I love running charters and putting people on fish. Every trip is fun! But each year there is always one or two anglers who truly stand out... this year it was Dillon and Trevor. We had tried to shoot a Hook the Future episode with these guys in the summer of 2011 for Kingfish, but we just din't get enough quality fish for a show before bad weather started blowing in, then we tried again last winter only to get rained out, So finally we have Trevor, Dillon the cameras and this time plenty of fish! These guys are ready!
Dillon's attitude towards life with the daily obstacles he has to face as a high functioning quadriplegic is just inspiring... and he doesn't stop there! This guy doesn't just fish, he plays rugby, has been surfing and water skiing, Nothing can stop him! With the support of his family he rises to every challenge. Trevor is pretty special too! He's always there for Dillon. Helping out with everything.
We have become such a spoiled society, and take so much for granted....fishing with these guys sure makes me look hard at the blessings I have.
The fish were chewing ...
40" red, 42" a double header, get the shot, reel, reel reel!
Slimy 5's everywhere! Talk about exciting! At one time Trevor reels 6 or 7 big reds in, one after another with no break!
Dillon was up front putting every fish he fought in the boat!
What a memory! What a lesson those boys gave me on the boat that day... So for everyone out there living the Salt Life... know how valuable those memories are!