Saturday, New Year’s Eve 2016, I hosted Elizabeth Anderson. She is a medical student from BYU and she had a goal to catch her first shark. She is driven and set up the tour herself. She found me on Instagram and set up the tour within 24 hours. We stared out from Crandon Park Marina and right away we caught some bait (menhaden). Next step was to catch some fish a little higher in the food chain. She caught a Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and a Jack Crevelle. Things were going as planned. We headed out to the flats where we had caught a nice shark on Thursday. The tide was a little late and the sharks were not moving or feeding yet. We jumped in the water and grabbed a starfish for a photo. Elizabeth has all the nice pictures to prove it, but still no shark. We were running out of time. I decided to change locations all together. We ran about 30 minutes towards downtown where there is a secluded hidden spot. When we arrived, we saw two lemon sharks. Excited and eager to catch her first shark, we set out three lines and within 5 minutes, the line was screaming out. Elizabeth handled the rod well and maneuvered the shark close to the boat so we could grab him by the tail and bring him onboard for a photo shoot. We captured lots of photos and then release him to fight another day. This photo of her 5 ft, 85 lbs lemon shak is her favorite! What a nice adventure. Another “bucket list” item was checked off that day.