Mike with one of the kingfish he caught.

When Capt. Matt Matheson and I complained about the heat on the day Mike Blackney (USN) fished aboard Matt’s boat “Kingpin” he could only laugh at us. He has spent 23 years in the Navy, and after doing multiple tours in both Afghanistan, and Iraq, trolling across a calm ocean sure felt good to him. Capt Matt was thrilled to host Mike as part of Florida Sportsman’s “Fishing For Warriors.” Mike went home with three kingfish, and was already planning a neighborhood fish fry.

No we can’t thank Mike enough for keeping us safe, but at least we can take him fishing.

Mike’s trip was made possible through the efforts of Yamaha, Costa Del Mar, The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, The Duval family of Auto dealers, and Dandee Foods.

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