Day 4, Destin. A Redfish Montage … Caught on GoPro cam with New Shimano Rod

Finally a little success … with high winds and dirty water the inshore and kayak fishing has not been much of an option. Last night we walked nearly 2 miles down to the jetty where finally, a little excitement. My new Shimano Terez rod made it VERY fun … lots of fight with that rod.  -bayley

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Reality Fishing

Meet Peter Miller, host of Bass 2 Billfish, lifelong fisherman, (male model), hubby, dad, (Scott’s FB man-crush) and soon to be our gracious host/tour and fishing guide in Fort Myers, FL! After following the show for the last year it’s BEYOND any real comprehension to think that tomorrow we fly out to be on an episode for the upcoming season. Of course we hope to have great success on the water, but really and truly are just thrilled to have the opportunity to get away, experience new things and meet fun new people in parts of the country we’ve never been!!

See more here: http://bass2billfish.com/

Anyone who’s been following us on this thing knows that our life has been a roller coaster over the last couple of years (i’m beginning to realize that probably never changes?!?!?) – this summer starts a whole new chapter for us as Scott is moving away from his landscaping business after 10 years (WOW … more on this later). All this to say this most gracious invitation from Peter to join him on his show could not have come at more opportune time …. sweet sweet timing. God is good!!

Not sure how much we’ll be able to update throughout the week … to be continued!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course i had to get my toes TV ready …

I wanted something appropriate for the occasion and brought in a killer bonefish pic!

This was the result.

It’s not quite what i had in mind but considering you find yourself at the mercy of the artistic skill level of the sweet young lady who has been chosen to huddle at your feet for an hour, I guess it will do!!!! ;-)

7 Years Later … Still fishin’

Sunday Scott & I celebrated our 7 year anniversary as a married couple!! CAN YOU BELIEVE????? I CAN’T!!!!!

We spent the day outside, looking at property in the country (dreaming and plotting our “commune” life ), walking at my most favorite park and fishing the South Harpeth river – thanks to our good friends who granted us river access through their back yard.  The South Harpeth is one of the most protected waters in TN — gorgeous!!!!  Everything we caught was pretty small, no more than a 1lb, but we got loads of them (large mouth, small mouth, red eye, etc …) It was a perfect day;-)

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Special thanks to Tres and Dede for letting us crash their river …

Here’s Tres the week prior on the Caney Fork.

20″ Brown Trout caught on black and orange cicada pattern fly. My fly fishing experiences have not been so fruitful ….  I NEED SOME HELP FROM THIS GUY!!

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Big City Fishin’ … Another Reason Little Brothers are Awesome

I have the best little brother a girl could ask for. Definitely a weirdo, but it works because I’m almost as weird….. !! ;-) Haa!! While a very quiet person, he seems to be a constant source of entertainment for us when he’s home. Of the three kids in our family, he’s in the middle, and a storybook middle child I have to say… quiet, calm and chill (verrrry chill, if you know Coop).

Cooper now lives in DC (I’m always looking for ways to lure him back home …) but he just emailed me this picture (above) of his catch at the Washington Monument – So cool, huh???  Here’s what his email said:

From Coop:

“This summer I’m determined to pull some big fish out of the Potomac on the fly– hopefully some Snakehead and Striper. But this little Perch I caught in the Tidal Basin will do for now. When it comes to big city fishing, it doesn’t get any more scenic than sitting directly in front of the Jefferson Memorial with a view of the Washington Monument. You just gotta watch out for flocks of French school children on your back cast!!  I caught this little guy on a size 4 green and white Clouser– the first Clouser I ever tied!”

Me, Coop & Rocko

My first trip to DC a couple years ago.

A little taste of the ‘weirdo’ side … love him!