Gingerbreads report, Sep 6-8

Did our annual squadron trip to the breads to do some shooting. Weather was fantastic. It was so clear and calm on friday we could see the fish from the boat ! The crew was made up of some of my best friends from my squadron days at Homestead + one who is an excellent builder here in our area. We were very "rank" heavy with two Brigadier Generals, one full col, one Lt Col, one Major, and one Lt. Three wives went and one 13 year old went. We all went on our boat believe it or not and Venturesome handled the load perfectly.
Highlight: Big hogs, big lobster,
no sharks, great weather
stayed at Weeches. Thursday night was quiet. Friday music was usual loud at Big Johns
Get this, Stevie S is out of jail and playing at Big Johns again !!
At the end of each day we anchored off North Bimini and grilled dinner which consisted of flank steak, italian sausage, lobster, and fish.

Enjoy the pics........just some random shots... Video will be made in the next week and i'll finally get off my butt and get the website back up . Cheers.




biggest lobster of the trip



Father/Son two generations of F-16 pilots. The son now flies in the 93rd at Homestead like we all did.


this guy flew both the F-15 and F-16 during his career





part of the crew


my builder buddy. one of my best friends, he attended my retirement party from Homestead.


the Lieutenant. we loved giving him a hard time. But he is a good shooter !! just like his dad


cocktails at big game



  • alacrityalacrity Posts: 2,653 Captain
    nice report. surely a good time.
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  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    thanks raf.
  • bullchaserbullchaser Posts: 930 Officer
    Great trip right there! Thanks for sharing!
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,779 Moderator
    Very nice!!

    Keeping busy while away from Florida
  • snookyjsnookyj Posts: 1,687 Officer
    Always enjoy your stories and reports, the water looks soooooo inviting, makes me wanna load the boat and head east!!!

    Nice spearing!!!
  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    water was sick calm. we couldn't have asked for a better three days......................
  • Team TuppensTeam Tuppens Posts: 509 Officer
    Looks like a great trip!! Great Pics and always looking for your posts! Thanks!!
  • AlwaysforwardAlwaysforward Posts: 1,502 Captain
    Awesome trip to the other side Steve. Thanks for sharing your adventure and looking forward to the video as always :applause

  • 40 Palms40 Palms Posts: 114 Deckhand
    Steve, sounds like a wonderful trip across with some great friends, fine weather and good fishing/hunting. And the usual stellar pics too that we all enjoy :cool:
    Always enjoy reading your reports :Rockon

  • PairadoxPairadox Posts: 323 Officer
    Nice report; great pics. Congrats!!
  • The NickoThe Nicko Posts: 475 Deckhand
    Looked like a wonderful trip!!! Thanks for sharing.. Good pics.
  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Great pics Steve. Sounds like it was a great trip and great fun with great friends.
  • ShoelessShoeless Posts: 2,064 Captain
    Great report and pics Steve!!! You guys know how to put it together!!!

    Big thx on the mention of the TB2s some time ago. Hauled in a nice 38 lb hoo on the go to color blue and white.:Rockon
  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    congrats on the tb 2 hoo.
  • TrollaltdeleteTrollaltdelete Posts: 644 Officer
    Looks like you all had a blast. Nothing like spending time like that with old shipmates, (That's what we called them in the Navy).

    Great trip with some great Americans. Thanks to all of you for your service and sacrifice, especially to the families who wait for the warriors to return.
    Take out your boat, make a memory!
  • BocaBocaBocaBoca Posts: 606 Officer
    Once again a joy to read and see the pix from your trip. Thanks for taking the time to share. But, who the heck was protecting us while you were all over there having fun? Great job!:hail
  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,372 Captain
    Great report. Thanks for sharing Steve.

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  • Lazy BonesLazy Bones Posts: 940 Officer
    nice shooting. impressive crew
  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    Thanks to all of you for your service and sacrifice, especially to the families who wait for the warriors to return.

    very thoughtful words. I'll pass them on. Thanks everyone for the positive responses.....
  • reeldown1reeldown1 Posts: 63 Greenhorn

    As always nice trip and pictures Capt V.

    **** Party Fishing Team
  • century7century7 Posts: 2,400 Captain
    Great pics! Thanks for sharing. Pink shorts are a new one......:rotflmao
    It works 60% of the time all the time......
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,257 Officer
    First class crew, pics and report. Much respect for results of team of high ranking members. :hail
    (I wonder if there were some I'm gonna pull "rank" on you, that bug is MINE etc ) :grin
    USCG Freelance Licensed Captain
    20 years experience Offshore & Bahamas ( Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Swordfish & Bottom Fish.)
    (I teach people how to be more effective AND catch MORE and BIGGER fish on their own boats!)
  • southgadawgdiversouthgadawgdiver Posts: 145 Officer
    Great pictures and an awesome report!! But most of all a big THANKS to all of you for your service and persevering our country and freedom!!

  • BarracudaBarracuda Posts: 758 Officer
    Great report team Venturesome...those are some big Hogs! Mission accomplished, sir!
  • Venture Ho!Venture Ho! Posts: 47 Deckhand
    Awesome report (but next time don't let GaryM pick your wardrobe :)).
  • soflah3soflah3 Posts: 589 Officer
    Great report as always Team Venturesome!
  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    funny stuff right there. actually the pink shorts were mrs v's pick. she loves them and i'm certainly secure with myself to where them. Anyway, thanks guys. We had a blast of course and yes the generals give me infinite caca..........but it has always been that way with them..... ( and I still invite them back each year )
  • VenturesomeVenturesome Posts: 1,743 Officer
    and.......I'm waiting for Fly'sDown ( think i spelled it right) to jump in here and post a pic of some **** lure that matches my shorts.....
  • capt_toddttcapt_toddtt Posts: 159 Officer
    Great report and thank you all for your service to our nation. My family and I really appreciate it.
  • robalorogrobalorog Posts: 495 Officer
    Looks like you guys had a blast. No conch?

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