Every year for the past twenty years, Florida cattleman Hal Phillips, a third generation cattleman, has left the Phillips Ranch in Morriston and come to Marco Island for the annual Florida Cattlemen’s convention. For the past fifteen years he has taken a fishing trip with Captain Bubby Hail. This week with his wife, Debbie, and sons, Harrell, 11, and Charles, 7, Phillips says, “This is the best day we’ve ever had!” The Phillips family got to keep twenty-seven fish. Capt. Hail reports, “These days we’re getting the best catches of tarpon, grouper, shark, and Spanish mackerel.”
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