Red Snapper Fishing on July 19, 2015© Photos Posted by Mark Miller © Hi-Res Source
This was a Fishing Charter by Mark Floore with his family, Angela, Caymen, and London along with her boyfreind Chandler. We hooked up on some Red Snapper along with a few Vermillion and White Snapper. We also shot a few lionfish. What the Gallery doesn't show is the Storm we hit coming back in. Just as we crossed the Horn Island Bar, we were greeted by a South Bound Storm that was spawning a waterspout right next to the boat. The water was swirling and lifting up into the air. Then the 50 mph winds started and we began taking waves over the bow. We turned more side-sea and still took them over the side. Water in the vessel was a big problem as we had 3 bilge pumps going and 2 five gallon buckets. We got a fourth 2000 gph pump out of the cabin to help as well. We put on life jackets and made a distress call to the Coast Guard to give our position and to listen out for us. We got thru it, but it was a humbling experience. Gotta respect Mother Nature.