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A Charter Boat Called “Paradise” Skippered by Capt. Steve Skevington in the Gulf of Mexico

Left to Right: Gary Smith, Captain Steve Skevington and Dennis Macalister holding a 25-inch Red Grouper caught in "Paradise."
Left to Right: Gary Smith, Captain Steve Skevington and Dennis Macalister holding a 25-inch Red Grouper caught in “Paradise.”

APtravelnews–July 22, Marina at Cape Haze Englewood, FL.–Barb and I, along with friends and business associates from Click-It Hot Use It Cold, had a bus-mans holiday after the ICAST, Giant fishing show in Orlando, FL.  The grouper, lane snapper and very large grunts bit sardines and cut grunts, like rabid squirrels. We released, between 5 of us fishing; more than 75 fish, most under size slots, but the group of us took home a fine assortment of legal fillets to prepare and eat at our respective homes. The real story here is the very capable Captain Steve, who with his mate Deone, made it all worthwhile and an enjoyable experience.  We spotted dolphin and curious giant sea turtles, Frigate birds circled, and flying fish glided by too! The Cape Haze Marina was clean, loaded with snook that took the cuttings at the cleaning table and gained weight and length-they were beautiful! An alligator also partook in the cleaning table carcasses after Steve sliced and diced with his electric filet knife.  Go fish with very knowledgeable and friendly Captain Steve on the Paradise, by going to the booking number of 941-575-3528 and check out www.paradisefishingcharters.com Rods will bend on the 35-foot charter craft called “Paradise.”

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A fine example of one of the more than a dozen Lane Snapper we caught. Very delicate and tasty member of the snapper family!

 

The rocks held a fine kettle of lane snapper, grunts and porgies!
The rocks held a fine kettle of lane snapper, grunts and porgies!

 

Gorgeous grouper surprised us in Paradise, all day long!
Gorgeous grouper surprised us in Paradise, all day long!
Slicing and dicing through filet after filet!
Slicing and dicing through filet after filet!

Outdoor Florida Magazine Pictures Of The Week!

Outdoor Florida Magazine Editor Visited  Cedar Lodge Docks! My favorite family picture. Yes, these children are being taught how great it is to go fishing!!
Outdoor Florida Magazine Editor Visited Cedar Lodge Docks! My favorite family picture. Yes, these children are being taught how great it is to go fishing!!
Worked my butt off on this book! A difficult one to write as all I could do was scratch the surface on the topic! But, it was fun to have learned much during research! Fishing subjects to me and millions others are just plain fun and very interesting as well!
Worked my butt off on this book! A difficult one to write as all I could do was scratch the surface on the topic! But, it was fun to have learned much during research! Fishing subjects to me and millions others are just plain fun and very interesting as well!
This is not a disaster, its funny, but it could have been. "Caution is the mother of being careful not to harm oneself or your loved ones and others!" Image sent to me to use! Love it!!!
This is not a disaster, its funny, but it could have been. “Caution is the mother of being careful not to harm oneself or your loved ones and others!” Image sent to me to use! Love it!!!
Captain Joe Massaro from Stuart, FL. shows off a canal caught snook he photo'd and released.
Captain Joe Massaro from Stuart, FL. shows off a canal caught snook I photo’d and he released.
Osceola Turkeys Spooked in Florida, take flight and I was holding my camera as they came across the river at 35-miles per hour!
Osceola Turkeys Spooked in Florida, take flight and I was holding my camera as they came across the river at 35-miles per hour!