Well since our club has grown in numbers since last Spring, we thought it would be fitting to invite Capt. Toney back once again His assigned topic for March 3rd's meeting was "Filleting Fish", and as always, we learned a few new tricks. And so to keep with the theme of trout and filleting, we scheduled our own Cooked Shore Lunch charter with him and so it was.....set for Monday, March 23rd.
We had a total of six NCLA members register for that outing and two of the NCLA member spouses which was just enough to merit two full boats. Four on Capt. Toney's boat and four on Capt. Mark Zorn's boat. And so it became just a matter of waiting for Monday, March 23rd to arrive.
By 4:00 a.m. Monday morning, we heard rain on the rooftop. "Okay, so it's a typical Florida morning shower. Should be over soon" we told ourselves. By 6:00 a.m. Capt. Toney got on the phone and expressed a little concern about the days weather forecast. Maybe it would rain all day, maybe it wouldn't . He couldn't guarantee it either way. His main question was did the ladies want to cancel the trip or take a chance on the weather improving and go for it? It was a good question and one six women would probably not agree on unanimously. After all, we had already made plans to spend the day on the water. And surely, it do what most common morning Florida rain showers do....move on past, right? Well, that's what we gambled on!
By 8:00 a.m. all eight of us were at the designated meeting point, MacRae's of Homosassa