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Stranded Pilot Whales in Fort Peirce Florida

Fort Peirce and Mullet Run 2012, Stranded Pilot Whales in Fort Peirce Florida

As usual I have had a busy last few days and this is quick update.

Thursday I drove over to Lakeland Florida to shoot a video for Breathe Like a Fish.. they are coming out with some new colors as well as the new “Breathe Like A Bass” line of their apparel.

Here is a sneak peak of a phone photo during the shoot.

Immediately following the shoot I drove over the Ft. Peirce to fish with Patrick Sebile of Sebile lures and a couple of his friends. The mullet run is starting to happen and I was trying to catch a glimpse of it.

Though the bite was slow however I did manage to catch 2 Permit on the Sebile Fast Cast. Yes, it’s pretty lucky… but then again we had live crabs and we did not get a bite on them.

I also got a chance to swim with my first Goliath grouper.

Cool Moon set shot I got as we headed out towards the inn let.

The 2nd day we did get a nice snook at 31″ .. btw: this is the east coast and snook season opens up Sept. 1st.

With winds up we called it an early day and packed it in about noon.

While we were eating lunch we got word that the there were 20 pilot whales that beached themselves in Ft. Peirce. It was only 4 miles from where we were so I decided to go by there and check it out.

Sadly only 5 of the 22 whales survived.

Read more about it here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/02/beached-whales-survivors-florida_n_1850658.html

Raw Video I shot of the incident: