Friday, April 22, 2011

Pine Island Catch Of The Week: Franklin Chen's Big Ladyfish


New York angler Franklin Chen caught the best fish of the week on my boat with this beautiful ladyfish that hit a floating shrimp in Matlacha Pass.  After landing this 18-inch trophy and posing with it for these photos, 7-year old Franklin insisted that the ladyfish was released to grow bigger and possibly get caught again next year.  It's great to fish with a young man who is such a good angler and a conservationist at the same time.  Way to go, Franklin.