Catch Date: 02/29/2016 15:25 PM
Story Date: 02/29/2016 16:35 PM
Location: Key Biscayne FL
Leap Day fishing with my best buddy. We headed back to an area we had been paddle boarding in the morning. After a few casts, two dinghies with cruisers came back to explore the area. We chatted for a bit but I wanted to get back to fishing. Rudely, I cast my line to give them a hint. As they were pulling away I snagged this sucker. So with an audience I attempted to reel him in but didn't have enough drag. Once I figured out how to adjust that on this reel I began reeling him in when all of the sudden the handle on the reel came off. With the fish just 5 feet from the dink I brought him in the rest of the way by hand. The effort was met with wild applause from the peanut gallery.