Pensacola Beach Marina shortly after sunrise. The group of military men and women going out today will be arriving soon. This fishing trip is an annual event as part of the Military Appreciation Month.
Our group is comprised of young men and women from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy.
Major James Knell (USMC, ret.) works very hard on this event: "I expect to see fish this long when you get back this afternoon!"
I really thought Ruby Mullins (Coast Guard) was going to end the day with the 'Most Caught' prize, but Rebecca Kieke (Navy) managed to beat her out by a fin.
Jose Barrientos admiring his beautiful Amberjack which eventually won him the 'Biggest Fish' trophy and prize.
Incredible as it sounds, we frequently had an escort of lively porpoises who've gotten very adept at snatching our fish right off the hook!