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Florida Classic

Thankful captains share their love of fishing

Thankful captains share their love of fishing

South Florida anglers have much to be thankful for given the region's great offshore, inshore and freshwater fishing and the variety of species that can be caught.

In recent weeks, several captains have given back to others by sharing the thrills and enjoyment of fishing with people who wouldn't ordinarily get the opportunity to go offshore.

This past Saturday, Capt. Bouncer Smith took cystic fibrosis guest angler Sammy Abello fishing out of Fort Lauderdale on Bouncer's Dusky 33 in the Jeb Bush Florida Classic, which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Abello, 15, caught, tagged and released his first sailfish and also caught six sharks. His mother and former...