On Monday, 1 February, Frank Bellizio, Dick Arndt, Mike Spanhel, Dave Cuddeback, and Dave Taylor climbed aboard SEAS THE MOMENT for a day of fishing N W of Hudson. On our way out of the marina, the SHOOT ME crew ( of T V fame ) called out to us “ not to stop before 50 feet” The Gulf was glass smooth as we ran out to our first stop at 45 feet. The water was clear but yielded no grouper-lots of black bass. Subsequent stops up to 75 feet showed lots of fish but still mostly black bass and squirrel fish. Perhaps the fish gods were waiting for the official start of our annual tournament. Overall it was a great day exchanging stories and being on the water.