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Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:00

Heroes On The Water Tampa Bay

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Heroes On The Water Tampa Bay Photograph by Bill Howard

The Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water held its first event this past Saturday at beautiful Fort Desoto Park, St Petersburg Florida. Our honored guest for the day was Don Floyd and his wife Donna. Don retired from the US Army in 1999. He saw one of our flyers at the VA and decided to give us a call. I’m sure glad he did. While this fishing was not all that great, I do believe our guests had a great time out on the water.

For your safety we recommend that you always wear a Coast Guard approved life vest while on the water.

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HOW guy kayak fishing

While the fishing wasn’t stellar, the scenery was.

HOW Comorant

As it was our first event, it was only fitting that Donna caught her first saltwater trout.

HOW Donna Trout

After a rough start to our chapter, I do believe we are off on the right foot. Look for more and bigger events in 2012.


 

About the Author: Bill Howard is a Pro Staff Member at Yakangler.com, as well as Malibu Kayaks. He is also on the Columbia Sportswear Pro Team. Bill is an avid photographer and writer, contributing to numerous websites and publications in the Tampa Bay area. In 2008 he completed a 17 day, 129 mile trip around Tampa Bay raising nearly $4000 dollars for the American Heart Association. He is also a board member for the Tampa Bay Chapter of Heroes on the Water.

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