You see, Paul and the gang are not allowed to remove the packaging sticker on any freshly purchased rod until they catch a “keeper”. It can become a little embarrasing after a while fishing with a rod that has that ugly plastic wrapper covering the cork handle. On this trip Paul lost a giant snook at the boat early on and then landed a beautiful snook that was just undersized. Then he had a bit of a dry streak he had to endure. So when, he landed this “keeper” snook it was a joyous moment. His friends will miss giving him a hard time about the sticker but they couldn’t help but cheer as this beauty came aboard and provided a great dinner for the crew.
Here's Paul with his snook that was just short of being a keeper. When we released this fish a giant dolphin came from under the boat and gobbled it down right in front of our eyes. Too bad about the snook but what an incredible sight.