The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat, at the same time …
Colby Elsass is a Crystal River, Florida native. And a third generation native at that. The Elsass family is a staple of the Crystal River fishing community. His grandfather founded the landmark Knox Baithouse, and played fishing guide to legendary baseball player Babe Ruth. Now Colby runs the family electrical contractor business. But when he’s not directing work crews, he is hanging with the fishing crew. He and his mates generally get out to enjoy the spectacular Crystal River fishery several times a week. This episode is about the annual CCBA Family Fishing Tournament, where Colby and crew make a strong showing every year. It involves a big tournament winning redfish, along with a big twist …
CCBA Fishing Tournament: https://www.facebook.com/CCBAFishing/
As noted above, Colby’s roots run deep in Crystal River. He know’s the fishery as well as anyone, and all of the fish that swim there. From freshwater fish in the Crystal River, to redfish, trout, snook, and a variety of bottom fish, Colby knows how to put fish in the box.
Colby Elsass (left, center) and crew with fish caught during the tournament discussed in this episode
This episode takes place on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Crystal River.
Catch of the Day
Redfish, Speckled Trout
This episode is about tournament fishing for redfish (red drum) and speckled sea trout
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