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Saturday, 07 June 2014 11:09

Last Light, Last Day

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This was my friend Brooks Beatty on the last day of one of the windiest weeks I have ever had of fishing. We fought constant gusts and steady wind for 7 days straight in the Florida Keys. The last 2 hours of our last day the wind stopped and the water became like glass. You could see fish pushing across the flats all the way to the horizon. I had just released a small lemon shark and turned around to see Brooks floating through this patch of light with his permit crab at the ready. I grabbed the camera and shot a few then went back to chasing a group of fish pushing the flat in front of me. Every time I see this picture I think of the beating we took for the week and the blessing we got in seeing what a perfect evening in the Keys looks like. This 2 hour window is what makes me want to go back and try again!
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Chris Funk

Chris Funk is an avid outdoorsman and rabid photographer. He tells folks his life revolves around 6 "F"s, his Faith,Family,Fur,Fins,Feathers and Fotography. He paddles all over the Southeast with his bride Angie and son Ethan. They fish for any critter that will tighten a line and it doesn't matter if it is with conventional gear, fly gear or bowfishing gear. He and his son are on the Jackson kayak fishing team and the whole family helps with an awesome group called Paddle4Tomorrow that gets people with special needs out for a day of paddling.

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