Well folks, our family now has been in charter server for 52 years and we FINALLY did something we have never done before:
A Grand Slam off our home turf… off of the Boynton Inlet.
It just started out…with a LADY ANGLER we had been fishing for 15 years…EDYTHE PICCIONE, who had just passed away at the age of 91...Edythe was a great angler, whom always fished with her son-in-law Paul, on what she condidered her favorite Charter boat, our boat, the Geno IV….her dying wishes were to go fishing one last time, with her family, and Capt. Geno and I…and finally surrender her ashes to the sea….
Well, we did just that and MORE…a gorgeous sunny day memorial turned into a fishing event that probably has NOT occurred on our Coast in over 50 years.
This was not luck, this was not skill, although all of that is important — was this from a higher power? YOU SIMPLY DO NOT ACHIEVE A GRAND SLAM OFF BOYNTON BEACH IN LESS THAN A 3 HOUR PERIOD … without something beyond luck and skill!
People that have a bond with the sea…they know who they are with their passion…and I think it is underestimated. Try to compare it to say, golf or polo.
This just blows us away!!
20 min. into the afternoon troll…there he was…the first Billfish, a white Marlin about 60 lbs … after a 20 min fight … 15 minutes later, a quad – 4 Sailfish hooked up & we caught 3 out of the 4….meanwhile 10 minutes later 2 tuna on the long riggers … and finally … just after getting all my baits out…there was the BIG FAT BASTARD…(Boynton standards) BLUE MARLIN…APPROXIMATELY WEIGHING IN AT 200 LBS! All in about 2 hours? A Grand Slam off of Boynton?