Higgins has his own boat that he calls “Mistress” and uses cut bait and squid to catch the fish. Higgins and his friends caught one red snapper each. He still uses an old Penn 113 reel.
“Too old to buy new stuff, my friends use other tackle,” he said.
Higgins keeps his boat at Outriggers in Micco, one of the best spots for boat slips. The marina sits on the Sebastian River and is surrounded by rock, making it an ideal quiet place to rent a boat slip.
“I try to fish a couple of times a month, but at 81, I have to pick my days,” Higgins said.