Family Fishing with Cherlyn and Lewis Arnold
Readers Features Holiday Edition
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Christmas on Ice with the Tesch Family
Special Holiday Issue
Magazine Dedication and Tribute to Dana Katz
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In This Issue
Coley Jens - so much for stereotypes pg 3
A Tribute to our friend Dana Katz pg 20
Hubbards Marina Fishing Reports Pg 33
Inshore Fishing with Skye Pg 50
Family Fishing - Lewis and Cherlyn Arnold Pg 61 Phlats Fishing Reports pg 67
Gale Force Twins Pg 72
Vitamin Sea Part 2 - Steph Sirotzke Pg 75
Christmas on Ice - The Tesch Family Pg 81
Readers Features Pg 84
So much for stereotypes ,The Amazing
Sometimes people are so much more than meets the eye you see the cover of this magazine and you probably don't think combat veteran with a biology degree working in a government job as an environmental and Wildlife specialist , so..... so much for the stereotypes, Coley is so much more than most people see I find her easy and fun to talk with , she is beautiful and Intelligent with an incredible sense of humor that I truly appreciate. We would like you all to meet the Amazing Coley Jens , The Multi faceted lady , who just happens to Love Fishing .Throw out the stereotypes , She won't fit in any of them
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1 tell us a little bit about yourself what do you do when you're not fishing, favorite hobbies?
So, when I’m not fishing, I’m usually out exploring mud flats and sandbars, looking for critters to take photos of. I have degree in biology, and I am endlessly fascinated by Florida’s constantly varied ecosystems and their inhabitants.
2 what fish are still on your bucket list
Funny you ask – I have a list I keep in my phone
6. Clown knife fish
7 Black sea bass
9. Snowy grouper
10. Strawberry grouper
12. Queen snapper
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3. What is your favorite place you have fished so far and why
So far, outside of Florida, I have only fished in Louisiana and Baja Mexico – I think Mexico was my second favorite because of all of the wildlife, but Florida will always be my number one – You have inshore, offshore, and fresh water with plenty of interesting exotics!
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4 I know that there have been comments about girls who fish in bikinis what are your feelings on this subject . I personally personally don't care what people fish in but apparently some people care and I don't know why
I love fishing in a bikini for several reasons. First, and most importantly, it makes me feel good about myself – When you feel confident, you perform confidently, and it shows what you do! Secondly, its HOT! I enjoy being able to get in the water whenever I feel like it and dry off quick. Lastly, it actually mitigates the amount of clothing I ruin with fish blood, guts and poop.
I think that we should all support each other in whatever makes us feel comfortable, too. If you are more comfortable being covered up, or weather is calling for different attire, people shouldn’t ridicule you for that, either.
The social media landscape is so vast, you can’t possibly make everyone happy, so I say do what makes you happy and the right people will stay by your side!
5.biggest fish so far
My biggest fish, in weight, is probably the goliath grouper I caught off Jensen beach area several years ago – In length, probably the stripped marlin from my recent trip to Mexico
6. favorite seafood
Definitely grouper – But what I eat the most of is sardines; I always carry them with me in my work truck with some crackers, since I’m often out in the field.
7. Sponsors they deserve a shout out
My favorite sponsors are definitely Tormenter Ocean, White Water Life, and Smitty Belts. The owners are respectable and the quality of their products is A +. I feel so fortunate to have met each and every one of them.
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8. This is a tough one , how do you think we can get more women and children fishing?
I absolutely think getting children involved in outdoor activities is vital in protecting our planet – When you spend time in a place, you want to take care of it. Exposure to our ecosystems and its inhabitants is so important, and one of my favorite programs that does this for children in our area is the Ostego Bay Marine Center and Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Children love activities and to move around; getting them involved in something hands-on, like the programs I mentioned, if a great way to start their love for the outdoors.
As for women fishing.. A woman taught me how to fish, and I’m to lucky that most of the women I have met also love fishing!
I always try to make time to answer messages I receive from other women regarding questions about fishing, because it can feel daunting and as if a lot of pressure is on you to not be a pain in the butt when fishing with someone who’s far more experienced.
9. Have you made a lot of friends while fishing
I have – So many friends and too many blessings! My cup over floweth!
10 . Do you have a favorite Capt or charter
My favorite Florida captain is Justin Jennings Annarino of Keys Custom Fishing Charters – That man never gave up, and when I plead for “one last cast,” it was so worth it!
I also would like to mention Justin Fayard of Canyon Runner Fishing in Venice, Louisiana; he can cast, bait up some lines, and put us on fish all one-handedly. I have to thank him for my first yellowfin and sword!
I was recently invited to go out to Baja Mexico with Tormenter Ocean for marlin fishing - and as stoked as I was about that, I knew that meant I might have the opportunity to catch one of my favorite unique-looking bucket list fish: a rooster fish.
Our first day we tried, I missed! Ugh! But, as you saw, I got it in my last day. However, before I did get my fish… I caught this interesting looking critter here. I love deep dropping because you never know what you’re going to catch, and that’s what brought this up. Nobody could identify it, even our captain, and that’s what gave me a lot of satisfaction: I CAUGHT THE WEIRDEST FISH!
Flash forward to a week later: after a lot of research and speaking to other biologists.. turns out this beautiful monster is what they call a rooster hind grouper!
I asked the universe to bring me a rooster fish… And it delivered, twice!!! I couldn’t be more grateful for this fish!
11. Favorite online Fishing Magazine
This cool company called Florida Fisherman Magazine. 😉
Coley , It was a pleaseure meeting you !
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Gone but will never be forgotten
Friend , Angler and great human being
Dana Katz 1991-2020
FWC names scientist killed in boat crash near PBIA; two other agency employees injured
Dana Katz of Boynton Beach died in Tuesday's crash in the C-51 canal near Southern Boulevard and Congress Avenue.
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She was our first contest winner ever , she was the only one to ever win those contest twice, she was The Smiling essence of the love of fishing and being outdoors. She was our friend, she was amazing and she was one of a kind and That Smile
To me Dana was a living poster child for my love of the sport, she was always encouraging, she was helpful and kind always ready to help anyone who wanted to know more about this world of water
She was the one and only Dana Katz . This Magazine is now and in the future is dedicated to your memory, you will always be a part of this family
I'm sharing a couple of the thoughts from other people who knew her as well was not here for a very long time certainly not long enough but she touched the lives and hearts of many
There are also some of her posts from social media accounts
Our deepest Thanks to Kyle Shea for his input and condolences for his loss, Our thoughts and prayers go with you and her famly
I always said I was never the girl to post the same fish pics over and over but... no shame here! 😜 @shea_d_lady_78 and @voodoo_sportfishing are the main reason for two of my biggest fish in just two days. They put us right where we needed to be, leaving me with a weekend I’ll always enjoy to reminisce over. 🙌🏻
— in Venice, Louisiana.
I was pretty mushy in your card.. so this is just to remind ya it’s not just another day, HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YA STUD. Much love for ya honey. Kyle Shea
with Kyle Shea
Some people are taken from this 🌎 way too early. I have a job where I am lucky enough to fish with hundreds of people per year...Dana is one of those avid fisherwoman whose passion for the outdoors and fishing stood way out. Whether we were chasing tarpon or hand cranking swordfish from 1700' her outgoing pure joy on the water is something that I will always remember. Her energy on the boat made any fishing day that much better. Dana's enthusiastic, genuine love for my boy Kyle was always heartwarming to be around. Prayers for Dana's family and @shea_d_lady_78, I love you man! Fly with the pelicans Dana, catch some fish upstairs and never lose that contagious smile!!!!!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Andy Sziraki is with Ari Desman at Focus Functional Fitness. · Boca Raton ·
💔The world lost a one of a kind spirit & soul yesterday. Dana Katz you brightened every room you walked in. Your contagious smile, off the walls energy and goofball attitude will live on forever in our hearts! You were also the only one that ever made fart sounds back at me 🤪🤣😭💔.
🌊 While you’re up there, watch over the sea’s for Kyle Shea and keep the fish a plenty for the rest of us!
🙏🏽My prayers and strength to you and your family through these difficult times!
Lori Mencarelli Walsh
My dearest Dana, words cannot describe how awesome you are! I am ever so grateful that I have known you and I’m a better person because of it. Thank you for sharing the love you have for life with me and all of those around you. I’m so grateful for every moment I’ve ever got to spend with you. I’m absolutely crushed that your time here was too short. I will miss your face more than words. I’m so grateful on Friday I got to kiss and hug you tell you how much I love you and that you’re like a little sister to me. we are so sad over your passing. Whenever I see a pelican or a gigantic fish I will always think of you! You are so beautiful and so awesome I love and celebrate you and will miss you so much. love, lori
Today was unimaginable! 189 lbs. I’m basically speechless, and sore, but absolutely stoked! Thanks @voodoo_sportfishing for making this happen 🙌🏻 @bombchelle_fishing caught a 150 and @shea_d_lady_78 caught a 117 😎 Complete epic day.
Words don’t even.... I can’t believe this... u were my road dog, my best friend, my travel bug, and my biggest supporter. I love you. You’re contagious personality touch so many. I don’t even know what to say or think. I’m broken. 🙏🏻😢 rip lil kinx. I know you are lookin down and flying w all the pellis!!! My heart is broken 💔💔 @danalaurenk
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Sheepshead have really fired up as the temperatures cooled. They are really starting to get more and more aggressive and prolific around the local structures. Small pieces of fresh shrimp, cut clams or oysters, and especially the smaller crabs like fiddlers, mud or mangrove crabs are all great options for sheepshead bait. You want to use either a very light knocker rig or a free line set up with some small split shots. Minimal weight is key on lighter tackle with around 15-20lb fluorocarbon. Smaller strong hook around 1ot or perhaps even smaller. These fish will bite right on or adjacent to big structures like docks, bridges, piers, jetties, seawalls, rock piles, and also around oyster bars. If you can find a bridge around the mangroves with some oyster bars adjacent you have hit the sheepshead honey hole. However, you can find them on most any dock or bridge this time of year and that will only hold more and more true with each front. These guys are tons of fun to catch and fight hard on lighter tackle around the structures. They can be difficult to fillet but are great eating fish.
Mackerel were bitting well over this past weekend with the great weather we had. This blow slowed things down, but once the water starts clearing up a bit we should see another great push of these fish over the weekend. They love the fishing piers, jetties and mouths of local passes. However, around the bay people are catching them just off the grass flats in the deeper water hitting the dense bait schools located around the area right now. Early in the day is the best time to get them from around sunrise till the heat of the day starts setting in.
Trout action is picking up and were seeing larger average sizes on the trout too! These guys love those ambush points around the edges and potholes of local grass flats. However, we are seeing them around the bridge lights and dock lights at night too. Trout love lighter tackle and those slow moving soft plastics. However, for live bait a shrimp or green back will work too free lined out to the area they are lying in wait to ambush passing bait. Remember, often where you catch one trout there will be quite a few more in that same area.
Redfish action continues to be impressive throughout the area. We are seeing them through the day and night around the local passes hanging towards the bottom eating everything from cut bait to live shrimp to slow moving soft plastics. We are seeing tons of them around the local grass flats, mangrove shore lines and around local oyster bars enjoying that same array of bait choices. These fish are never more easily targeted than this time of year. Just keep in mind, trout, redfish and our snook are still all catch and release only for the greater tampa bay area until end of May 2021.
Snook action is going well around the area. Definitely becoming a little more spread out as they start moving and retreating up into the bay. However, we are still seeing late season fish caught around the passes at night surprisingly. Many are retreating further up in the bay giving way to more trout and redfish in the passes. The grass flats of the back bay waters are really holding more active numbers of snook feeding well on live shrimp or greenbacks tossed out on free lines over the flats and even under corks too! They will also bite an array of swim baits, jerk baits and soft plastics right now as the juveniles are feeding heavily.
Near Shore & Offshore-
Hogfish action is going extremely well for us right now from around 30-70ft of water. We are seeing plenty of these fish on our 5 and 10 hour trips targeting these areas. The live shrimp or fresh dead shrimp and light tackle approach is the best way to get a shot at some hogfish. You can use a light knocker right, nekid ball jig, or a jig head for your tackle. You want around 20-30lb floro for the leader and around 3-4ot hooks. I like to use around a 4000-5000 series spinning reel with around 20-30lb braided line in the spool with about a 15-25ft piece of that 20-30lb floro for a super long leader before my knocker or jig. This is a great approach used by many when targeting these great eating but super leader shy smart fish. They love crustaceans so you can use fiddler crabs, rock shrimp, sandfleas, and even other small crabs to target them but the live shrimp or fresh dead shrimp is the most common choice when targeting hogfish.
Gag grouper action is really heating up this time of year and will only get better until their season closes at the end of December. We only have a few more weeks to target these fish before that time. These guys are biting well near shore from around 20-60ft of water if you can find those ledges or rock piles they are hiding on. They are super aggressive right now near shore and make a ton of fun to fight on 60-80lb leader. From the skyway out to the shipping channel many are catching them either trolling or dropping live baits down. Further offshore, we are seeing some big ones come up from around 100-160ft of water. They love those big dead baits or those large frisky live baits. Big tackle, natural presentation, and patience are all key ingredients to get these smart fish to eat near shore or offshore. Then that is only a small part of the battle the ‘reel’ struggle begins once they bite. You got to be ready for battle and set that hook quickly when you feel them swallow that bait. Once you hook up you cannot reel hard enough and fast enough the first few seconds of that fight. Then once you got them beat and up away from the bottom you can finesse them the rest of the way up to the surface delicately to ensure you don’t stress the tackle that went through that war in the first few seconds of the battle.
Red grouper bite is exceptional for the time of year and considering how its been the last few years. We are seeing more and more of these fish from around 70-140ft of water. The red grouper love big dead baits like whole threadfin or strips of bonita, whole squid or octopus tentacles. They will also take live baits just like the gag grouper. Many of them we are seeing are in the 18-24 inch range which means we should see an incredible fishery for them in the coming years if we can ensure all those undersized fish coming up are being handled properly and released alive. It is so imperative we all work together to ensure our offshore species are brought up quickly, unhooked quickly with a good set of dehookers, then vented or descended if necessary to live another day. If you toss back your first fish of the day and it floats away unable to return to bottom then the remainder of that day you MUST be venting or descending your fish or you are the problem with our fishery and its sustainability. Do not waste these fish that will be keepers next year and help propagate our fishery! Do your part and make sure to have a descending device on board rigged and ready or a venting too at the ready with the proper know how on where to vent the fish.
Mangrove snapper fishing right now has been stellar offshore and pretty good near shore too. We start to see mangroves around 50-80ft but we are seeing some big girls beyond 100ft of water right now. This time of year we are seeing some large overall sized in our long range trips with some in the 7-10lb range. These smart fish are tons of fun to target on threadfin plugs with the double snell rig. However, near shore many prefer to target them on a knocker rig or jig head with live shrimp or greenbacks.
Yellow tail snapper are around right now too we are seeing some of these fish mixed in with he mangrove snapper and some of them have been very large too. They will take a threadfin plug or live shrimp like the mangrove snapper but we target them specifically with small strips of squid around a ½ inch thick and about 2 inches long.
Lane snapper are more and more prolific from around 60-110ft of water and we are seeing huge lane snapper right now too. They seem to only be getting larger and more prolific around these depths biting just about any baits from threadfin chunks to squid, to octopus to live shrimp when targeting hogfish or mangrove snapper in the deeper near shore waters.
Kingfish action is spread out but still happening offshore. We are seeing the occasional big kingfish on the troll or flat lines around 60-80ft and beyond. These guys will hang around sporadically in the area, especially deeper where we get warmer surface currents from time to time.
Blackfin tuna time is approaching out past 80-100ft, we see a big push of these fish in cooler months in our area and we are starting to see these guys coming up on the troll, flat lines and even knocker rigs. Just before sunrise on our deep water trips is most common time to catch em flat lining or knocker rig fishing. Trolling for them during the day we are catching them on the rapala xrap magnums and the Nomad DTX minnows.
Wahoo are around right now for sure, you may get lucky while trolling for kingfish or tuna out beyond 100ft of water and run into one of these beautiful good eating and extremely fast fish. They are ton of fun to fight and really will scream drag like no other fish. You sometimes will get lucky and have one swim up to the boat so have a pitch rod ready for these guys and other pelagics this time of year.
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Going into the month of December we have had very little cold fronts coming through.
the water clarity is getting a bit better due to some of the cooler weather. As you know winter in the lagoon and backwaters is not defined
by any specific date but rather by the temperature difference from the passing cold fronts that are 60's in the morning hours
and hitting the 70's by the afternoon hours, with that making the water temps jump a few degrees warmer. All of these factors
affect species targeted and the methods used. Fishing in the Lagoon has been pretty successful you will find yourself reeling in and
getting those "grandslams" multiple times, you know the ones you work hard for in the heat of Summer. Snook,Trout, and Redfish. Im Still seeing Tarpon in the far south of the Lagoon
Where Are The Fish Hanging and what baits to use, you ask?
On my paddle into Mosquito lagoon I stop to fish near by docks and have been finding Snook schooled,Redfish and Trout by the dozens! With free lining a shrimp
and depending if the tides moving and how fast it is ripping, ill toss on a split shot.With the cooler water temps Snook have found themselves schooled up in their winter hangouts.
You can land these beauties by the dozens right now.Due to them being school, the size of your Snook you land varies. Simply free lining a live shrimp or
working a soft plastic, a DOA 3'' Shad Tail or '3" Paddle Tail is my preferred bait choice, Snook, Redfish, Trout they all hit and cant resist these soft plastics.
Where you can find cooler water in the Lagoon and Basin, you can find Trout! You will find them up in the shallower water where the temperatures are warmer,
basking in sand holes and grass patches. Using a soft plastic on a weedless hook retrieving it back slowly with a pop and sink pop action, small top waters, popping corks and
live shrimp are all great baits to use when targeting Trout.
Due to the wind, wind and well more wind, it stirs up the muck and makes the water dirty and the water clarity poor.
So it has been a little more challenging sight-casting for those elusive Redfish here in the flats. So those day you will find yourself having to watch for pushing wake and tailing Reds,
I find that days like these in the lagoon are much more successful when free lining a live jumbo shrimp. those beautifulsj I am speaking of, they love the sun and warmer water, making it easier to find them schooled up against the mangroves in the grassy flats and sand holes in the shallow parts of the Lagoon. Again you just cant go wrong with asoft plastic DOA 3" shad tail or 3" paddle tail rigged with a weedless hook, depending on the grass and water depth I use a 1/8 to a 1/16 oz. Or just free lining a large live shrimp, This is that time of the year I have most my success using a live jumbo shrimp! We might as well take advantage of using those big guys while they are here. This cooler weather pushes in all the jumbo and select shrimp, which make for great bait !
January and February are the best months to find those big black drum, especially if you have access to those super skinny water spots and "no motor zones". It a beautiful sight seeing these beauties tailing across the grassy flats. which is one of the many reasons why I love my Kayak!Using shrimp and fresh blue crabs are a preferred bait of choice when targeting Black Drum. But if presented properly, they will hit an artificial. color choice, If the water is more clear and cleaner, a white to natural color with flash, if the water is dark and dirty, I suggest to go for a natural darker pattern.
Mosquito Lagoon water levels and clarity
With cool fronts coming in and temps not being as warm the water clarity is looking much better in the lagoon. Depending on where you are targeting fish and Due to wind you will find it hard to sight-cast in certain areas. With a lot of time and days scouting the lagoon these last couple months searching for grass, between the wind, fall weather, cooler temperatures and random cold fronts, just scouting around staying on top of the Red fish and looking for grassy flats. I have found myself discouraged in mucky, dirty water with no grass and red fish scattered here and there to paddling hours, crossing marshes and landing into clear water, huge grassy flats and schools of tailing Red fish.making With the help of North winds pushing water out of the Lagoon making way for cooler and gin clear water clarity! Its a new Year and many great things to come so get out there and make this year an epic one!!
Keys to a successful fishing trip:
*fish shallow ends, sand holes, and grassy flats where the water is warmer.
*when using artificial, depending on the water clarity and depth (select the proper color choices and weight if necessary)
*do to the weather temp changes and targeted species (what they are feeding on may change that day) you cant go wrong having live and artificial baits on board!
*Try not to get discouraged or give up, they are out there scout till you find that school or reel in just that one, happy fishing!
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Fall is our favorite season of the year! Weather is cooling down and the action inshore is starting to heat up! The bait is thick and the fish are FAT! Our go to bait is the Little Mullet made by No Live Bait Needed, this bait mimics a mullet so well. We are happy to see that the trout are showing back up on the flats.
Family Fishing with Lewis and
We have not seen many reds and are hoping they break out of their summer pattern. The snook are roaming the flats and we've been lucky to bring home some keepers this season. Fingers crossed that fall fishing this year will be as productive as years before.
Family Fishing with Lewis and Cherlyn Arnold
Merry Christmas , From Your FFM Family
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all. Inshore anglers have a plethora of species to target this month, snook, tarpon, pompano, snapper, mackerel, sharks and many others. Grab your gear or call an expert guide like me and let’s fish.
Capt. Craig Korczynski
"Hook A Snook Tame A Tarpon"
Snook season closes December 15th, but that should not stop anglers from targeting them. Snook fanatics can find stellar action near deep channels, docks, and sea walls. Live bait shrimp, DOA 3” shrimp and DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad in glow gold rush belly, great choice baits enticing strikes. Back bays and canals are great areas to locate snook and it is not uncommon in my area to catch four different species of snook. Night time fishing also a great choice to target snook, fly fishing offers many strikes and drag screaming action.
Tarpon fishing continues to shine, the silver king will be plentiful in bays, canals and channels. Live bait shrimp and mullet drifted with the tide best technique to hook a tarpon, artificial enthusiasts can also get in on the action. A DOA 3 inch shrimp in glow, DOA terror Eyz and a Rapala sub walk entice strikes. Typical size of the tarpon range from 5 to 50 pounds.
Jacks, drum, trout, bluefish and lady fish all roam the flats and channel edges, look for bait schools or birds in the area helping to locate fish. A good bottom machine like the humminbird helix with side scan and down imaging helps pinpoint fish on or near the bottom. Live shrimp freelined, DOA Shrimp or a DOA C.A.L. 3 inch shad in glow holographic will get you hooked up.
Well that is the fishing report for the Palm Beach, Jupiter area. I hope you all enjoyed so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines! Capt. Craig Korczynski. PhlatsInshoreFishing.com, 561-644-4371,Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.
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Vitamin Sea Pt 2 by Steph Sirotzke
As I’m sitting here staring at the ocean on a rainy day, I can’t help but reflect on how drastically this past year has changed. Instead of sitting next to Jeff, I am staring down at my tattoo that I have in memory of him now. Years ago, I moved down to the Florida Keys to be with Jeff, my pirate and other half. Here we built a life together based on love, adventure, lots of pizza and fresh fish, and our passion for the ocean. It has been a year now since he suddenly passed and each day has been a challenge.
I find peace out on the water, being one with nature has always been my happy place. Alligator reef and lighthouse are both near and dear places to many of us doing our best to make him proud. This was the last place Jeff and I dove together. One of my favorite moments, laying side by side on thesandy bottom with our tanks strapped to us. Peace and quiet, only hearing our breaths as we observed a couple nurse sharks hiding out from under the reef ledge. Stealing a couple salty underwater kisses, blowing bubble rings and taking in every amazing aspect occurring at the reef. Thousands of people dive the reef each day/week and year, but how many actually take the time to observe the natural beauty?
His last day, we spent offshore doing his absolute favorite thing – swordfishing. Although it was a cold, windy, rough day out there and I spent most of it seasick, he just laughed and made fun of me per usual and we were just happy to be out there. I haven’t been offshore since this day, and Iknow it is something that I have to do. Get back out there and catch some mahi and someday a sword%sh for him.
A couple weeks before the accident, weadopted a puppy together from Miami.Another spontaneous adventure, driving up tothe mainland and coming home with a newfamily member, who became our world.Naturally, we were torn between the names“Wahoo” and “Mahi”, typical island names to fit our lifestyle. Of course, we went with Mahi the second we saw her and this puppy hasn’t left my side in the last 365 hardest days. She comes with me to work every single day and loves the water just as much as her parents.The best boat dog, even though I’m convinced she’s part fish at this point
II have turned to working out and yoga as a way to relieve stress and it has become an outlet for me each and every day. Now a year later, my amazing friends and family have pushed me to take the next step and become a yoga instructor. Earlier this year, it clicked for me. If I can become stronger physically and push my body to places it hasn’t been before, muscle, poses etc. Then I can become mentally and emotionally stronger too. It has gotten me through my hardships and not only am I doing this for myself, but if I can help just one person going through hard times as well, then I think that is worth it right there. Connecting all of my favorite things, the beach, paddleboarding and yoga will be a fun and challenging focus going forward. I have no idea what the future has in store, but I am doing by best to live each and every day to its fullest. The Keys lifestyle, full of sunsets, driving through our beautiful islands, adventuring through these blue waters we get to call our backyard and being one with nature will always hold a special place in my heart.
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