Pollution and over development is rapidly becoming a standard of life. However, the Marls seem to be an exception; within this flourishing ecosystem one can find incredible fishing. We fished almost every morning with unbelievable guides that pointed out fish all day long. Many memories were made on those skiffs that I will never forget, including catching my first bonefish. I was guided by the famed Travis Sands on my first day fishing the world renowned Marls. The sun was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds all day long, while surges of wind made fishing tough. We found refuge fishing behind a mirage like island, where the wind was calmer.
Today while wading the flats, I learned a lot about fishing / sight fishing/ and the experiences around it. It is not just about catching fish but it’s really about soaking in the environment around you and being disconnected from everything.
Throughout my 15 years of life, I have had many amazing experiences that will forever reinstate me. The time I had with the boys and girls in Sandy Shores are those that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.