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Well it is back to reality after 9 days in Key West pre-fishing and competing in the Outdoor Channel’s 2014 MadFin Shark Series. With 2 previous championships under our belts, we, Team Black Jack (Capt. Bo Johnson and First Mate Deidra) felt confident of our abilities, but respected the experience and talent of the other teams.
In the end, Team Black Jack, came in 2nd by only 198 pts.. **9,952 vs 10,150**. SUPER CLOSE! Team Obsession (Carter and Heidi Andrews) hooked the winning fish with a minute before lines out! CONGRATS Y’all! XO!
Although it was tough not to take home 2 more trophies, we did make excellent TV and no doubt it’ll be a nail biter w the squall, hand-lining, long fights, and some tough hook out moments! Nothin’ like sticking your hands inside a bull sharks mouth, ah!
A BIG THANK YOU to our incredible sponsor BLACK JACK ~ Roof & Driveway Coatings!!!
Also ShoutOut to the top-of-the-line gear that helped us to get it done on the water Canyon Reels, Sewell Custom Rods, Canyon Coolers, RedZone Apparel, and Mitch @Sea Center in Big Pine Key that fixed our broken gear case at 7pm the night before Day 1 of the tournament!!!
First Mate Deidra would like to thank Billy and the whole crew at Barnes Family Chiropractic in Cape Coral FL for nursing her ribcage back to health! Lots of prayers to our good Lord and dedication to proper rehab is the only way she made it.
Best of all, the MadFin Shark Series cast and film crew were top notch – a complete pleasure to share with in this experience. And we can’t forget our amazing friends that stood by us with encouragement, support and hospitality – y’all know who you are. We LOVE y’all! A night altogether on Duvall to wrap it up and there ya have it – memories that’ll last a lifetime.***BLESSED***
><<((()))>> Watch the MadFin Shark Series unfold on the Outdoor Channel in early April – dates and times TBA!!!!! <<((()))>><