My friend Ray, whose website I work on, asked Carl and I if we wanted to go fishing today for cost. My answer to that is usually a resounding Yes! And so it was today. We came aboard at 9 AM, a very civilized time, and got back about 3:30. Here are some photos and a video.
Getting ready to leave the port:
Everyone's very serious, devising their fishing strategies. Or maybe the coffee hasn't quite clicked in yet.
That's Ron in the gray sweatshirt and Bob in the blue jacket. Bob asked for the URL of this blog, I'll send it over to him when I finish this.
With their backs to us are Phyllis and Jim.
Ray is our Host.
The bait is ready. This smells yummy at nine in the morning combined with exhaust fumes.
Fishing rods at the ready, we're going after rock bass, triggers and Ray hopes we might pull in a pinto bass.
The fishing begins!
His rod's bent pretty far for such a little fish.
Christopher, our captain and re-baiter, filleter and general great guy.
Bob catches a rock bass. He says he caught about 24 fish, he's happy.
Carl gets two rock bass at once!
Phyllis has got one on the line.
Yay! another rock bass!
Ray's the best fisherman by far. he was pulling them in one after another.
Including this pinto bass! 15-20 lbs.
The cooler of fish before filleting.
Filleting in progress. I don't like watching this part.
I caught two good-sized trigger fish and a couple of rock bass, Carl got over 20 fish.
The peaceful ride back.
Re-entering the harbour.
The most expensive yacht in the place moors next to Ray. I probably have all of these nautical terms wrong, so shoot me.
Lots of nice boats.
Backing up, and we're there.
And a quick video I took. It was very peaceful at the bow, away from the generator noise. I just took a swing across the horizon then walked out to the stern to take a shot of people fishing. Then one of the crew clearly had to get by me. :)
And now I'm going to go coat those fillets in a mustard/mayo mixture, mix panko bread crumbs with lemon zest and parsley if I have it, bake them in the oven then give them a quick broil.