Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tarpon Dave Does Alaska!

Sometimes in life you have to ask a friend to step up to the plate and give you a hand. I did just such a thing, I was short a guide at Yes Bay Lodge in SE Alaska and I phoned a couple past guides and asked them to fill in for 30 days or so and the response was poor to say the least, so I turned to my good friend and expert guide, Dave Dant - a premier fishing guide from the St Pete area and he agreed that a little summer vacation to Alaska was just what the doctor ordered. Less than 2 weeks later he was leaving sunny Florida for the cold north of Alaska!

It takes some confidence to leave the fishing waters of your hometown and head off to a totally new area and be expected to perform and catch fish for your guests. I knew Dave would be able to easily make the adjustment, a guide with his fishing ability and knowledge would fall right in place and fish with the best of the guides here and he did!

Less than 24 hours after his arrival in Alaska he was out fishing and catching! Within a week he was out on his own boat with guests and bringing in some real nice fish!!

Dave filled in for a little over 30 days and we greatly appreciated his efforts, so from all of us at Yes Bay Lodge - Thanks for a job well done and we wish you a great fishing time for the remainder of your summer tarpon season in Tampa Bay! And we hope to see you again in Alaska!!

Capt Jim Lucas
Yes Bay Lodge - Alaska

Oh and Dave - Just so you don't forget the view from the dock at Yes Bay Lodge!!

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