SAIL­FISH CAUGHT FROM DOCK

Marlin - - FEEDBACK -

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.

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