Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spanish Fever

Well Spring Break is over at Panama City Beach, but now its Spanish Mackerel season. The Spanish are running in high numbers and fisherman are easily catching their daily bag limits every day. Folks are going out in boats trolling and fishing along shorelines at points where the mackerel like to travel. So everyone here at the park has "Spanish Fever". Boats are coming and going all day and fisherman are flocking in high numbers to "Sandy Point", an area at St Andrews State park where the Spanish fishing is great. Its quite a hike along Grand Lagoon to get to Sandy Point, but the fisherman make that hike off and on all day long in search of the Spanish. We are no different. We have caught our fair share. Rocco has done both boat and shore fishing for the Spanish and has actually caught most from shore. He is fishing at Sandy Point right now along with two other volunteers. I have fished the last two days with him and needed a break. Last night I cooked so much Spanish on the grill with peppers and onions that I had enough to share with all the other volunteers and a Michigan couple camping here at the park. It was so sweet, flaky and tasty, no wonder the fisherman are flocking to the Gulf to catch the Mackerel while they are here.

Friday, April 9, 2010


We had visitors to our campsite Tuesday. Rocco's daughters, Kimberly and Corinne came to see us. So we also got to visit with Rocco's grandson, BRAYDEN. He is 3 and a half months old now. It is only our third time getting to see him, so we were real glad they came. We got a bag of oysters while they were here and ate both raw and baked on the grill oysters. YUMMY.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I can hardly believe it, It actually was SNOWING this morning when we got up. Our tent was covered. It was just in the 70's yesterday and we were laying out at the beach and working on our tans. This is the craziest thing I have ever seen in my life anywhere, especially FLORIDA. And they say global warming is a problem. We are all bundled up and trying our best to keep warm. It has practically shut down Panama City Beach.................................... APRIL FOOLS. (looks like a geat Beach day here)