March 22, 2004
Rods and reels and bait were provided. Note -- the rods and reels were extremely heavy. The deck hands were very helpful -- taking the fish off the hooks and making sure that the equipment was working properly.
We caught a lot of fish, but unfortunately didn't get to keep many. We caught several red snapper, but the season doesn't open until April 1, so we had to throw them back.
There was a bonus, though. Four dolphins played around the boat, and came up and ate the fish we threw back!!
From journal Panama City Beach Florida