Jose Takes a Stand Against Killing Fish for Mounts

Jose Tarpon HangGetting fish mounted brought in extra money from commissions. There was however a problem. Jose never liked killing a fish that wasn’t going to be eaten. Some anglers thought that a dead fish was essential to the mount—–WRONG. In reality the fish were measured and tossed into a dumpster. Jose talked to other guides, and said he wanted to tell his clients the truth. He felt they would be relieved not to have to kill the fish. Follow captains did not agree thinking they would lose a lot of money. He didn’t agree, and proceeded to tell his anglers the truth. They were thrilled. He made more money off of mounts than ever. Other guides followed suit. Follow your heart and you conscience. It will not fail you. Another reason I am proud of my dad.