BD would like to introduce Cory Redwine, our next Fishin’ Chick. She shares her story of how she came to fish and what her favorites and goals are.
BD: Where do you live?
Cory Redwine: Merritt Island, Fl. Heaven on earth…. The air is sweeter here…
BD: What do you do?
Cory Redwine: Running and operating All Water Adventures Eco Tour & Paddle Board Company, but my most important ” fun ” job is being my husband’s “wife support system”.
BD: What are your other hobbies?
I love to walk the beach in the mornings with my husband and pick up trash, especially after a good storm. We search the wracks or “seaweed on the beach” for sea beans and any other stuff we may deem as treasure.
I take the trash/treasure home. Clean and sort it by color and shape. Then get creative and make something cool to hang on the wall. It feels right knowing we did our part keeping our beaches clean and had a good time while doing it!
During the season, I love football-Sundays with family and friends; all the doors and windows open with yummy food cooking, after church of course.
In addition, I’m really into hula hooping… I do it whenever I can. I watch Youtube videos to learn fun new tricks and then try them out on the beach while my husband surfs.
BD: Who got you into fishing?
Cory Redwine: My grandfather initially started me fishing on his dock in Lake Conway for bream and bass. But the real fun began when I met my husband of 18 years, Derek Redwine, who truly introduced me to fishing. He was a charter mate in Port Canaveral and if the charter didn’t mind, I would ride along. If I were lucky, they would also let me fish.
BD: How long have you been fishing?
Cory Redwine: I was 4 years old fishing off the dock in Orlando so that means I’ve been fishing a long, long, time… but a girl doesn’t reveal how long she has been doing anything!!! That would show my age!!!
BD: What types of fishing have you done and where?
Cory Redwine: Fortunately my husband and I owned and operated a marine-based business that led us to some great places to fish. We hit Costa Rica for striped and blue marlin, sailfish and roosterfish. The Dominican Republic and Venezuela held blue and white marlin…and Lots of San Cocho!!
We’ve also fished Alaska for giant halibut and ling with Capt. Andy Mezirow of Crackerjack Sportfishing. Hawaii was awesome and we caught nice dolphin and wahoo.
But my heart belongs to Port Canaveral, Florida. By far it holds some of the best times fishing. I am fortunate to have a lot of good people around me with awesome fishing skills and nice boats to make me look good and put me on the “meat.”
My short-lived red snapper world record was caught out of Port Canaveral on my birthday!
My first blue marlin was caught while dolphin fishing with our best friend Capt. Scott Goodwin and it was an epic battle on 30-pound dolphin gear.
There are so many memorable catches from right here at home.
BD: What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?
Cory Redwine: By far my favorite is bottom fishing. The anticipation during the ride out to “The Spot” is what keeps you going when its “3 AM.” Followed by setting the anchor 5 times and smelling the fumes while you circle 20 more times… but then we drop, it’s all worth it! I could do it all day long.
Grouper and snapper are the most fun but I’ll endure 10 amberjack if it will clear a spot where a nice grouper lives.
BD: What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Cory Redwine: Pretty simple, I love to surf fish in Cocoa Beach with my husband. I want to catch a nice snook and or redfish from the beach. If the fish gods allow, I dream of a nice tarpon or cobia in the surf. Hula hooping in-between bites of course!
BD: What part of fishing do you like the most?
Cory Redwine: Catching… duh.
Thanks to Cory for sharing her experience. I’ve been lucky to be along for many of the highlights and it has always been awesome!