Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Started with a Fishing Trip

It all started with a fishing trip a little over three years ago, so it was only fitting that the next chapter of our journey kick off with an epic offshore adventure with just the two of us -- and a ring!

After a long day of trolling off the coast of Hatteras, and catching quite a few dolphin, we were just about to head home and try again the next day, when the flat line goes off. With the amount of drag coming off the line, we immediately got into our positions -- me on the rod, reeling in the fish and Meghan behind the wheel, maintaining speed while clearing lines and prepping for the big finish. After getting the fish boatside and gaffing it, we snapped a few quick pictures before it lost all color. It may have come late in the day, but we landed our first Wahoo and checked another species off the bucket list. Looking forward to more exciting things to come for #TeamSmokeShow!

On the way back to the inlet, we came across some floating debris and decided to check for mahi hanging around. Sure enough, they were there, and I had a chance to cast at them with the fly rod. They were competitive that afternoon, so I quickly hooked up and had a fun fight getting this one in the boat. 

And to make this a weekend Meghan would always remember, I had one last surprise in store -- horseback riding on the beach.


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