On the phone with Amy I asked about how long she had been fishing. It seems she's every bit -- maybe more if possible -- as in love with our blessed sport as any of us, and certainly as much as her husband Louis. "Since I can remember" was her response. It's interesting how many different sportsfolks say that. Granted -- you can become addicted as an adult (it's that first free 'hit' that hooks you, I think), but an overwhelming percentage of us got into our sport as children, and were taught by those family members and friends we most trusted and loved being with. That connection with the water is a connection with our beloved oftentimes.
Amy and a shark friend that many large men would hesitate to pet. The smile on the bride's face is priceless. A lot of angers on Greg Poland's trips end up with smiles on their faces and memories of a lifetime. This is sure one of them.
I hope that Amy and Louis get to read this story about that first few weeks together, and how getting on Poland's boat added to an adventure that's only just starting.
The end of a very, very cool day on the water with one of America's true fishing resources, and the start of a lifelong fishing trip :) Anglers Louis and Amy Fantasma on Captain Greg Poland's boat after an incredible day in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World.
Anglers Louis & Amy Fantasma