As a southern sunglasses company, we're as happy fly fishing the Chattahoochee River as we are deep sea fishing off the coast of Alabama. In fact, we recently took our floating sunglasses to Gulf Shores for a deep sea fishing trip that we'll always remember. Yes, there were amberjack. Yes, there were sharks. No, no one lost their shades.
Right now, I want to share with you a few of our favorites moments from that trip. It started with a friend who launched a hydroponic farm there several years ago and makes some of the best lettuce this side of the Atlantic. I'm not kidding, it's amazing and it will change the way you think about salad.
On our first visit we caught more than 150 pounds of red snapper. This time, they weren't in season so the hunt began with thinking through which fish to go for. Our intention was to avoid the trigger fish and cat fish and go straight for the groupers and do some sport fishing with the amberjacks (they put up a fight!).
Victoria catches her first fish and isn't quite sure if she likes it yet.
Carson just realized she has a huge Amber Jack on the line and this is going to take a fight...
Jay shows off a beautiful Amber Jack after a big fight.
The most experienced fishermen on the boat takes the reigns and shows us all how it is does. Look at that form.
Clearly there are many more fish in the sea...we just need to keep looking and keep working. #lifelessons
Ahem, I mean beer break.
I couldn't resist getting in on the action. This might look ok but wait until you see what's next.
No really. An 8 foot (maybe?) shark comes up to see what the fuss is all about and puts an end to the party real quick.
Our new frenemie stops to take a selfie with his new best bud. Truly, I mean no offense here but watching nature's food chain at work never ceases to amaze me. One moment on a fish line and the disadvantage didn't leave the Amber a chance.
As with all great fishing trips the time has come to pack in the gear and head home.
The trip home is foreboding and a little more intense than the way out there. Thank you radar for safe navigation tips.
The trip ends with a bang. Fret not my friends. Not 5 minutes later we were safely ashore and ready for a drink and to check out the pictures from the trip.
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Description:Gulf Shores brings up memories of childhood fishing trips. Classic times with family being free and connecting with the outdoors. The best pair to add to the mix for a trip like this that balances friends, family and action in a laid back environment would have to be the Anhingas Tortoise Marine. The lenses match the sea adventures and the Anhingas style is the perfect mix of adventure and fashion. Some things never go out of style.
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