Even though my passion is truly fly fishing, I don’t ever pass up an opportunity to fish, especially in Florida with my college buddies. We all met up in Delray Beach for an offshore sport fishing tournament and outing there a few weeks back. Let me tell you, it was probably the most fun all of us have had in years.
The Florida Sportsman really know how to put on a great event. They have been the platinum sponsor for the past 6 years. It was well organized and we had plenty of time to not just fish, but to relax and enjoy the company as well… Lots of “helpful” young ladies prancing around in some nice bikinis. My 3 closest friends, Jon, Doug and Rob and I got our team going early on in the tournament.
We decided to make a very long weekend of the Florida adventure so we all met up on Thursday and were able to grab a few microbrews and kick back and share some laughs over the college memories. On Saturday, the tournament started bright and early and we were all geared up and ready to hit the deep blue waters off the coast of Delray Beach. It was some of the nicest offshore fishing I have ever done. We not only enjoyed the challenge of the fishing, but man, the views were amazing.
Jon was the first to get a fish. He caught a Mahi and it was a nice big one at that. We all ended up catching some fish that day, but that Mahi took the win. It was really hard to match it. There were a few other teams that caught some nice fish, a few Marlins, but we were on the leaderboard early on. Second day we didn’t fare as well, we all caught fish, but nothing like the Mahi the day before.
Delray Beach, Florida Angler’s Tourney
We took third place overall in the Delray Beach tournament, but most of all we had another great memory as friends to add to the book. We will definitely try to make this an annual college buddy event. I wanted to send a shout out to the great sponsors for the tournament:
Florida Sportsman – http://www.floridasportsman.com
Delray Beach Oriental Rug – http://www.delraybeachorientalrugcleaning.com
Boating Performance Center – http://www.boatingperformance.com
Great time with great friends! Here’s to Jon, Doug and Rob… cheers boys!