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As I returned frommy trip to Guatemala, I knew when I got to LouisianaI had to go and convince Capt. Gary that we have got to come up with a way to getlicensed captains to <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_0 class=yshortcuts>Guatemala for FREE! I enjoyed my trip so much that I felt every person thatworks in the charter boat industry day in and day out would surely appreciate a trip like this to Guatemala.</DIV></DIV>Here is whatI did:::::I went down to do a little work on the <SPAN id=ecxlw_1266423388_1 class=ecxyshortcuts><SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_1 class=yshortcuts>Strike Zone.Which ended up a vacation. The temperatures there were so much different from the winter snow and ice storm that we are expecting to get in <SPAN id=lw_1266888903_2 class=yshortcuts>Louisiana over the next few days. I arrived to ninety degree weather and all the sunshine that you could ever want. Needless to say I am sun burned and having to suffer through it now.</DIV>I worked on the boat the afternoon I arrived and that evening sat around with my new friends and had a few gallo's (cold beers) and just hung with the crews of the boats.And then <SPAN id=ecxlw_1266423388_2 class=ecxyshortcuts><SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_3 class=yshortcuts>on Thursday, I just had to go on a sea trial! Well my idea of sea trial is different than most, I ended up with dolphin jumping on the left long and two rooster fish being released. we were only 30 yards from the beach. We fished for about a hour and then headed in for a bite to eat and to get the boat ready for the tournament that was the next day. Then I had the opportunity to fish with the crew and anglers that were fishing theNational Tournament. The group of anglers and the crew of the Strike Zone have previously won the first leg of the tournament the weekend before. We stayed up that evening rigging baits and making sure all the tackle was ready. <SPAN id=ecxlw_1266423388_3 class=ecxyshortcuts><SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_4 class=yshortcuts>Friday morning we set out to see how many sailfish we could catch. I was all excited causeI have only been able to watch the wind blow and make sure the pilings didn't floataway for the past few months in Louisiana. So a chance to be on a boat that get to fish in warm weatherand calm seas in February I was in! Out we set to find the sails. We ran only23 miles, we shut down at 8:30am and put the teasersout and at8:35am we released the first one. I just knew it was going to be like popcorn popping with these sail jumping out of the water all day , butI was wrong, we went through a little lull. Which is enough time to rig more baits and get ready for another flurry.During the trip we ran across a school of tuna and boy did the small part of LouisianaCoon Ass come straight out of me in a hurry. I jumped down in the cockpit and began to chum these fish and all anglers had yellow fins on and a box full soon proceeded. After having our fill of catching,we got back to the sails. Capt. <SPAN id=ecxlw_1266423388_6 class=ecxyshortcuts><SPAN id=lw_1266888903_5 class=yshortcuts>Hercules decided to make a little run to the north about five miles to get into some more action. The move was a good call, we only had three releases prior to the move. We fished until lines out at three o'clock and finishedthe day with12 sailfish being releasedon the first day of the tournament and it was considered a very,very slow day. Later that evening we ate tuna and hung out on the dock and talked about the day. We found out that we were in second for the tournament and that we were only two fish out of first. <SPAN id=ecxlw_1266423388_7 class=ecxyshortcuts><SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_6 class=yshortcuts>On Saturday as the anglers were arriving to the boat I was taking my bags off the boat and getting ready to return to <SPAN id=ecxlw_1266423388_8 class=ecxyshortcuts><SPAN id=lw_1266888903_7 class=yshortcuts>Guatemala City and head back home. I had to sit on the dock and watch as my boat left the dock without me on it, and knowing what we just did yesterday I was heart broken that I couldn't go too. Once back in the states, I found out that the Strike Zone had taken over the first place position and had won the tournament two weekends in a row. Congrats goes out to the crew of the Strike Zone and Capt. Hercules. We still have two more weekends in the tournament, but Iknow Capt. Hercules will be on top.</DIV></DIV>I have been holding on to this report andconvincing Capt Gary to send licensed captains on a vacation for free before posting andI want to be the first to invite all charter fishing captains all over the states to come on a vacation!</DIV> </DIV>Call Capt. Kevin Aderhold <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_8 class=yshortcuts>(504) 382-2108 or Capt. Gary Bonanno <SPAN style="BORDER-BOTTOM: #0066cc 1px dashed; CURSOR: hand" id=lw_1266888903_9 class=yshortcuts>(225) 279-3800</DIV></DIV></DIV><SPAN id=lw_1266888903_10 class=yshortcuts>WWW.strikezonecharters.net<SPAN class=squiggly title="To see spelling suggestions, click this word">http://www.strikezonecharters.net/</DIV></DIV>Celebrating over 21 years in the charter business</DIV>
 

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I thank you for an awesome post. The area you are fishing is pure p#ssY ... Keep on catchin em!!!!
 

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OMG.. I let fishing passion ram against decency... sorry for the foul.
 
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