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A Seagull Bit My Finger

On this past cold and windy (15-20 knots) Monday, March 18th, the Waves fishing clinic set off on a regularly scheduled offshore fishing clinic.  There were 4 members and our own dock staff Trevor, who was running this great and popular boating social event. They left Waves Boat Club bright and early on this cool and unpredictable day from our Bradenton, Florida location.  They were on a Waves club boat; a 21' Proline center console with a 200 4X Yamaha.  They headed 6.5 miles offshore from Longboat Pass into the Gulf of Mexico hoping to find some fish!

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On their way to their fishing destination, they saw a plethora of Florida sea life such as sea turtles and birds.  Once they arrived at their charted location there was no bad visibility however, it was rough all right!    Fortunately, everyone was in good spirits and ready to find some fish. 

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With the use of a Lowrance GPS and the expert fishing skills of Trevor they  were able to find the right spot. They caught Gray Snapper, Grouper, Porgies and Remora.   

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They also, unfortunatelycaught a Seagull!!!!!  While helping the Seagull get free he got (understandably so) very scared and/or angry and bit one of the passengers on his finger!  He didn’t even squawk (neither the seagull nor the member, ha ha).  Luckily no person or gull was hurt.  It started to rain a bit and they headed back…happy, with a little more fishing knowledge and a new respect for Seagulls.