Labor Day Weekend, International Workers' Day, is that very special time of the year when many nations, both large and small, take time to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the homeland. In addition to the United States, this national holiday is celebrated in many countries, regions, such as, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Russia, and many Asian countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam:
In Florida we have our own special way of celebrating the Labor Day Weekend, on the water. No better place than the deck of the Florida Fisherman ll.
Labor Day, 2017:
Will Labor Day, 2018, also be a day to remember? Only one way to find out, Join us as we find out together:
In Florida fishing is more than a pass-time, it's a way of life. We in the Sunshine State take our fishing very serious. Mr. Will McClure, first mate on the Florida for over a decade, makes sure we are ready for the many challenges sure to come:
Our Captain, Captain Garett Hubbard, is as serious about fishing as we are. This young Captain, this Man of the Sea, has become a legend in his own time:
In our great Country many celebrate Labor Day with an all American burger:
Think burger-at-sea will not be part of our celebration? Think again! Remember, this is Tammy Land:
Tammy Land... Where only the best is good enough:
It just does not get any better than that. Or does it? Tammy, in honor of the American Worker, has promised us a very special late Saturday evening dinner. We in the Deep South take our eating every bit as seriously as we do our fishing. Talk about 'serious fishing', ever hear of a fishing coach on a head boat? Enter fellow Florida native, Florida fisherman, Mr. John Martin. This man of the sea not only tells us how, he shows us!
The night bite was not as strong as we would have liked, but still good:
An ever increasing problem we are having is the 'endangered' American Red Snapper. This Snapper is very aggressive, and often takes control of its habitat, control at the expense of other species.
Captain Garett is concerned:
So is Rich:
Often this time of year our weather turns:
We take full advantage of John's first-hand experience:
Ed & John team up on the mighty King:
Ed's long time friend, Dan, shows us how to catch Red Grouper:
The Gag bite continues. As the weather cools it will get even better:
Talk about a king-size Porgy:
Oh! That Rich:
The jackpot grouper hit the scales at 19 pounds, Amberjack 53 pounds, Snapper 4.5 pounds:
Catch the action in this action packed video:
Check out the Florida's picture in the September issue of Woods'nWater magazine:
Mystery fish: Is it a Vermilion Snapper? YES --- No ?
I thought I was the only person to have had parents name their child Garett - with one R and two T's!!! Finally I have met someone else named Garett spelled correctly Only took 45 years to accomplish