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Kaamco Cargo fishing trip hooks up

Some of the legends in air cargo are fished together. From front to rear, Rich Burkhardt, Tony Caroleo, Geroge Gemmell, John Gemmell, Gene Laurenzano.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Beautiful weather greeted the boarding on the Captain Pete out of Freeport for the annual Kaamco Cargo Committee Fishing trip.

Angela Stern, of Miles Petroleum, having some fun at the Kaamco cargo fishing trip.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Looked forward by many cargo people and their lucky customers, this voyage did not disappoint.

Brian Cooley, Chairman of the Kaamco cargo committee brings in a nice seabass during the fishing trip.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Limited to less anglers this year to give more elbow room to the fishing crowd, the same spirit of camaraderie and fun was felt by all. Jayne Dietl organized the trip as in the past but this year Brian Cooley, new Cargo Committee Chair, and airport newbie Kaitlin Burden, committee lead, had the honor of handling all the logistics of food, selling raffle tickets and keeping everyone happy during the day’s trip.

Kristina Hoffer, daughter of Rich of SwissCargo, hoolds up her first place fluke with kudos from the other anglers on the trip.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Missing was long time cargo committee member Phil Jensen who was recovering from a horse accident but on hand were some cargo veterans, one of which travelled from Florida just to be part of this yearly event.

Delta Ladies make up some of the Kaamco fishing trip crew. Left Estelle Betram, Candice Cockrell, Keith Crowe, Naia Narian and Kaitlin Burden, host of Kaamco cargo.
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The event was fruitful with a lot more fish caught this year. Several nice size fluke, sea bass and porgies were hauled aboard by happy hookers.

Mark Afanasewicz of Aerosnow and Steve Williamson with nice fluke on the Kaamco trip.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

Lots of great prizes by sponsors made the end of the day very enjoyable and left many looking ahead to next year’s trip. Brian Cooley gave a shout out to all the sponsors who helped make this trip a success.

Glenroy Levine of Bombardier can’t be happier with a pool-fish contender fluke.
Photo by Jeff Yapalater

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