DESTINATION :: Fishing South Florida Style


Chip Bunnell PhotographyTo many, a day fishing means finding a quiet lake or stream and enjoy the competition between man and fish.  A simple pole is all that stands between them.  Okay, there’s obviously more to it than that, but you get the feel. In South Florida, a day fishing requires just a bit more equipment. For starters, how about a 35’ offshore boat with inboard diesel engines and a “Tuna Tour” 20 feet above the waterline. Add to it a well-trained captain or very experienced owner, a wide selection of bait and lures and, of course, plenty of beverages to keep you well hydrated. It’s still the competition between man and fish, just with a whole lot more stuff and a little bigger price tag.

One of my favorite places is a marina. I enjoy seeing the various vessels as we prepare for a day on the ocean. The anticipation builds, fueled by the wonder of what we will find. On a recent dive trip I found myself able to simply take in the mood as we got underway for our journey to the Atlantic. The water in the marina was calm and filled with reflections from the boats still at dock. Passing clouds painted an interesting sky with the palm trees flowing high overhead. It was the perfect start to a wonderful day and a reminder of why we call our home paradise. This image was made to capture that moment and feeling.

Single Frame, Processed in LR and Topaz Clarity