How to catch a snook at sunset

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IMG_3916A few weeks ago, I went shelling at Blind Pass around sunset. The tide was pretty low, and people were able to wade knee-high into the Pass. I stood on the Sanibel side and was interested in some kids who were playing on the jetty over on the Captiva side – fishing, horsing around, one of them striking a fencing pose with his fishing pole.

All the while, there was a guy in the Pass casting and reeling, casting and reeling. His friend kept encouraging him, even though he wasn’t getting anything. Suddenly, he had a bite! Instead of focusing on the kid, I focused on the Fishing Dude. When he finally reeled it in, he called to his friend, “Man I wish I had a camera!”

“Hey, over here!” I hollered from the shore. “I’ve got a camera!” Whereupon the Fishing Dude held his snook aloft like a trophy and I took the shot.

After they’d clambered out of the water, I asked for Fishing Dude’s email address so I could get the photos to him somehow. I ended up putting them into a set on my Flickr account and sending him the link.

Here’s that set of photos in slide show format, untouched – I didn’t even put a watermark on them, in case Fishing Dude wanted to download any of them. Hope you all enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “How to catch a snook at sunset”

  1. Thank you all, you are very kind! I feel lucky I was in the right position at the right time to capture all of this.

    Anyone who has ever been to Blind Pass knows that this sunset is a daily treat, not to be missed if you are in the vicinity


  2. Fishing Dude was lucky you caught his action that day. Wonder if the kids were fishing on the rock in the background or jumping off?

  3. He was quite the lucky fisherman catching not only the fish but an awesome slide show chronicle of his fishing trip as well it seems 🙂

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