I have lots of pictures of the facilities we stayed at and the people involved but no pictures of the fish. With the camera right there, on every catch filming the hook-up, the catch, and the release there was just no time for me to take pictures of the fish. I sure Will, the videographer will send me some pictures and when he does I will post them.
We started last Thursday in Darien where we met Andy Hill, the Owner of Islands of Georgia, where we were ferried out to Eagle Island on his pontoon boat. We used this boat for the first three days to haul us all around the Darien and Sapelo Island area.
The crew (left to right) Ken Whiteing: Producer, Will Richardson: videographer, Andy Hill: Owner of Islands of Georgia, Jim Sammons: the star of the show, and of course I am behind the camera. Also not pictured is Michael Gowan: One of the Owners of Islands of Georgia and Southeastern Adventures Outfitters of St. Simmons Island and Michael also served as our guide for the area.
With the wind blowing and never having fished this area before, locating fish was tough. We did find a few up in the flooded grass behind Sapelo. If you have never stalked reds in the grass you should try it. It was a blast.
My bunk on the Capt. Gabby, there are three rooms with two bunks each. I had my own because I snore and Jim had his own because he is the star.
The Galley on the Capt. Gabby, many a beer was drank here and lots of stories told!
The Captain of the Gabby, Patrick and first mate Chuck.
I am sorry there are no fish pictures...........you'll just have to watch the show in January! I am tired and worn out but I must tell you I would do it again next week.....after some rest. If any of you want to get a group together and go, Andy has told me we can have the pontoon to haul our yaks and of course you should not miss a trip on the Gabby.
I cannot say enough about the fabulous facilities on the island and the Capt. Gabby and also the crew I was with for the week. It is as if I had known Jim, Will and Ken all my life. Of course our passion for this sport made us all brothers. Now for a two day sleep!