It’s official. We did it. We will be fishing in Louisiana for overall Team of the Year amongst the other Divisional Teams of the Year.
I think it says a lot about the Vantage, considering this award is about consistency, and we had to fish three different places to get these points. We fished flooded grass in Fernandina and Jacksonville, shallow mud flats in Fernandina, and shallow duck ponds in the Banana River. The coolest part was running 55 miles from Titusville, around the Mather’s bridge, all the way up to Cocoa Beach, then had to get in some skinny water to catch our fish, then having more than enough fuel to make the run home. We could have ran through the barge canal and saved about 30 miles, but we had the speed, and elected to use it. There are not many other boats out there that can make that run as fast as we did, then fish shallow when you get there. Speed, ride, draft is what it’s all about. And although there are some boats out there that are faster, and some boats out there that can get a little shallower, there aren’t any that can combine the two like the vantage, and be so close to the speed of the fastest boat on the tour, and have a draft as close to the shallowest boats on the tour. Seeing the Vantage win Team of the Year for Florida East we have a lot of people on the tour asking me about it.