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A happy boy, Will from Grand Rapids catching a tagged snapper at the RGV Reef

A happy boy, Will from Grand Rapids gets his cook your catch Restuarant gift certificate for recapture of a Red Snapper tagged in RGV Reef from Marybeth Weihbrecht, UTRGV grad student and Friends’ tagging coordinator. Will was fishing with Captain Milo on the Chachi in the Reef and caught the fish which had been tagged in December by Jeff Hartung and his lovely wife Amber on the Playing Hooky, another participant in the cooperative tagging program. Jeff and his wife were fishing hola hola just to tag snapper during the called season closure.
Daniel and Curtis and Bob and I were originally driven to build the reef to try to re-create the fishing that was available to us when we were little Billygoats; the suspense, challenge and joy of landing a fish was starting to look more and more like bygone days.
We’re happy about your fish too, Will.
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