Well for me it started about 17 yrs ago. My partner and I set out on a road trip and somehow ended up on la 1 and the rest is history. Rode until the island ended. Turned around and ended up at elmers island. I ended up catching a ted fish by the bridge...with zebco....my partner is from virgin islands...no fishing poles there. Needless to say went to shop and got a pole for her and rest is history. We stayed at waterfront edge where Mrs June showed us hot spots to fish on island as well as Mr Joe at gulfstream. We now have a camp on carminada pass where our neighbors are wonderful. Locals are like our family. For me other than tiger stadium...there's no place I'd rather be.