Florida Fishing In Great Shape Despite Hurricane Irma Damage
By: Ian Nance
Hurricane Irma devastated many areas in Florida, affecting homes, lives and fishing ' However, the fishing is still great despite the damage
On Sept. 1, 2017, Capt. Bobby Woodard, his girlfriend Anna Ford and their pets moved from Auburndale to Key West so Woodard could fulfill his dream of being a fishing guide in the Florida Keys.
After five years of building his own charter business fishing the inshore waters of Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor, Woodard accepted an offer to work for Capt. Steven Lamp’s Dream Catcher Charters (www.dreamcatchercharters.com). Right when his plan was coming together, nature threw the couple – and the rest of Florida – a nasty curve.
“After settling into our apartment, I had to return to our home in Polk County for a brief time to tend to some unfinished business,” said Woodard. “On the evening of September 5, I called Anna to see how her first day at work went. She informed me her day was good but came home to a mandatory evacuation notice on the door of our apartment due to the approaching Hurricane Irma.”
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