Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Craig Holloway

Craig Holloway visiting from Georgia had a peach of a day with Capt. Rob of the Santiva Team

I think this was the boys against the girl ..........and the girl WON !

Capt. Rob

Tracy and Steve

Daughter Tracy (Burnsed) and husband Steve left southwest Florida in December to live in Tennessee.
I think they are taken with the country life

Leon Barkley

Fishing with Capt. Jim Burnsed of the Santiva Salwater Fishing Team  ,  The Barkley family added a photo for the blog.

I am always looking for pictures and comment to post.  If you have a picture of your fishing or Eco trip while out with the Santiva Saltwater Team send it to me via email 

Thanks for posting my son's photo on your blog! (He's the big boy in the NY Yankees cap-2nd one down on your blog)  We had an awesome time, again! Thanks for making it an enjoyable time!
I've attached a picture taken in April 2011 when I went out with Jim, Sr.!
Leon H Barkley

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shark attack


on the way into the boat, this Bonita was hit by a shark.

That had to have hurt

Santiva Fish Life

 The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team

If it swims and doesn't breath air, the Team is hot on the trail.
Big, little, bay side, gulf side ... no fish is safe

Carlito McKay

Carly McKay
Keeping up with the family tradition of always making a 1st place effort.

Carly McKay, daughter of Capt. Rob placed first at
her school book fair .   She is much prettier with a shave " LOL"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Team fishing

  The Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team, might have the wrong tackel for FRESH water fishing

On the saltwaters off Captiva Island they are right on the mark !

Capts. Lamar, Rob, Jim and Josh

Monday, April 14, 2014

Pray for all our troops

Santiva Saltwater Fishing Team was recently involved in the Captiva Rod and Gun Club annual fishing tournament.  As a team we are especially eager for this event , as now the Trophy is dedicated to our beloved Tommy who passed away last February

This letter came to me from Capt. Jim's team and I wanted to pass it along , so that others

might include the guys in your prayers.


God Bless our Troops
Dall Burnsed

While we were in the 2nd place spotlight for 15 seconds and I had $400.00 in hand, reality checked in when Rich S. announced that his team caught more total inches than my team with Jimbo. Dan took the $$ and handed it to Rich. We were ¾ of an inch short of tying them. All in good fun and it makes a great story.

The highlight of the day was to meet you in person. I will always remember your big smile and warm hug. Jimbo was so patient with us and made the day fun in spite of the weather. He suggested we fish together next year in the tournament and I agreed.

Remember my Connie’s son, Josh, the Navy SEAL? He is getting married in late May to a cute girl, a nurse, from Oak Ridge, TN. Josh’s sister, Whitney, introduced them a couple of years ago. You added Josh to your prayer list before his last deployment and his next one comes in November. If you have room on your list, please add him again.

We had Josh and 42 of his teammates, all SEALs, at our house for dinner a couple of weeks back. They were training near Memphis and headed to Louisville/Ft Knox KY. They were with us for 4-5 hours and we had a blast. A dear friend, Coach Jimmy G, joined us and spoke to the group. Coach Jimmy is 86 years old and was in the Army during the Battle of the Bulge and help liberate Dachau concentration camp. His story about that is amazing. Coach Jimmy and Connie’s Dad, Pack, played football together.

We hope to be back on Captiva in June and July to stir up some Tarpon. All the best to you and the family. I feel so blessed to know you and your gang.


Nashville TN 37215 USA

Monday, April 7, 2014

Kids, kids, kids Spring break March 2014

 If your pictures is not here with the anglers out with the Santiva Saltwater Fishing , its your own fault

Come on down and become one of the many fishing stars on board with the Santiva Team