It was great just to be on a boat.
As we rode along and all woke up a bit, the crew started chopping up squid for bait. There was some joking around about sushi and finding a lime, but nobody actually ate raw squid. The Pelicans started appearing out of nowhere....how do they know?
There was a small pool collected, $5 each and whoever caught the biggest fish collected all. So when we stopped for our first line drop, there was a lot of excitement! Everyone was hauling fish in.
Tom the patriarch and I both caught large triggers at the same time as two sealions came by to visit and tried to steal the fish off someone's hook. There was a lot of excitement at that point. Upon measurement, Tom and I both had triggers that were exactly 16 inches long. A tie.
Just before we called it a day, Tom caught another 16 inch trigger, making him the big winner of the day. We headed back.
A perfect end to a perfect day.