, THEY DO A HULL INSPECTION SO YEAH, THEY, YOU KNOW, ALL THE LIFE JACKETS, BUT WE WOULD DO THAT ANYWAY

>> SURE >> WE'RE VERY SAFETY CONSCIOUS, YEAH >> AND I THINK ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF GOING OUT ON A CHARTER IS YOU KNOW, IN ADDITION TO, I MEAN, YOU GUYS PROVIDE RODS, REELS AND BAIT BUT YOU ALSO, YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT THE REGULATIONS ARE, 'CAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE THAT CHANGES ALMOST LIKE THE WEATHER FROM MONTH TO MONTH THESE DAYS OF WHAT YOU CAN KEEP AND WHAT THE BAG LIMIT IS AND SIZE LIMIT >> WELL, YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT, WE, WE CONSTANTLY UPLOADING OR DOWNLOADING THE NEW REGULATIONS

AND YOU KNOW, THE MAIN THING THAT PEOPLE LIKE IS THAT, LIKE, YOU CAN SEE THEIR FISH ARE BEING CLEANED NOW AND SO >> THAT'S ALWAYS MY LEAST FAVORITE PART I LIKE SPEAR FISHING, BUT I HATE HAVING TO CLEAN 'EM >> AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO CLEAN THE BOAT >> YEAH, THAT'S TRUE TOO

>> RIGHT AND UH, THE POLE, THE BAIT, EVERYTHING'S INCLUDED, SO >> YEAH AND UH, NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A LICENSE, RIGHT? >> NO >> WHEN THEY GO OUT WITH YOU, THEY'RE COVERED BY YOUR LICENSE

>> NO, WE HAVE UH, STATE AND FEDERAL LICENSES THAT COVER UM, ALL THE FISH THAT WE CATCH IN THIS AREA, ALL THE PELAGICS, SNAPPER, GROUPER UM, SO YEAH, WE'RE COVERED FOR EVERYBODY ON THE BOAT >> GREAT NOW, DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY DEALS SET UP WITH RESTAURANTS? IF I GO OUT AND CATCH A NICE SIZED SNAPPER, YOU GUYS FILET IT FOR ME, I CAN TAKE IT SOMEWHERE? >> YEAH, RIGHT THERE, 12A BUOY WILL DO IT RIGHT THERE >> NICE

>> YESTERDAY, ZACK CAUGHT A 15-POUND GROUPER, WENT OVER THERE, AND THEY MADE GROUPER BITES AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WERE IN THERE EATING THEM ALL NIGHT >> NICE, IT DOESN'T GET ANY FRESHER THAN THAT >> YEAH, YOU GET A POTATO AND A SIDE, I THINK IT'S – DON'T QUOTE ME, $800 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

BUT YEAH, THEY'LL COOK IT UP FOR YOU >> GREAT, GOOD NOW >> THERE'S A FEW RESTAURANTS THAT WILL ACTUALLY DO THAT >> I KNOW, CHUCK'S, I THINK, OVER ON THE BEACH DOES IT TOO, SO YEAH AND YOU GUYS RUN FULL DAY AND HALF-DAY TRIPS? >> THAT'S RIGHT, YEAH WE DO SEVEN-HOUR TRIPS, WHICH WOULD BE THE FULL DAYS, FROM 9:00 TO 4:00 THOSE ARE TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

OUR FIVE-HOUR TRIPS ARE MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY AND SUNDAY AND THOSE GO OUT FROM 8:00 TO 1:00, IN SEASON, WHEN IT'S BUSY >> SURE >> WHICH IS NOT IN-SEASON RIGHT NOW WE'LL HAVE AN AFTERNOON TRIP FROM 1:30 TO 6:30

AND WE WILL DO AN AFTERNOON TRIP NOW, IF WE GET ENOUGH PEOPLE SOMETIMES WE JUST DON'T, YOU KNOW, THE MORNING PRETTY MUCH WE ALWAYS DO EVERY MORNING, BUT THE AFTERNOONS ARE SORT OF TOUGH TO BOOK UNTIL THE SPRING BREAK OR CHRISTMAS VACATION, SUMMER VACATION, TIMES LIKE THAT, YEAH >> NOW, YOU MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT CORPORATE PARTIES SO GROUPS CAN COME IN AND RENT THE WHOLE BOAT? AND I SAW YOU EVEN DO THEM FOR, UM, ASHES AT SEA >> THAT'S RIGHT

YEAH, WE DID ONE THIS WEEK >> OH WOW >> YEAH, WE'LL USUALLY SCHEDULE THEM FOR AFTER THE UH, AFTER A TRIP WE'LL TAKE PEOPLE OUT THREE MILES AND ANCHOR UP AND IT'S ACTUALLY A NICE CEREMONY WHEN THE ASHES ARE SCATTERED, IT CREATES A PLUME

PEOPLE THROW THE FLOWERS DOWN AND SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR LOVED ONE IT'S ACTUALLY QUITE NICE >> THAT'S HOW I WANT TO GO I TOLD MY WIFE THAT I SAID, WHY PUT ME IN THE, I'D RATHER BE FED TO THE FISH THAN THE WORMS

>> EXACTLY, YOU'RE PART OF THE– BACK TO THE OCEAN >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY >> IT'S ACTUALLY A REALLY NICE WAY TO GO I'VE, PEOPLE HAVE COME OFF THE BOAT AND WE ALWAYS GET BIG HUGS AND THANK YOU'S, AND YEAH, IT'S ALWAYS NICE, NICE >> AND IN THE VESSEL ITSELF, THERE'S PLENTY OF ROOM, BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT THE DECK UPSTAIRS AND EVEN DOWNSTAIRS

SO, YOU KNOW, EVEN– SO IT'S A FISHING BOAT, I'M SURE, IT SERVES THAT PURPOSE WELL FOR, FOR CEREMONIES >> RIGHT, YEAH, IT'S A VERY COMFORTABLE BOAT TAKES THE SEAS VERY WELL >> YES >> AND THE SALON, I THINK, IS NICE INSIDE, CLEAN BATHROOMS

>> YEAH AND UH, NOW I'M SURE ONCE IN A WHILE THE SEAS GET A LITTLE ROUGH DO YOU GET A LOT OF PEOPLE GET SEASICK ON THIS THING? >> UM, WE'VE NEVER HAD ANYBODY GET SEASICK (LAUGHS) NO, YEAH, OF COURSE >> SURE

>> ONCE IN A WHILE, PEOPLE DO, BUT IF THEY WOULD– AND IF YOU'RE LISTENING, TAKE BONINE THE NIGHT BEFORE OR DRAMAMINE THE NIGHT BEFORE TAKE A SEASICK PILL JUST BEFORE YOU GO TO BED AND THEN TAKE ONE A HOUR BEFORE THE TRIP, YOU'LL BE FINE I HAVE REGULARS ON THE BOAT THAT COME ON THE BOAT ALL THE TIME, THEY ARE PRONE TO SEASICKNESS, BUT IF THEY TAKE THE PILL, THEY'RE FINE YEAH, REALLY >> SO WHEN THEY SIGN UP, WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE BRING? I MEAN, YOU'RE WELCOME, I'M SURE, TO BRING YOUR OWN RODS AND REELS, BUT YOU GUYS HAVE THAT STOCKED

I WOULD THINK SUNSCREEN OR? >> SUNSCREEN, YOU KNOW, COMFORTABLE SHOES A LOT OF PEOPLE WALK BAREFOOT

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS TO STUB YOUR TOES ON ON THE BOAT, SO, I'D RECOMMEND REGULAR SHOES, SNEAKERS, UH, ANYTHING LIKE THAT UM, FLIP-FLOPS ARE FINE JUST COMFORTABLE, JUST COME COMFORTABLE IF YOU CAN REMEMBER, BRING A LITTLE RAG TO WIPE YOUR HANDS ON WE DO HAVE RUNNING WATER, BUT AS YOU'RE FISHING, YOU'LL WANT TO WIPE YOUR HANDS

>> YEAH, YEAH >> WE DO NOT PROVIDE PAPER TOWELS, JUST BECAUSE IF THEY GET FLUSHED DOWN THE HEADS, THEN >> IT CLOGS IT UP

>> AND WE HAVE A PROBLEM >> AND YOU DON'T WANT THEM BLOWING OVERBOARD EITHER, INTO THE OCEAN >> NO, SO WE, WE TRY TO STAY AWAY FROM THE PAPER TOWELS >> UNDERSTOOD AND UH, NOW SNACKS

DO PEOPLE BRING THEIR OWN COOLER? I KNOW YOU SERVE DRINKS AND EVERYTHING ON THE BOAT >> YEAH, WE HAVE WATER, SODA, CHIPS EVERYTHING'S A DOLLAR, BUT DEFINITELY WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN WE ARE NOT IN THE FOOD BUSINESS I WAS AT ONE TIME, AND WE ARE NOT IN THE FOOD BUSINESS

>> SURE >> YEAH, WE USED TO DO HOT DOGS AND SANDWICHES, BUT NOW IT'S NOT >> NOW AS FAR AS AGE LIMITS, I CAN BRING MY FIVE YEAR OLD OUT? >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY FIVE YEAR OLDS ARE FREE >> OKAY

>> FIVE AND UNDER ARE FREE UM, AND WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT'LL BRING THEIR KIDS, DROP 'EM OFF, THEY GO FISHING FOR THE DAY

>> IT'S A CHEAP BABYSITTING SERVICE >> YEAH, 11, 12 YEAR OLDS, 13, 14, YOU CAN BRING 'EM, DROP 'EM OFF TO GO FISHING WE HAVE A LOT OF DAY CAMPS THAT BRING THEIR KIDS WIVES, LOTS OF CHURCH GROUPS, A LOT OF THINGS LIKE THAT >> YEAH, EVEN SENIORS GET OUT THERE TOO? >> SENIORS, SENIORS GET A $5

00 DISCOUNT IF YOU'RE 60 OR OLDER, YOU'RE, YOU GET $500 BUCKS OFF SO, OF, INSTEAD OF $40, IT WOULD BE $35 AND INSTEAD OF $50, IT WOULD BE $45 SO SAVE A LITTLE BUT YEAH, WE GET A LOT OF SENIORS

>> I'M SURE THEY'RE THE ONES THAT CAN GO OUT ALL DAY >> THAT'S RIGHT, AND THEY LOVE TO FISH >> YEAH >> AND WE DEFINITELY WELCOME SENIORS

>> GREAT NOW, IF PEOPLE WANT TO FIND OUT MORE AND RESERVE TIMES, I'M SURE THAT YOU GUYS HAVE A WEBSITE, BUT I KNOW YOU ALSO HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE TOO, WHICH IS PROBABLY AN INTERESTING WAY TO INTERACT WITH FOLKS >> I LOVE THE FACEBOOK PAGE IT'S, YEAH, IT JUST GIVES, WE DOWNLOAD PICTURES OF EVERY TRIP JUST TYPE IN FORT PIERCE LADY IN FACEBOOK SEARCH ENGINE, IT'LL COME UP

YOU CAN CHECK OUT WHAT WE CAUGHT I DO VIDEOS, PICTURES, I WRITE A LITTLE REPORT FOR ME, IT'S GREAT, BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE THE BEST MEMORY IN THE WORLD >> SURE, SURE >> I CAN GO BACK A MONTH OR TWO, AND "OH YEAH, I REMEMBER THAT TRIP, YEAH, I REMEMBER THAT FISH

" IT'S JUST FUN PEOPLE, PEOPLE COMMUNICATE WITH US THEY'LL MAKE RESERVATIONS ON FACEBOOK OR ASK QUESTIONS OR COMMENT AND UH, IT'S JUST A LOT OF FUN, I REALLY ENJOY THAT >> AND IT PROBABLY GIVES THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRAG A LITTLE BIT

"HEY, LOOK WHAT I CAUGHT" >> THAT'S RIGHT, AND THEY LOVE SEEING THEIR PICTURES I'VE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT FRIEND US HAVE THE PICTURE THAT I HAVE TAKEN OF THEM ON THE BOAT AS THEIR PROFILE PICTURE NOW >> OH, OKAY >> SO, I GET THAT A LOT, WHICH IS REALLY COOL

I LIKE THAT, YEAH AND OUR WEBSITE, OBVIOUSLY, YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT AND THEY GIVE YOU ALL THE TIMES, LADYSTUARTCOM FORTPIERCELADY >> YEAH, AND THEN, HOW, HOW DIFFERENT IS IT BETWEEN THE TWO, THE FORT PIERCE LOCATION AND THE STUART LOCATION? BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IT'S THE SAME OCEAN, BUT I KNOW DIVING, SOMETIMES, THE CONDITIONS CAN BE DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT, NORTH AND SOUTH

>> RIGHT WELL, NUMBER ONE, WE OWN BOTH BOATS, AND SO THEY'RE RUN EXACTLY THE SAME I ACTUALLY AM CAPTAIPTAIN ON BOTH BOATS I'LL RUN A COUPLE TRIPS THERE A WEEK AND A COUPLE TRIPS HERE A WEEK AS FAR AS FISHING, IT'S, IT'S SIMILAR

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, THERE'S A LITTLE LESS PRESSURE HERE, LESS BOATS FISHING, AND I THINK THERE'S SOME MORE REEF HERE THAN THERE IS THERE DOWN THERE, THERE'S MORE ARTIFICIAL REEF >> YEAH >> BUT WHEN THE FISHING'S GOOD DOWN THERE, IT'S GREAT THE SAME THING HERE

BUT ON A CONSISTENT BASIS, I'D HAVE TO SAY THAT FORT PIERCE IS, IS PROBABLY JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER FISHING >> WHAT'S, WHAT'S THE MOST UNUSUAL THING YOU'VE SEEN PEOPLE PULL UP OUT OF THE WATER HERE? >> WE HAD, UH, LAST YEAR, I THINK IT WAS LAST YEAR, WE HAD A WHALE SHARK COME RIGHT UP TO THE BOAT >> WOW >> I MEAN, I HAD TO PUT THE BOAT IN NEUTRAL, BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT TO CHOP, YOU KNOW, CUT IT WITH THE PROPS THAT WAS REALLY COOL

WE'VE HAD WHALES SWIM RIGHT BY US OBVIOUSLY, FOR ME, ME, ONE OF THE COOLEST CREATURES IN THE OCEAN IS AN OCTOPUS, YOU KNOW, AND WHEN THEY, WHEN YOU PUT THEM ON THE DECK, THEY JUST SORT OF CRAWL OFF AND THEY GOT THE BIG HEAD AND THEY LOOK LIKE ALIENS >> YEAH, YEAH >> UM, WELL, I JUST

WE'VE HAD WAHOO'S SWIM BY AND JUMP WE SEE DOLPHIN ALL THE TIME, ALL THE TIME A REALLY NEAT CREATURE IS THE LEATHERBACK TURTLE

THEY GET UP, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY POUNDS, BUT THEY'RE THE LARGEST TURTLE IN THE WORLD THEY HAVE HEADS THIS WIDE, I MEAN, THE BODIES ARE MASSIVE THEY'VE GOT TO BE AT LEAST A THOUSAND POUNDS >> YEAH >> AND WHEN THEY GET CLOSE TO THE BOAT, THAT'S, THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO SEE, I'D SAY

>> ANY SUNFISH? THOSE ARE THE WEIRDEST, THOSE ARE WEIRDEST LOOKING THINGS, IF YOU'RE EVER ON THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN AND SEE THOSE >> YEAH, THE FLYING WINGS, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, WE DO, WE GET THOSE ONCE IN A WHILE NEVER HOOKED ON, THOUGH >> YEAH >> NO

WE'LL SEE 'EM COME UP TO THE BOAT >> YEAH, I THINK THEY'RE SOMETIMES AROUND THE SURFACE, BUT >> YEAH, BY THE INLET WE'LL SEE 'EM, YEAH

>> WELL DAVE, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TELL US ABOUT THE BOAT BEFORE WE ACTUALLY HEAD OUT TO SEA AND SEE WHAT I CAN CATCH? >> WELL, UM, THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS, YOU KNOW, WE LOVE IT HERE IN FORT PIERCE AND THE ONLY THING THAT WE CAN GUARANTEE IS THAT WE ALWAYS TRY OUR BEST WE ALWAYS GIVE YOU A 100% I THINK WE HAVE PROBABLY THE BEST CREW, I THINK, IN FLORIDA, YOU KNOW, FROM WHAT I'VE SEEN I DON'T HAVE ANY TURNOVER, THE GUYS HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR YEARS, EIGHT YEARS, TEN YEARS, FIVE YEARS, SO THEY JUST LOVE WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND WE REALLY ENJOY IT

AND IT'S A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE DAY >> ABSOLUTELY WELL, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE ON SOME FISHING, RIGHT? >> YES, LET'S GO GET 'EM >> ALRIGHT

DON'T GO ANYWHERE, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'RE GOING TO PUT SOME BAIT ON A HOOK AND SEE WHAT WE CAN CATCH

Postcards from Home, Fort Pierce Lady Deep Sea Fishing, Part B

[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC] >> WELCOME BACK TO POSTCARDS FROM HOME I'M YOUR HOST, ERICK GILL

EARLIER IN THE SHOW, WE WERE TALKING WITH CAPTAIN DAVID KNIGHT OF THE FORT PIERCE LADY, AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT FISHING IN FORT PIERCE, BUT NOW INSTEAD OF JUST TALKING ABOUT IT, HE'S GOING TO TAKE US OUT TO THE INLET AND SEE WHAT WE CAN CATCH ONCE EVERYONE HAD BOARDED THE BOAT AND FOUND A PLACE TO SETTLE IN, CAPTAIN PULLED OFF THE DOCK AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF AND HEADED THE FORT PIERCE LADY EAST AT THE FORT PIERCE INLET >> AS THE BOAT CRUISED THROUGH THE CAUSEWAY, THE DECKHANDS JUMPED TO WORK, PULLING OUT RODS AND REELS AND LINING THEM UP THE SIDE OF THE RAILS, SO THAT THEY WERE READY FOR ACTION >> WHERE'S MY GROUPER? [BOAT MOTOR] >> THEY ALSO BEGAN TO SLICE UP SEVERAL POUNDS OF SQUIDD AND PLACING THE PIECES IN THE BUCKETS, WHICH WERE GENEROUSLY PLACED BESIDES THE RODS AND REELS [BOAT MOTOR] >> ALRIGHT, WE JUST PULLED OUT OF THE INLET, WE'RE ON OUR WAY OUT TO THE REEF AND COLE'S GOING TO GIVE ME A LESSON ON HOW TO USE THIS THING, BECAUSE I'M REALLY USED TO SPEAR FISHING, JUST PULL THE BAND BACK AND PULL THE TRIGGER

SO, HOPEFULLY HE CAN TEACH ME HOW TO USE THIS THING HERE >> IT'S REAL SIMPLE WE'RE HEADED TO THE REEF, IT'S BASICALLY A STRUCTURE ON THE BOTTOM YOU JUST WANT TO DROP THESE SINKERS STRAIGHT DOWN TO IT THE FIRST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS POP A PIECE OF BAIT ON YOUR HOOK, WE'RE STARTING WITH SQUID

PUT A PIECE OF SQUID ON YOUR HOOK, MAKE SURE YOUR HOOK POINT IS STICKING OUT OF THE BAIT EACH TIME YOU BAIT IT IF THAT HOOK POINT'S NOT EXPOSED, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO HOOK ANY FISH >> NOW, ARE YOU GOING TO HOOK IT FOR ME, SO I DON'T PUT MY THUMB THROUGH IT? >> WE MIGHT GET A THUMB STUCK OR SOMETHING >> OKAY >> NO BIG DEAL

>> ALRIGHT >> TAKE YOUR LEFT THUMB AND LAY IT ON THE BACK OF THE REEL, RIGHT ON THE SPOOL WITH THE OTHER HAND, YOU CAN LIFT THIS LEVER AND LET YOUR SINKER DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AS YOU'RE LETTING IT OUT, YOU CAN USE YOUR THUMB AS A BRAKE HERE, IT'S GOING TO ACT LIKE A BRAKE IT SLOWS IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT AND KEEPS FROM TANGLING UP ON YA

ONCE THAT SINKER HITS THE BOTTOM, YOU CLOSE THIS LEVER BACK AND YOU'RE READY TO START FISHING >> AND THAT'S WHERE I'M GOING TO CATCH THAT COBIA, RIGHT? >> RIGHT HOPEFULLY, YOU WILL GET LUCKY AND CATCH A COBIA >> ALRIGHT >> WHEN YOU START FISHING, KEEP YOUR THUMB UP HERE ON THE LINE, IT'S GOING TO HELP YOU FEEL THE BITES A LITTLE BETTER

THE MAIN TWO KEYS YOU'RE GONNA WANT TO REMEMBER IS A RULE OF THUMB, KEEP IT HERE ON THE BACK OF THE SPOOL WHEN YOU'RE LOWERING IT DOWN AND FISH WITH YOUR SINKER, RIGHT ON THE BOTTOM OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S REAL SIMPLE WE'LL HELP YOU GUYS GET STARTED AND YOU SHOULD GET THE HANG OF IT AS SOON AS WE GET OUT THERE >> EXCELLENT >> THE LAST THING TO REMEMBER IS THIS LITTLE BLACK SWIVEL HERE

>> YEAH? >> EACH TIME YOU'RE WINDING UP, BASICALLY WHEN THAT SINKER GETS TO THE WATERLINE, IF YOU LIFT STRAIGHT UP WHEN YOUR ROD'S UP, THE SINKER SHOULD COME TO YOUR HANDS >> YEP >> TAKE A WRAP AROUND YOUR HANDLE AND THAT'S HOW YOU STICK 'EM IN THE HOLDERS YOU JUST DON'T WANT TO WIND THESE SWIVELS UP TO THE TIP >> ALRIGHT

>> GOOD LUCK GUYS, LET'S CATCH SOME FISH >> AFTER A RELAXING RIDE ROUGHLY TEN MILES OFF SHORE, THE CREW OF THE FORT PIERCE LADY DROPPED ANCHOR ALONG SIDE A NATURAL REEF ABOUT 80 FEET BELOW THE BOAT, AND THE 30-PLUS PASSENGERS ON BOARD BEGAN TO FISH, INCLUDING MYSELF >> YEAH, I THINK I GOT SOME I ACTUALLY THINK I CAUGHT A FISH WE'LL SEE

UH OH, I JUST LOST MY LINE LET'S SEE HERE >> I DON'T KNOW, IT FEELS LIKE I GOT SOMETHING LET'S SEE, I DON'T KNOW >> YEAH, I GOT SOMETHING, MIKE, I GOT SOMETHING

I DON'T KNOW IF HE'S A KEEPER, THOUGH LET'S SEE >> PROBABLY NOT UP, THERE YOU GO, MIKE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR YOU? FISH ON! OOH, I CAN STILL, I CAN STILL GET THE BAIT OUT OF THAT, WE CAN REUSE THAT BAIT

I DON'T THINK HE'S A KEEPER LET'S SEE HERE WHOA, BUDDY IT'S ALRIGHT, RELAX HE SWALLOWED THAT WHOLE THING, LOOK AT THAT

OH, NOW YOU'RE CLOSING UP ON ME LOOK AT IT, LOOK, YOU CAN SEE HE GOT THE WHOLE THING IN THERE >> HOLD HIM UP, HOLD HIM UP >> HE GOT THE WHOLE THING WHOLE CAN I GET IT BACK OUT OF HIS GUT? I PROBABLY SHOULD CALL ONE OF THE PROFESSIONALS IN HERE TO DO THIS

LOOK, CAN I GET IT OUT? >> SHOULD I ASK FOR HELP? >> FISH ON >> FISH ON! >> A LOT OF SEA BASS ON THIS BOAT I WANT THE BIG STUFF, I WANT THE AJ'S >> THAT'S A NICE LOOKING BASS YOU GOT THERE, ERICK >> WELL, THANK YOU, SIR

I THINK I CAN SALVAGE THIS BAIT TOO, WE CAN PULL IT RIGHT OUT OF HIS MOUTH >> THAT'S A BASS FISH REMOVAL SERVICE (LAUGHS) >> LOOK AT THAT >> IS THIS YOUR FIRST KEEPER, GUY? >> YEAH, IF YOU TELL ME IT IS A KEEPER, YEAH >> YOU CAN KEEP HIM

THROW YOU IN HERE YOU GUYS ARE NO MARK IN THE BOW COOLER >> ALRIGHT, LOOK AT THAT, I GOT A KEEPER AND I CAN RE-USE MY BAIT LOOK AT THAT ALRIGHT

THE LIMIT'S FIVE, LET'S SEE IF I CAN GO FOR THE BAG LIMIT HERE TODAY ALRIGHT, I'M GETTING BLOODY TODAY >> I THINK THE BOW'S THE LUCKY SPOT DON'T TELL ANYBODY ALRIGHT, THIS, THIS, SEE THIS RIGHT HERE, MIKE? SEE THIS RIGHT HERE? SEE ALL THAT NASTINESS RIGHT THERE? THIS IS WHY I DO SPEAR FISHING, BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE THE LINES TO GET ALL TANGLED UP

THIS IS WHY I'M NOT A GOOD FISHERMAN I SHOULD PROBABLY LET THAT OUT I SHOULD PROBABLY CALL ONE OF MY DECK HANDS HERE TO HELP ME OUT HERE OH, OH YES

THERE WE GO, ALRIGHT NOW, I'VE GOT IT, NOW I'VE GOT IT FIXED THE BOAT'S A-ROCKING, DON'T COME A-KNOCKING >> SECOND FISH, SECOND FISH OF THE DAY LOOK AT THE ROD BENDING

I THINK THIS IS A BIG ONE I GOT A GOOD– LOOK AT THAT, LOOK AT THAT I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE THIS IS GOING TO BE A SNAPPER, HERE NAH, MAYBE NOT

IT'S A LONG WAY UP FROM THE BOTTOM, MY FRIEND >> LET'S SEE, LET'S SEE WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR OH, ANOTHER SEA BASS OH, THIS IS A MONSTER LOOK AT THIS

FISH ON! >> YOU GOT IT, BUDDY >> WHOO HOO >> SOMEBODY CAN HAVE MINE >> I'LL JUST PUT HIM IN THERE WITH NO MARK >> YEAH, THAT'S WHAT HE SAID, NO MARK HEY, HE TOOK MY BAIT (LAUGHS) LOOK AT THAT, TWO FOR THE DAY, TWO DOWN TWO DOWN, THREE TO GO, RIGHT? >> WHOA, THERE WE GO, A LITTLE ROCKIN'

>> WHAT DO YOU CALL WITH ONE EYE MISSING? >> I DON'T KNOW >> "FSH" >> "FSH" THAT'S A GOOD JOKE >> TURN THE HANDLE >> WHOA, NO WONDER >> FISH ON YOU

>> GOT TWO ON >> YEAH, BE RIGHT THERE, GUYS >> DIVE DOWN THERE AND GET ME A BAIT >> A LITTLE RED >> COME ON, GUYS

>> JUST LET GO, OHH! >> OHH, NICE! >> WHILE SEA BASS CERTAINLY WAS THE CATCH OF THE DAY, THERE WERE PLENTY OF OTHER FISH IN THE SEA, INCLUDING THIS GROUPER, WHICH WAS JUST SHY OF THE SIZE LIMIT >> YEAH, HE'S SHORT >> TRIGGERFISH WERE ALSO PUTTING UP A FIGHT FROM THE BOTTOM, BUT EVERYONE WAS ANGLING FOR THAT HALF A DOZEN LARGE COBIA THAT WERE CIRCLING THE BOAT, JUST A FEW FEET BELOW THE SURFACE >> I GOT IT >> BACK UP FOR ME, GUYS

EVERYBODY BACK UP! >> WATCH OUT! >> THERE YOU GO, NICE >> TWO LUCKY ANGLERS ON BOARD WERE ABLE TO REEL IN 20 POUNDERS BEFORE THE END OF THE TRIP [BOAT MOTOR] >> BY LOOKING AT THE CONTENTS IN THE COOLER, EVERYONE ON THE BOAT SEEMED TO CATCH SOMETHING, INCLUDING A FEW SNAPPERS >> BEAUTIFUL FISH THIS IS A VERMILION SNAPPER

ONCE AGAIN, A TRIGGERFISH AND ALL THE SEA BASS YOU WANT >> I ONLY ENDED UP WITH TWO LEGAL SEA BASS AND AN UNDERSIZED AMBERJACK, WHICH DIDN'T GET CAUGHT ON TAPE, BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME, BOTH OF MY CAMERAMEN NEVER FOUND THEIR SEA LEGS IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A HASSLE-FREE DAY OUT ON THE WATER, CATCH A SNAPPER, GROUPER, TRIGGERFISH, SEA BASS AND OTHER SPECIES, BE SURE TO BOOK A TRIP OUT ON THE FORT PIERCE LADY WITH TWO LOCATIONS ON THE TREASURE COAST, THE LADY STUART DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTERS OFFERS PARTY BOAT FISHING FROM EITHER STUART OR FORT PIERCE THE FORT PIERCE LADY IS A SPACIOUS AND COMFORTABLE 70-FOOT FISHING BOAT DOCKED AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF OFF OF SEAWAY DRIVE, JUST BEFORE YOU CROSS OVER THE CAUSEWAY ONTO SOUTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND

IT'S THE CLOSEST PARTY BOAT TO SOME OF THE BEST FISHING GROUNDS IN THE STATE DOWN SOUTH, THE LADY STUART IS LOCATED AT HUTCHINSON ISLAND MARRIOTT RESORT AND MARINA, WHICH IS JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM THE ST LUCIE INLET OFFERING BOTH FULL AND HALF-DAY TRIPS, THE FORT PIERCE LADY OFFERS FREE FISHING GEAR, TACKLE AND BAIT, FISH CLEANING SERVICE, AN ENCLOSED AIR-CONDITIONED AREA, A LARGE CANOPIED UPPER DECK AND A LIGHT GALLEY WITH BEVERAGES AND SNACKS RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND FISHING TRIPS START AS LOW AS $30 FOR CHILDREN, AND $40 FOR ADULTS FOR A HALF OF DAY AT SEA

THE BOAT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR LARGE CORPORATE EVENTS OR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LADY STUART FISHING, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT LADYSTUARTCOM OR CALL THE STAFF AT 888-LADY-788 THAT'S 888-LADY-788 THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE TODAY ON POSTCARDS FROM HOME, BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE PREVIOUSLY AIRED EPISODES OF OUR SHOW, VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT STLUCIECOGOV/SLCTV AND CLICK ON THE VIDEO ON DEMAND LINK

I'M YOUR HOST ERICK GILL, THANKS FOR WATCHING WE HOPE YOU'LL TUNE IN AGAIN NEXT MONTH AS WE CONTINUE TO SEND OUT POSTCARDS FROM HOME [INSTRUMENTAL THEME MUSIC] CLOSED CAPTIONS BY CAPTIONLINK WWWCAPTIONLINKCOM

Rare ‘Faceless’ Fish Caught Off Australia

There may be nameless creatures lurking in the deepest parts of the Earth and maybe a few faceless ones, too Like this fish recently found in the depths of an abyss off Australia

Scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and Museums Victoria caught the creature about two and a half miles below the surface Water that deep reaches near-freezing temperatures and is pitch black When looked at from the side, the fish not only appears to be missing eyes, but also gills, a mouth and a nose But it does have a mouth — it's just hiding on the bottom of its head The animal actually isn't a new species

Scientists think it's something called a "faceless cusk" Only one other has ever been caught — nearly 150 years ago off Papua New Guinea Researchers say finds like this faceless fish will help us better understand and protect deep-sea habitats For United News International, I'm Cambrie Caldwell

Wreck fishing for record cod

[Music] We have invited a few friends to join us swapping guns for rods on a sea water fishing trip We are heading out from Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour with Deep Blue Charters

Weíve chosen this particular vessel with Steve the skipper, because this is the boat is responsible for landing a record breaking cod The largest ever specimen caught by a rod in the English Channel Novice Chris Procter battled for half an hour to reel in the 43lb 9oz fishzilla We are of course expecting great things, but just in case, Steve suggests we bring along some experience as well as beauty Father and son team Adrian and Tim Colliver are on call to ensure a decent haul and to tell us all about their rotten bottoms

What I am doing here is Iím just setting up the rig for what we call gilling, so we drift over the wreck, we lie the tackle down and this is a shed and then we retrieve it by winding in and hopefully the fish will come up and grab it Itís got a lot of weight on it, you want it to go deep That is a weighted lure So itís got weights inside it? It has indeed, and that trace is probably 4 or 5 feet and when it is connected to a boom and a weight, the weight is attached to the boom, has a rotten bottom in case it catches in the wreck A rotten bottom? Yes, so if it catches in the wreck the line will break and hopefully we will retrieve the tackle

And gilling? Gilling is what I said, itís lowering the lure to the seabed over the wreck and retrieving it and hopefully the fish, bass, cod, pollock will take the lure, put a bend in the rod and there we go Bend in the rod The lure is all important, jelly worms and rhubarb custard are apparently irresistible to cod and pollock The pollock particularly like jelly worms pollock do? Yes, so it has to be something which has a bit of movement

Itís the action, thatís a rhubarb and custard and they are very good they work extremely well, catch a lot of fish these ones The weather is fantastic which is a good job as we have got more than an hour to get to the ship wrecks of plenty There has been plenty of talk about sea sickness too Sporting Shooter editor Dom Holtam vowed never to go sea fishing again after a stag do up north where he was told that beer and water donít mix boy Sporting Rifleís Tim Pilbeam recommends plenty of eating throughout the day

As for my old friend Keith Curtis, it is a bit of a busmanís holiday as he runs Brickfarm Lakes, a trout farm fishery in East Sussex Incredibly, however, Keith has never ever caught a fish With nausea at bay, we are out at sea when we reach our first wreck of the day The white Loch Ness monster style arc on the left of the hump is our fish We are told to drop our line until we hit the bottom and then reel in 20 turns

We hope our side winder lures will prove a tempting snack for cod and pollock Tim is the first to get a nibble, rhubarb and custard proving to be too tempting for this little pollock Next in is Dom with another pollock As much as we appreciate Adrian and Timís efforts no one else is getting a chance with rhubarb and custard which keeps delivering the fish for Colliver junior Just the size cod that dad, Adrian, likes to eat and kiss

Now hereís a moment to share, fish farmer Keith catches his first ever fish in his mid forties, a lovely looking cod He is dedicating it to his wife Sophie this is for you There is no stopping the man, heís struck again, but it is a pouting described by the more experienced anglers on board as the turkey twizzler of the ocean, so he puts it back to save our taste buds The weather might be bright, but the wind and the tide are coming from different directions

This part of the film does not contain flash photography, but a wobbly horizon as we chat with skipper, ex-british team clayshot, Steve Bradshaw Youíre known to the world as a shooter originally Yes And youíre in the middle of the sea How does that work? Iím not sure really how itís happened, Iíve always been involved with fishing and shooting, so mainly from small boats myself and fishing on weekends and progressed from there really

And this boat, you are out most of the year? Yes, every day Itís quite a commitment Most mornings, it can be And a cash commitment as well, itís an expensive piece of kit isnít it? Youíre looking, most charter boats, new charter boats now, a 40 foot decent boat, youíre looking at in excess of £150,000 So quite a big investment for a start, yes

And you are really going for it as one of the top boats in the country? Yes Weíre out an awfully long way? Weíre a long way from home, yes Yes, we are closer to France We are closer to France at the moment are we? Most boats donít go this far off shore? Some of the top boats will, yes I wouldnít say most of the top boats, but a lot of the top boats will certainly put the mileage in to get customers fish

And what has this yielded, what sort of records have you pulled out? I currently hold one of the largest UK cod in the English Channel from this year, being a 43lb fish Was that the one that was in all the papers? Yes, Iíve had a good season, a good start to the season with lots of double figures well into 30lbs, lots of fish around 30 One previous to that 36 A lot of good fish And this is about getting people into fish for sure, into fishing

Yes, sure, yes definitely Itís one of the sports where you never know what is going to happen With shooting pretty much, in a field of shooters, your top ten shooters will always come out on top all the time, but with fishing you never know whatís going to happen While we have been chatting Dom has been catching Heís got a cod so heís stopped thinking about being sick

On a day like this, when itís sunny and warm and not too rough, but Iíve had some bad experiences, I wonít lie to you David, it can be pretty unpleasant and Iím pretty fearful I may vomit before the end of the day The other members of the party are fairing better even though not all are having the same success as Dom Iím just hoping for that lure to come up, but nothing is happening at the moment So whatís fun about it? Well, I think actually seeing the fish come out as previously is absolutely fascinating looking at them and the whole concept of dangling this thing down there and these fish just grabbing is just brilliant It really is good, so I just rather hope I can catch a fish in a minute thatís all

You own a trout fishery Keith and today you have just caught your first fish Thatís right How does that work? Iíve never had time to go fishing before Is it a very high powered, high intensity job running a fishery? Itís a busy time, itís a busy place to run I have to give all my attention to the fishery

Tim is now on fire, 3 fish in quick succession and Dad is starting to feel the pressure Caught by my boy, again, again Adrian is Jonah 6 or 7 now Dad isnít it [Laughter] We move to another couple of wrecks and get some attention from the gulls and low flying gannet as Adrian guts his or should I say Timís catch

We are making our way back to base and have one last spot to try Adrian is drinking at the last chance saloon, but manages to save face with a codling Got one after many hours of blanking There you go, thereís my tea for tonight Once we are back inside outer harbour a match debrief with our experts

So we had a pretty good day Yes, not bad, half a dozen or so You couldnít go wrong, every time Yes, just one of those things trying to ring the changes a little bit with the lures, mixture of I think a couple of pollock rest were cod I think, bit of a mixture You used different lures

Yes, started off with the rhubarb and custard, had the first 3 or so on that Probably lost it Yes, Heís not bitter you know, you can tell heís not bitter at all The fish came quite early, wrecks, how many wrecks, fished 3 wrecks today? Yes, 3 or 4 First wreck produced the majority of the fish quite early on

I donít know if they got spooked a little bit after we had been on there for a while Tried a couple of other wrecks and you pulled one out of the bag very last Yes, last knockings, at least I didnít blank completely Arenít you just glad you taught him so well? Yes, I think so It speaks for itself doesnít it

Like that, thereís a contour on the head here, just keep the knife in As we will all be having a fish supper tonight, Steve gives us a quick demo of fish filleting, so we donít make a hash of it later It really has been a great day, fish were caught and no one was ill Dom is probably more relieved than most that we are back at the jetty I did enjoy myself, I did feel queezy for a lot of the trip, but it is great fun and I do love fishing

For a group of mates to pay £40, £50 a head and have a day out together catching fish and being able to take home the catch at the end of the day for a barbecue or what ever, I think itís a great way for a day out doing something different There are fishing opportunities all around the UK, different species, different areas, so yes itís a good thing to do, support your local fishermen