"500 Mile Fishing Challenge-Travel by Boat Series"
In May, Lee Cepero of Trophy Taker Outdoors and Dave East challenged other anglers to make a 500 mile run from Port St. Lucie down the coast, across to Okeechobee, to Ft. Myers, the Everglades, the Keys, Boca and back up the East Coast to Port St. Lucie in a 500 Mile Fishing Challenge, traveling by water only. We will air this series beginning August 21st as part of our Travel by Boat Series.
The journey began May 16th around the bottom half of Florida. It was a hard core fishing trip that contained all the typical TTO fun. While Lee showed the diversity of the fishing and cruising that the state has to offer, he also challenged others to see how many different species of fish could be caught along the route, both freshwater and saltwater, with a little diving also. Also making the journey was Dave East, former Boating Editor of the Florida Sportsman and former Host of Best Boat and former Host of Project Dreamboat.
Each X on the chart indicates where the crew stopped for the evening to meet with a local guide to chart the next day’s course.
The upcoming series will feature provisions, trip preparations, how the boat was outfitted, fishing info, accommodations, fuel stops and more, so someone who wants to make the same trip, or any leg of the trip, will have all of the information they need. While weather became a factor, TTO pushed through while half of the crew headed back. Stay tuned August 21st for the Travel By Boat Series - 500 mile fishing challenge