Derek paying his dues…

Today.. the fish won, and still.. we had a great day on the flats.. chasing all kinds of fish. I think we made right around a million casts between me and my buddy Scott, and in the end.. did not land many fish. Thank God for jacks..we did have a lot of fun catching them! We […]

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Sailfish in the Keys

Sailfish! Man I love to catch new species! One of the fish I’d hoped to catch on this Florida Keys adventure was a Sailfish. I’ve read that they are the fastest fish in the ocean, and that equals an amazing fight on light tackle. Yesterday I drove down to Cudjo Key and met Capt. Justin […]

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Quest to catch a Tarpon…

Yesterday was one of the most incredible days of fishing I’ve experienced.. I’ll always remember it as the day I caught my first tarpon. To make the occassion even more memorable, my Dad was with me, fishing for the week. Tuesday afternoon Dad sat out in front of the house we are renting, sipping on […]

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Grandpa’s Old Motor

  When I was seven years old, my grandfather Jay DeYoung passed away, and left my dad a 1979 Johnson 15hp outboard motor. We lived on a small bayou, and I grew up with the tiller of that motor in my hand just about everyday that there wasn’t ice on the water. When I left […]

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