Lightning Almost Strikes Twice!

Running a fishing charter in Miami can be risky business in the summer time when afternoon/evening thunderstorms come rumbling across the ocean.  We had friends Jay and Nick on board the Marauder on 5.8.2012 for a quick afternoon trip which turned into a scrap for survival against mother nature.  Shortly after static electricity in the air began crackling in the out riggers and snapped our kite line – we decided it was best to head for sure.  The weather got really nasty as we made the approach to key bicayne and Todd captured most of the madness on his GoPro Hero 2.  Here’s a screen shot until the video is ready!

A big lightning bolt crashes into key biscayne

Im always extremely careful about avoiding foul weather at sea – but every once and a while the storms sneak up on us.  We took shelter in No Name harbor and enjoyed some delicious whole fried fish while the storms blew through! Almost white out conditions in the harbor!

Key Biscayne Lightning Strike


Capt. Charlie Ellis

Capt. Charlie Ellis

Captain at Miami Fishing Charters LLC
Capt. Charlie Ellis of Miami, FL has 25 years experience fishing for big game species like Bluefin Tuna, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Sharks. Capt. Charlie is also an avid scuba diver, world traveler, writer, and entrepreneur.
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