April 2014 Farming of the Sea Festival in Everglades City

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Well, it’s been over a week since the trip and my ribs are just healed and not hurting from laughing so friggin hard. For the 13th consecutive year a group of guys from all over the country have converged on Everglades National Park for an annual sabbatical/fishing trip/drinking escape, where the participants skin better be as thick as an elephant’s hide or you’ll get eaten alive!

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Its big fun where the guys leave the real world behind and let it all hang out, and I was lucky enough to be invited once again.

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I was able to attend 2 days of the festivities this year and was treated to good fishing along with the best of times.

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Day one saw us catch lots of small fish, with the highlight of me sight casting to a decent redfish and all of us getting to see it grab the lure, and scream off plenty of drag in the shallow clear water.

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Day 2 was one of the best days we’ve had on any of these trips, with a limit of nice slot redfish,

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and even releasing some, a big spotted sea trout, and some bruiser sized black drum that fought like champs.

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I hated to leave early, but it was a great trip to recharge my batteries and I can’t wait until next year! Also want to give a big thanks to Paul for sharing the pictures he took!

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  • divn4$divn4$ Posts: 1,530 Captain
    Nice report, looks like all had a good time.
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    Go Navy.....
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 6,366 Admiral
    Good Job !
    And everybody had a Great Time. Stories to tell , Lie's to ponder.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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