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Going offshore requires deep-water drilling

Updated: January 17, 2007, 1:51 PM ET
By George Poveromo | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com — Jan. 18, 2007

I guess the first sign that I was overly eager to get to Orange Beach, Ala., and board Captain Ben Fairy's 62-foot sportfishing boat, Necessity, for a 44-hour fishing marathon some 100 miles offshore, was the Florida State Trooper who pulled me over in Tallahassee.

I was driving from South Florida and apparently speeding, as I was "clocked" doing 87 mph on a 70 mph interstate.

The Trooper asked why I was in such a rush? I explained about the fishing trip, secretly hoping the trooper ...

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