Huge Trout from the River Exe – Flyfishing

okay so we've had loads of rain and so I'm just coming down here just to have a look see what the rivers like before I step foot into it Okay as you can see, two foam lines coming through, this ripple into this pool

I'm just going to go into the pool, well in the middle of the pool That's as far down as I can get access And I don't know what I'm doing! But hopefully I can catch a trout We've had lots and lots of rain, at last, but there's a lot of color in this river which is normally clear and I don't know if I can catch a trout in these conditions let's try, oh hello, oh no now I've not supposed to have cast to that I was supposed to have waited There you go That's why I come to the River Exe

Now is that a trout or a grayling I think that might have been a, yeah, I think that's a trout Gosh, struth! I couldn't get the line in quick enough! Ah, my word! There we go gorgeous trout number two Shit! That was a bloody good fish! Oh Fantastic! Look at that A big old fly needed to get it up! Very nice! What what the f hell is this?! What is this? I have no idea what I've hooked, If it's a trout it's the biggest trout I've ever caught! I've never had a trout run like this before! I don't want to lose this I've no idea what it is! there it is, if I can get it closer I think it's a sea trout I don't know Whatever it is it's huge! Is it a rainbow? Whatever it is it doesn't like the net! I do believe it's a sea trout, and my net isn't big enough for it! Ha ha ha, that is fantastic!! My word! and let's hold that beast up look at that beautiful, beautiful fish (it was a brownie after all! absolutely, that is fantastic! I'm sorry I can't quite believe I caught that! The size of that fish! I'm going home! I am going home! ha ha

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

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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

Sailfish from a Yacht p4: FLYFISHING FOR SAILFISH

Time to say goodbye to my mother Then have a look at the Japanese fish

Fishing with umbrella I will take it This is not fishing I want to see these two people fishing It was something I had never seen before It's great

Fishing with a live bait is much easier Fishing with umbrella equipment is more difficult than many First of all, we have to make the fish around the boat enough to hit the bait We will have a teaser in the water waiting for the fish to come near us While we were leaving the ship in the meantime to find it

When the fish is near the umbrella The teaser and will be pulled out of the water During that time, the fly waterfall will hit his victim to the position where the teaser was Basic Draft Switch Fly in the water The fisherman will move his bait until the fish is extracted or fled It is something that is made quite difficult

What can be wrong with this? We have tried many times and failed many times But it was Hikashi, so he got hit It's still Bitten I do not know much about it, just about 200 meters It's not that bad At 110 km / h Hikari shook his head and pulled out 200 meters

I do not fish The hook is gone It is the first fish to bite fly Now we have to go out again Now it's Yosuka's eye

That's the fish Retreat Yoshi's high pitcher Fighting Yuusuke has prepared more than 100 meters backing line He is more advantageous I can not believe it Just making it bite is hard enough

And to fight it with the fly device is more difficult than this Now we fight for about 6 7 minutes and then

It is a very beautiful fish It's still a lot harder I do not need to hurry Oh wow, it's a pretty fish Ok update I got two with fresh bait

Yusuke was hit with a fly Now your eyes are hiked with fish fly You Hikashi Feel confident If we had fish bites yesterday, I guarantee that there will be fish today After searching for several hours In the end, we had one fish We have a problem

Higashi's fly line is now wind knot But now it is not a problem It is a fish with Fortunately, this time he has enough cables How many meters are there? About 300 Your Higashi leader is only 20 pounds

To be careful Remember the wind knot? Now we have to solve it I will not be late I have to fish See the fish Is it still there? How are you doing? It's very fun Have to fight with the wind knot

congratulations This is why I have a lot of fish in this ROM The fishermen here know how to fall and release fish The fish is still high And the economy is improving After fishing, we took a photo and left it

I do not believe that the agricultural town because of watermelon Nowadays, it has become a world-class tourism industry And the reason is that local boatmen and fishermen help each other fall and release fish To make it sustainable If ASEAN is all right

There are plenty of fish to visit Thanks to Juan Wei for this fantastic trip My name is Oz Bangkok Hooker Meet again next

Big Kerr Lake Blue Catfish from my kayak!

hey everybody its bill your host from casual carolina fishing thanks for stopping by today I really do appreciate it kick your shoes off sit back relax let's see if we can have some fun catching some fish today I'm down in Kerr Lake today I'm actually in the Virginia side but I called the wildlife Game and Fish Commission in North Carolina and it's true that if you have a North Carolina license you can fish any body of water that borders North Carolina and Virginia if you're up in the Virginia side you can still fish there with a North Carolina license as long as you can get there from the North Carolina side and this this where I am you can get to this from the North Carolina side so I'm good and I actually talked directly to one of the wildlife officers to make sure but anyway so I'm in Kerr Lake one section of it this is where Travis told me to come guaranteed me I'd get my PB today if I come here see what happens no no no no no battery please don't that's a decent it's kind of cool okay well I think y'all can see this I'll see this kid fish I just caught I don't know you see it all fish trying to catch you fish not all this but the whole time I've been out here and ain't talk nothing till finally just what you were eighteen point four we'll say eighteen point four big 184 really cherish finally cold booty Travis didn't lie Diddy guaranteed us pitch me a blue card if I come in here to thin this spot today that was exciting I hate that the head cam died though just the wrong moment did I like my fish finder I do and I like my rod holders and how they get my rods up a little bit higher and away from my knees and feet legs really like that so I'm gonna call two blue catfish my first blue catfish it was a successful day but I'm freezing and I'm gonna bring up my baits and go home holy shoot is cold you

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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

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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