Every year my family and I go on a trip down south to an Island called Marco Island. The Island is about thirty minutes south of Naples another beach but a larger area. We have been going to Marco Island for 12 years and I just turned 13 years old. My Nana and Papa invite my family and my aunt and uncle with their two children. Every year we have a fishing tournament. We have an award for the most fish caught and the biggest fish. The tournament is more interesting because our rental house has a dock with a canal at the back. The fish I could see were snapper, sheepshead, and catfish. But I also saw some jelly fish and a starfish.
Like always we rent a pontoon boat a go out to this small island to play in the sand and fish. My brother caught a snook and I was jealous because snook is my favorite snook to catch because I have been cautions them since I was about 6 years old. A day later we went on a charter boat to go deep sea fishing. We went on Miss Louise and fished out in the Gulf of Mexico. I caught a lot of snapper and a couple small red grouper. My Dad and Papa caught bigger red grouper and one of them was a 21 inches. At the end of the trip I caught 23 fish and only got to keep about 15 of them to eat. We had fish tacos that night. A couple days later we went to a pier and my Dad caught about a 12 inch shark and was called a bonnethead. At the end of the trip I caught the most fish with 26 and my Papa caught the biggest fish which was the grouper. One of my favorite restaurants at Marco is the sandbar. They serve bunch of small food like mini tacos, mini burgers, wings, mini hotdogs, and they are all good. My brother and I found $5 from quarters in their small arcade. I hope I will have the chance to go back with my family.
I went on another trip to Marco Island. We packed up all of our stuff and drove about 5 hours. But it was worth it. When I got there I unpacked and went to sleep cause it was 10:30.
The next day I went in the pool and unpacked the rest of my stuff. On the back of the house there was a canal that you can fish in. So we started a family fishing contest. We fished and caught some snapper. I caught one we could have saved to eat, but it flopped out of my dad’s hands. A couple days later I went deep sea fishing, but I’ll talk more about that later.
The next day we went on a pontoon boat. All we caught were whitings. The next day just relaxed. After that day my dad threw me in the pool with my pajama’s. Then in a I went kayaking. It was cool cause your really close to the water. After, me and my mom went in the pool again. Then we packed up and left back to go home. It was a great vacation.
I went to Marco Island on vacation for two week. We went fishing a lot, and we went on a big fishing trip, but I already talked about that.
I also went on a air boat ride in the Everglades I saw 6 gators it was really fun.
this is me holding a gator in the Florida Everglades.
This a gator that we saw on the air boat.
And we went to the craft store and made crafts we went to the beach and saw really big shells.
We like to ride around too,looking for big houses and gopher turtles.
This is one really big house. It’s actually two houses connected by a garage.
We like going in the pool. Fish off a pier. And went mini golf. It was a really fun time and we have been going there for 10 years. There was also owls near by too.
This is when I went deep sea fishing.
These are owls in a nest in Marco.
this is the sign of the gopher tortoise
I’m in Marco Island on vacation for two weeks and one day I went deep sea fishing. I went with my dad and Papa.
Papa and Brendan.
We caught a lot of red grouper and snapper. We caught 19 Snapper that we could eat. We took it all home and ate it for dinner.
Brendan catches a red grouper off the coast of Marco Island.
During the last 15 minutes of our boat ride, I caught something every time I threw the line in. It is my third time ever going deep see fishing. We went 9 miles off the coast. When we first got out there, it was really wavy.
Then it got better. I think I caught the most fish.