We were wading across the point of an island when we spotted stingrays swimming around us in the gin-clear water (pretty safe unless you step on one) - I looked up & butterflies were flying around us - a really magical moment & one I'll remember for a long time.
Back in the surf today and it was full of baitfish, you could see the mullet swimming through the clear waves. I managed to land two hard fighting jack crevalle - another new species added to the list. And a cast to a passing lemon shark was also picked up.
A new PB finetooth shark was a real bonus, at 4'10" it's a whopper for the species. An then something very heavy picked up the 'jack rod' - a real tug-of-war for 45 minutes as I gradually pulled an unseen monster to the beach - a new PB stingray about 120lb - what a day!
My first ever jack crevalle - beauty.
Jack number two - only small, they get up to about 50lb.
Pibb and shore coconut - I'm ending the Pibb silliness now.
Lovely lemon shark - spotted in the surf & chucked a bait to her.
New PB finetooth shark - 4'10" - about as big as they get.
New PB stingray - 120lb of pure fight - back breaking on 25lb line.