Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Even in Paradise

Crissy, Reagan and Cash
 The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team is happy to have added Capt. Brian Dollar to our list of "The Best" in 2012.  Not only does Brian bring professional fishing expertize. He has the other Santiva qualifications.  He is a loving father and husband , high moral standards  and a love for God and country.
When adding to our family of guides, I sometime want to share with our customers important issues.   Even in "Paradise" our family confront the same day to day issues that other family face

Capt. Brian and family

Reagan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on April 20, 2011 when she was 3 yrs old. Type 1 Diabetes is also known as Juvenile Diabetes. T1D is an auto immune disease & her body can no longer produce insulin.  Some of the warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes are extreme thirst, extreme weight loss, extreme hunger, excessive urination, extreme fatigue & irritable, to name a few. Cash is a diabetic alert dog that we are fundraising for thru Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Inc's 501c3.  He is scent imprinted at birth & began his training at 7 wks old. He is a black lab & is now 4 months old. We received him on August 17th. Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Inc. is located in Virginia & they provide service dogs for all invisible diseases. As far as I know, GASD is the only company that will allow a child under the age of 12 to receive an alert dog for T1D. And they are the only company that places puppies!  The reason they place the puppies with the children at such a young age is the is so important for that bond to be instilled between the dog & child!  Cash came off the airplane & alerted within the first hour & has been alerting ever since!  Our training with Cash will be every 90 days over the next 2 years. Our trainer will fly down & stay for 2 to 5 days depending on how much training needs to be done. The trainers are the best of the best & truly love these kids & dogs!!!  Once Cash is fully trained he will be able to call 911, retrieve Reagan's test kit, retrieve Reagan's juice or glucose tabs, alert for a high blood sugar by giving us a "high 5" by pawing, nudging his nose against us for a low blood sugar & also alerting to someone other than Reagan if she is unresponsive or if she is not listening to him....he will also come to wake up myself or Bryan or even Cameron in the middle of the night for a high or low blood sugar!!  More information about Type 1 Diabetes can be found at & more information about Guardian Angel Service Dogs, Inc can be found 

Thank You Crissy for allowing us to share this beautiful meeting !!!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

My son and I had the pleasure of fishing with Rob again this week.  Once again it was great fishing, great scenery and wonderful company.  I have fished with many guides in the past 25 years but Rob is hands down the most easy going captain I have shared a boat with.  We are hoping to make it four years in a row next August. 
Howard and JR Bauer
 Capt Rob is a nice guy and a great son in law.


Rock Hall MD

Maeleh 's redfish

Fishing this morning with Capt. Jimmy of the Santiva Team . Maeleh and Dad boated some nice redfish

Chris from Miami

Chris/ 12 year old  and I are from Miami/Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Chris [ grandson ] and I had a great time with capt. lamar this moring..  wrote you up  in tripadvisor.. 

Jose Acosta

Thank you Jose ,for taking the time out to send the pictures and comment on Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team.

Capt Lamar and Chris


Chris master angler

Hammerhead shark

Jose Acosta

Monday, August 13, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

We love children

The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team love to see children having fun on the water.

I sent out an SOS to the guides of our Team.

SEND me pictures !

I thought it was great that I received so many  pictures with children.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Looks a little fishy

 The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team, ends another
great week of fishing the beautiful waters off Sanibel and Captiva.
 The last of July and first part of August the guides fished bay and gulf sides of the islands.

Our happy vacationers boated, sharks, red fish, sea trout and grouper.

Thank you for choosing the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team.

Watch out Tim Atkinson and family........Mama is
out there........and she ain't happy
 Sea trout in the morning

Doug Glasscock

 Fishing with the Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team this week. Doug Glasscock and daughter Maria boated a really big fish.............. commonly know as a Jew fish to most anglers
This protected species is now called a Goliath fish.  Big smiles than back into the water Goliath went