Seems a “luxury fishing barge” by the name of Fisherman’s Paradise got adrift and now is back at anchor off the west coast of Florida. Why do you care? Wait ’til you hear what’s on this “luxury fishing barge” – compare it to what is and is not on your bassin’ rig:
> Spa, massage rooms, sauna, pool and, of course, the “foot-detox” room for your barkin’ dawgies.
> Gym with free weights, nautilus, etc., just in case your guns aren’t getting a workout or you have any energy left after fishing for 12 hours.
> Staterooms with tile floors, granite countertops and HD flatscreen TVs.
> Bar and lounge.
> Fresh meats, dairy and veggies flown in daily, prepared by the resident chef. Flown in how? The helipad, mang!
> In case you know the fish are there but they’re not biting, take a ride in the “luxury 2-person submersible capable of reaching 1,000 feet.
How good to you feel about your rod lockers now?!
Oh yeah – the barge is 385 feet (85-foot beam) of luxurious goodness. No motor needed.
> Word on the interweb is that Fisherman’s Paradise was built after the owner’s wife complained “about how long the ride home from the middlegrounds [off the Florida Keys] took in their 60′ Viking. They basically said they were building this for their own enjoyment and weren’t too concerned with making a profit” – I guess meaning they were cool with running it at a loss? Weird.