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Fishing with an Expert

Tarpon Springs has the Anclote River and many waterways leading to the gulf. The engineers from Aric's company had a little retreat this past week, and they decided to take advantage of our proximity to the water by hiring a guide to take them fishing.

Here's how one of the engineers, Dave, described the trip:

"After a last minute cancellation of a fishing charter we had booked, we were in a scramble to find someone available to take a crew of 4 out fishing. I found Captain Dustin Hilliard through a google search and he quickly responded to my message of interest. We were quickly setup and ready for a 4 hour charter. He communicated really well, indicating the best time and location to meet, working with the tides and rush of Saturday boat traffic. He also went out early for live bait, which really made the day (greenbacks!). Captain Dustin listened to our “wish list” of fish, but also guided us to other species in order to provide the most opportunity and excitement for the day. We fished 3 main spots, and each one was improved from the previous. We caught jacks, trout, Spanish mackerel, lady fish, sharks, and more! It was a great day, and I highly recommend Captain Dustin!"

Naturally, they took some pictures to document the day:

If you're interested in hiring the same captain, here's his information: Captain Dustin Hilliard

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