Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You Need A Boat To Follow The Fish

Video Introduction by William L. Gills aka Bos'n Bill

Most boaters at one time or another break out the angling gear and follow the fish wherever they might be lurking.  Some boaters do it all the time, its the reason they own a boat; the boat is about the fish.

Waterline Media TV has put together a fly fishing video which follows the migration of tarpon around the backwaters of Florida.  A large silvery fish with scales the size of half dollar mirrors weighing between 80 to 280 lbs (36 to 127 kgs) migrate each summer up the east coast, USA as far as Virginia and into and around the Gulf Coast.

"Riding High - A Season on the Fly" with its beautiful graphics, imagery and cinematography puts you in the exciting hunt along with seasoned fly fisherman.  I warn you though, it contains some irreverent humor and salty language, so if you decide to view the video anyway, consider yourself forewarned.  In spite of the language it's well worth the trip for the adventure alone. A tribute to those who love to fish, live to fish!

Double click on the video to immerse yourself in the action.

William L. Gills aka Bos'n Bill, webmaster of this site, is the author of the book Lubber's log, published by Llumina Press; a boating journal and adventure story of the author's first time experiences in the preparation, maintenance and piloting of a new, unfamiliar boat. 


  1. This article, especially the photo, is an inspiration. The clear water is so inviting and the picture of a fish getting caught is priceless. Very beautiful!

  2. Thank you "paddle boats". My inspiration here was exactly what you captured. I love the beautiful pool-like waters of Florida and the Caribean with the white sand beaches and green/blue water. It seems so calm and safe and inviting. I'm a boater to be sure in any waters, but love the allure of the tropics, don't you?