Saturday, October 17, 2009

Good Times, Strange Fish...

This morning, some of my best friends and I went out to mosquito lagoon to do some flats fishing. Despite the angry seas and 15mph winds we had an excellent day on the water. For the past decade I have made it a point to consider very carefully who I spend my time with. The guys in the picture below are at the top of my list. They lift me up and make me laugh. They encourage and challenge me to be a better man. And if all of that wasn't enough, they also go fishing with me. I can only hope to return to them the same.
The only thing better than all of that is having a wife that genuinely encourages you to get out with the guys and go fishing every now and then. Just one of the many reasons I sure do love my wife.
It was downright chilly when we started out this morning. I mean, really cold. When I left the house, I thought for sure my umbros and t-shirt would be sufficient. I was wrong.
This is a photo of the guys around 7am on our way out to the honey hole:
Around 11:30-12:00 the sun started peeking out and stuff started moving. I took a picture of the following fish because I have never before caught, seen, or heard of anyone catching a fish like this until today. Does anyone know what this is? We declared it to be some sort of devilish lizard fish. To give you some perspective, the lure stuck in its filthy mouth is 5 inches long...



7 comments:

Mark Beeson said...

Awesome report on a great day with good friends. I loved reading this post!

I'm guessing the fish is a big mature INSHORE LIZARDFISH / Synodus foetens.

Check it out and see what you think.
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?shapeID=1000&curGroupID=3&lgfromWhere=&curPageNum=1

Aaron said...

After further review and examination, I think Dad is exactly right! Nice work, Dad.

amberWIRE said...

This devilfish is giving me nightmares!

Sheila said...

How cold was it??? 68 degrees? Whew, I was worried about your frigidness... Just kidding. Cold is relative when you reside in Florida. :)

Josh Hunter said...

That thing is disgusting. You should have mounted it and sent it to your worst enemy.

Nic said...

I'm pretty sure this is mentioned in Revelation

Nic and Jen said...

that looks like a dinosaur fish. creepy.