Perched and sitting silently on a Sunday morning at a no-name lake in Bonita Springs, Philip Schaefer waits for the big one to strike. A hunter and fisherman since he was a child living on a Seminole reservation, Schaefer has been chasing a state record bass, hoping to break a 20-year-old record.

Photo by ERIK KELLAR

Perched and sitting silently on a Sunday morning at a no-name lake in Bonita Springs, Philip Schaefer waits for the big one to strike. A hunter and fisherman since he was a child living on a Seminole reservation, Schaefer has been chasing a state record bass, hoping to break a 20-year-old record.

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