In this past year I had ran into Peter Miller from Bass2Billfish at several different events, and he was very adamant about helping the Foundation anyway he could. Taking him up on the offer Peter assisted in granting Ryan's wish to go fishing in the Florida Keys on June 24, 2013. Along with Ryan's having his wish granted, it will also air on Bass2Billfish's 2014 season.
|Ryan's First Snook|
The first day Ryan, his brother Ross, Peter, local guide Rich Smith, and the camera crew ran to the Everglades. "It was clear that Ryan and Ross were not first time fisherman. Their casts were on point, and we were all very impressed." Ryan and Ross kept hitting the shoreline, and ended up catching jacks, sharks, Goliath groupers, saltwater trout, and even a few snook. It was a long day running the boat out of Hawk's Cay to the Glades, but it proved to be well worth it.
The next day they fished offshore. The run out was calm, but once they got to the fishing grounds the seas were four to six feet. Luckily no one got sick except for one camera guy who spent most of the time hanging off the boat. Following the birds they got into some mahi mahi. The day ended on a near shore reef where they got broke off a few groupers, and brought in some small sharks.
â€œThank you so much for the awesome fishing trip. Everything about my trip was amazing, especially the fishing. I had never been deep sea-fishing. It was an experience I will never forget. My whole family had a blast. I would like to thank the Jose Wejebe Foundation for allowing my family and me the best vacation ever!!!!
Thanks again to everyone: Costa sunglasses, Under Armour clothing, Yeti, Shimano, Hawks Cay, Worldwide Sportsmen, Peter, and his whole crew!" -Ryan Zaiontz