Blue Water Offshore
Paul is in Islamorada on the Florida Keys, the sport fishing capital of the world and is meeting up with Capt Rick Stanczyk. As he explains, Islamorada lies in the middle of the Keys sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean making it a haven for numerous inshore and offshore species. They're fishing offshore so the first stop is to collect some live bait with a cast net. With a live well full of Pilchard, they move offshore, and start by looking for signs of fish, pulling teasers near where some birds are working. Its not long before the Dorado show some interest and Paul enjoys some great sport on his fly rod with some smallish ones. The skipper spots a bigger fish so they switch rods and Paul hooks up with a sizeable Dorado which gives him fantastic fight. Continuing to troll, Paul picks up a small but feisty Blackfin Tuna before they hit into a pack of big Dorado and its all hands on deck as every rod on boat the bends over and some spectacular saltwater action ensues.