MARCH 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE
Article By Capt. Dean Monroe
USCG Licensed & TPWD Certified
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE -
MAKING MEMORIES ON THE WATER
Like they say, it's another day in paradise every day I
am on the water. 2013 was an awesome year for fishing and I have to say,
there were a few favorite days on the water. Trips with the ladies or at
least a couple of gals with guys are pure fun because they are so care
free, they laugh a lot and have themselves an outstanding time fishing!
They make their own memories with this great attitude...David and Mary for
instance - the two on the left (below) have been fishing with me for
20 years. They always bring new friends and show them a good time. Mary
has fired me a couple of times because I got a little intense about
putting them on the fish - she is laidback and just wants to have fun, so
she is like my life trainer for "how to relax and not being quite as
intent on the fishing part and sparking up the fun part! I have
mellowed out due to her help over the years, so big thanks to Mary!
We got lucky that day and caught some big ol'
black drum, and as you can see in the photo above, a couple of Gaff tops.
It's all good fun and good eating. David and Mary - like many of my
customers - laugh a lot but it is especially funny when David starts
singing a little tune "Daniel Boone was a man... was a big man" only
he changes the words to say " Dean Monroe was a man, was a fisher man, but
the red was bigger so he ran like a chicken to the sea. His singing
sets the stage for hilarity and we can't stop laughing about it still!
("David you are a Scallywag - your the best!") And then
there's Nugget, my Little dog...yes, that me with Nugget above. He's
my best buddy ad we kinda look alike -
only he has more hair than I do...ha ha! He's a
blessing and a joy to own!
So here is another favorite story that I call "Hanging
out with the Krumms"! After all these years I am not sure
if the name has two m's or one, so my apologies if I didn't get it spelled
right.....Anyway, these guys are fun as heck and we always whack the fish.
They have been known to pass the flask around for a "Good Catchin' Toast
when they've caught some trophy-size redfish. It's always a crazy
and unpredictable day with them and of course that's part of the fun -
making memories on the water. In fact some trips we never know what
to expect - so we all spend a lively and great time together!
I'll take the Krumms out fishing - any day and. I am sure to see them
again in June this year. Bottoms up!
I know these might not be interesting stories, but getting to know my
customers - some over many years - is all part of the joy of being a
fishing guide. They become like family to me and I wouldn't trade my
job for any thing else! But wait a minute - room for one more
story....what would life be without Rob and Chale. (Yep its not Charlie,
it's Chale.) Might have it off a bit but thank God they are forgiving.
Here are Rob and Chale and of course Nugget (below) having a good ol' time
fishing! When we catch one we throw it in the floor for Nugget to
chase for awhile, oh yea and gets kicked overboard now and then by
accident...(Or is it?)!!! Every boat around knows when we have
fish coming in, because Nugget tells the world by barking and raising
cane. Shhhhh Nugget - don't give it away!
In closing, fishing is about the experience of chasing
and catching fish, but most of all it is about making memories with
friends and family and spending time on the water! My motto?
Eat, drink and be fishy! I hope you enjoyed my article because I
sure liked sharing some of the fun I have working with y'all. There
isn't enough space in this article to share all the great memories I have
as a professional fishing guide for the last 22 years, I wish there was!
But do note that 2014 promises to bring a fantastic fishing season from
now til way-after Labor Day so come on down and go fishing with me and
Kiss a fish. I
love you all. Stay tuned.
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(361) 790-5250 OR 361-790-3364
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