With morning glories blooming across the canal, Capt. Cody Obiol was pushing away from the dock as I waited for his boss, Capt. Ryan Lambert to launch his Skeeter bay boat. Obiol was after bull reds that morning, but he knew my mission involved something much different, so his gracious salutation stoked my optimism.
You’ve dreamed about it — a private sanctuary loaded with trophy deer, abundant food plots, all-weather stands, improved roads, a beautiful lodge and a great group of friends and family to share it with.
It took us all day to find our targets, but Capt. Ross Montet delivered.
Capt. Jordan Ellis with the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company in Venice gave the tuna a break and busted some nice trout on a recent surf-fishing trip to Curlew Island. For tips on how to catch specks in the heat of August, head to page 27.