Sunday, September 07, 2008

sanibel island

i am often traveling on assignment however i always find time for some fun along the way. so after a family wedding in ponte vedra beach, we headed across state and down to sanibel island for a few days. we caught up with family, did some exploring, and enjoyed a day out on the water.

my cousin, capt. rob modys of soulmate charters, is a fishing guide based in the ft. myers/sanibel/captiva island area. we met him early at the boat ramp one morning and he took us to some beautiful places out on the water. my first fish of the day was a nice redfish hooked amongst the mangroves. i've always enjoyed fishing and what fun it is to have a cousin who's a guide. we really didn't want the day to end, unfortunately those typical florida afternoon t'storms forced us to come in off the water.

capt. rob often books charters with couples... it helps being called 'soulmate charters' no doubt! (thanks to his wife jonell for such a fabulous name!). he's fun, laid-back, patient, and he can tell a great story. anthony and i fish together pretty regularly, but this trip was one of my all-time favorites. i hope that more women will consider it. its a good way to spend the day with your soulmate, experiencing beautiful scenery, the excitement of hooking the "big one", or just kicking back. for those planning a honeymoon, anniversary, or just a 'couples' getaway, consider the sanibel area... and taking a fishing trip out with capt. rob... you won't be disappointed :-)

to learn more about our adventures in florida, anthony wrote an article recently published august 16th in the greensboro, nc's "news & record". the printed version was a full-page spread complete with color photos. the online version can be read by clicking on this link: here.


my first catch of the day, a redfish. if only i'd hooked & LANDED that sought after snook. the fish that really got away :-0!



a close up of a redfish also known as red drum. these fish can be also be found in carolina's coastal waters. i hooked one last fall in south carolina on the little river, a fun fish to catch as they put up a pretty big fight



anthony hooked this nice spotted sea trout on the fly rod. rob offers both fly fishing and spin fishing to his clients. i am a bit rusty with the fly rod so i stuck with the spinning rod... maybe next time?


one of the many breathtaking sites we saw that day... a rainbow over the water





after a fun day of fishing... here i am pictured with cousin capt. rob

1 comment:

Rob Modys said...

Hello Cousin!

I have to tell you that JoNell and I really enjoyed yours and Tony's visit down here in the Sunshine State. The fishing was good and company was even better!
Thank you both for a wonderful article and as always the photos are great!
Take care and I'll do my best to put you on that elusive snook the next time we hit the water.

Your cuz,

Captain Rob