Through the Lens: 2017 Reef Cup

An angler's-eye-view of the popular event

2017 Reef Cup
A sailfish nears release during the 2017 Reef Cup tournament.Courtesy Marc Ganet

Marc Ganet, driver of the Miss GEICO offshore race boat, fished the 2017 Reef Cup in Key Largo, Florida, with Rob Gothier Jr. on BAR South. This is a view of the tournament through the lens of Marc's camera.

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Sunrise on the first day of fishing brings the promise of an exciting day ahead.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
Just one of the amazing sights we sometimes take for granted: A plume of spray catches the sunlight during the run to the fishing grounds.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
Part of the joy of fishing are the many unforgettably beautiful scenes at every turn.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
Got bait? Live ballyhoo is the bait of choice in the Keys.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
A fellow competitor runs alongside BAR South en route to their fishing spots.Courtesy Marc Ganet
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The blue walls of the livewell help keep the bait calm.Courtesy Marc Ganet
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The Reef Cup fleet. When one boat finds the fish, others will quickly move into the area to capitalize on the bite.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
Lunch is served.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
BAR South owner Rob Gothier, Jr. battles a sailfish during the tournament.Courtesy Marc Ganet
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A sailfish takes to the air.Courtesy Marc Ganet
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Another shot of Rob's sailfish.Courtesy Marc Ganet
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On light tackle like that used in the Reef Cup, these fish are amazingly acrobatic.Courtesy Marc Ganet
2017 Reef Cup
A spinning rod is ready for action. Baits are often cast to fish that suddenly appear behind the boat.Courtesy Marc Ganet
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Happy hour at the end of a long day of fishing.Courtesy Marc Ganet