SAILFISH CAUGHT FROM DOCK
I had to send this to you. This is a photo I took from my dock in Naples, Florida. I live on a canal with access to the Gulf of Mexico, and the videos and picture were taken on the Friday before Hurricane Irma hit our area of southwest Florida. I was moving patio furniture into my garage with a friend when my neighbor called me over to look at this fish in the canal. He said it was a sailfish, and my buddy and I looked at each other like he must have been hitting the sauce early. We shot the first video, then went back to hurricane preparation. When we came back hours later, the fish was still swimming around. We called another friend down the street (angler Tyler Fox) who ran over to see if he could catch him. After about an hour and the fish not wanting to eat, Tyler actually bill wrapped him — the hook was barely in. I wired the fish, and we took a couple of quick pictures, and then released it. I know big storms do some strange things, and we figured that this was a bad omen. When I got up Saturday morning, the fish was still swimming in the canal.