WARNING

SALTWATER SPORTFISHING CAN BE HAZARDOUS.

THE CAPTAIN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS.

 

 BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS FOR THOSE TOO YOUNG OR  INEXPERIENCED TO WATCH OUT FOR THEMSELVES

This is the foot of a two year old.  The catfish did a deck flop.  Daddy is a commercial fisherman and should have known better.  USE THE BUCKET

This is what happens when you take a leader wrap, get a loop on your finger and the 150 lb fish decides to leave.    BETTER RESULT WITH A REALLY HEAVY GLOVE??

When a Tarpon jumps, that really heavy rod and stretchy mono load a lot of energy into that sinker and 14/0 hook.  The Tarpon let go in mid flight and this angler successfully blocked the missile assembly coming at his head.  Still won a trip to E/R

AN UNSECURED HOOK IS AN ACCIDENT LOOKING TO HAPPEN

THIS HOOK WAS DRIVEN INTO THE ANGLER'S HAND DURING A RELEASE

ANCHOR ALERTS - AVOIDANCE AREAS

A cable near C-span has snagged several anchors:  N26°  27.559'        W082°  01.971' 

 

There is a pile (hopefully) of 150 feet of 1/4" chain:     N26°  27.246'       W082°  01.534'

between C-span and lighthouse, attached hard to bottom

                                                                                     

here's a couple links to Tarpon in the boat.  how would you protect that 6 year old grand-daughter??

Obviously you wouldn't bring a big shark in the boat.  The rule without regard to size:  no live small sharks in the boat:    https://www.snotr.com/video/4851/Shark_Bites_Fishermans_Hand

KEEP DECKS UNCLUTTERED AND ALL RODS AND EQUIPMENT IN THEIR PROPER LOCATION.  WHEN SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS, IT GETS WORSE IF YOU TRIP AND FALL OR GET STUCK WITH YOUR OWN GAFF

PS WE DON'T USE A GAFF ON TARPON

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WEATHER

GET A LOW LATENCY RADAR APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE.