Red Snapper Fishing in Gulf of Mexico

Red Snapper FishingIt’s time to hunt some red snapper in Florida. And that’s just what Gary and I did over the Memorial Day weekend. We started out on Sunday, the second day of the Florida red snapper season with Captain Travis on the Bamboo Vic II. I was wearing my Google Glass to capture some footage of our trip.

After starting out catching some live bait we went about 8 miles offshore to a few different spots. At our first stop, Gary caught a huge snapper. That broke the tension and from there we proceeded to get three limits: Red Snapper, Amberjack and Mingo Snapper. I also added a big Triggerfish to the cooler.

Although we had great live bait we caught most of the snapper on dead bait. In fact, at our last stop we chummed up some big ones and could actually see the fish take our bait and hooks. I’ve never seen anything like it. That stop also yielded some nice Amberjack like the ones you see in the photo.

Then on Monday we did a walk on with the Entertainer from the same dock and caught a big mess of Mingo snapper. Let’s just say it was two of the best days fishing we’ve had out on the Gulf. The weather has finally settled down and the water was as smooth as I can remember seeing it.

So, if you have a few minutes take a look at the video and see what you were missing.

More Wild Hog

Wild hogI think this hog looks like he’s taking a nap in the back of the CPCH New Holland Rustler. Maybe he’s dreaming of sausage and bacon! At least that’s what he’s going to get turned in to.

This is another wild hog that brother Paul picked up last night from a neighbor. He’s glad the Rustler was available since this is not a small one!

Hanging Wild HogI’m waiting on the details of the story since all I got so far are these photos.

I’m sure it has something to do with pigs causing property problems, getting caught in the act, subdued via a bullet and hung up for processing.

I’ll update this post when I get more information.

Camp Breakfast

Bell Pepper Fried EggsLast week Paul, his son Joe and Joe’s friend Levi joined me for a work day at the CPHC. We started off a drizzly morning cooking eggs with hash browns from leftover campfire baked potatoes. I had seen a picture on Facebook of eggs fried in sliced bell pepper so we tried it out. Mmm, mmm, good. Next time I’ll try a different color pepper.

Our work consisted of checking all our plots and taking soil samples to get the ph tested before we get to planting any seed. Hope to have those results this week and then we’ll plan the next step – apply lime.