Fishing for spot and croaker, catching family fun

Capt. William Saunders removes a fish from the line for some young anglers. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi 

Six-year-old Izzy Eby gave a little squeal and curled her lips up as if she’d taken a big bite out of a lemon as she reeled in a spot aboard Capt. William Saunders deadrise, Miss Nicole.

It was only the second fish she’d caught and she was a little squeamish. But by the end of the two-hour fishing trip, she was reeling them in like a seasoned pro.

“That’s what it’s all about,” said Saunders, who offers Children’s Fishing Academy daily, departing from The Tides Inn on Carter Creek in Irvington.

“Everybody’s smiling. The kids are smiling, the parents are smiling. It’s all about having fun,” he said.

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