The Sportsman’s World: March 30, 2012

by Leon Archer

Big catch – The Sportsman’s World columnist Leon Archer displays the Spanish mackerel he caught dureing a recent fishing expedition in Florida. The mackerel weighed about 4 pounds.

I missed getting a column in last week because I just got too busy, and by the time I realized it, my deadline had come and gone.

That’s not a good thing! We have our four “boys” down here, plus four grandchildren, and we have been going, going, going.

Monday, we got in a bit of fishing, but mainly we gathered a big bucket of oysters. Tuesday the guys and I were out fishing all day. We caught lots of lady fish, and a good number of silver trout. We added a few gaff-topsail catfish, and yours truly caught a nice Spanish mackerel about 4 pounds.

We also caught several blue crabs while we were fishing. Most of them were females, but we ended up with six keepers just the same.

Wednesday was a family day. We slept in and then hit the beach. It was a great day for everyone. The kids got to use their boogie boards and build sand castles while the rest of us just kind of relaxed.

To read the rest of the column, pick up a copy of The Valley News

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