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Deep Sea Fishing in Destin

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While we were on vacation in Florida, Jacob and I went deep sea fishing with my father and brother-in-law and two of my brother-in-law’s friends. We had to meet at the docks at 5:30 a.m., but the early morning wake up call was worth it for views of the sunrise from the harbor.

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It was just the six of us on the boat, plus the captain and his first mate/deck hand. We fished for bait as a little rain shower passed through and kept us cool.

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I may have cracked open my first beer at approximately 6:35 a.m. When in Rome, right?

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After we had caught enough bait, we upgraded our poles and trolled around for schools of bigger fish. After a few tries, we found a sweet spot and things got intense. We caught our limit of 12 red snapper in about 15 minutes. It was crazy!Destin08Destin10 destin-28-2

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After we got back to the marina, we posed for cheesy photos with our bounty and watched our crew clean the fish. Destin16Destin18Destin19

We got to keep the fish too – Jacob and his brother broiled the snapper in blackening seasoning and served it over cheesy grits and cajun vegetables with sausage. It was divine.

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This was my (and everyone else’s) first time to go deep sea fishing, and it was SO much fun. We did a five hour trip, and while it was a little pricey, I can’t wait to do it again.

Have you ever been deep sea fishing? Any other crazy water activities I should try?

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