Recently I did a fishing charter for snook in the Fort Myers area with the Wold family. Ryan Wold is a great guy from MN . Ryan is the Branch Manager and a Financial Advisor in the Edina, Mn branch of Raymond James and Associates. Ryan has been fishing with me before and owns a condo in Fort Myers, FL. Ryan mentioned on our last trip that he would like to bring his two sons down to have a father/son adventure.
The day was set and I met Ryan, Graham age 13, and Keegan age 11 at the dock with bait tanks full. After seeing what the boys wanted for the day we were off to fish the Islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Neither son was big fishermen but they are competitive Skeet shooters.
Dad strikes first with a nice Trout and avoids having to pay one of his son’s for the first fish but then the boys start smok’n their dad. One after another the Snook kept coming to the boat with one of the boys hook in his mouth. Graham brings in the nicest Snook (28 inches) after a long and tough battle. The bite slowed and we were off to another adventure.
Later we were at a secret Grouper hole and the action started with Trout, Ladyfish and multiple Grouper. Keegan had his eyes on a large baitfish in the well and asked what we could catch with it. Shark, I replied, and he lit up. After minutes in the water, the bait did its job, but the hook did not. Bait gone, shark gone. Moments later, Dad had a hard hit and fish on. Keegan’s shark.
Great day with a father and his boys!
About Blake Matherly
Captain Blake Matherly is a full time Spin and Fly Fishing guide. Captain Blake holds a United States Coast Guard 50 Ton Master License. Your Captain is fully insured and supplies a Florida Fishing License for all clients. He is a member of numerous Pro Guide programs including, G Loomis, Temple Fork, DOA Fishing Lures, Bauer Fly Reels, Power Pole, Calusa Cast Nets, Patagonia, and Columbia.