[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