Hope your laughing. But really, recently I was asked the question, and I don’t have an answer.
How does that happen? <wink, smile>and why does it matter?
So we are fishing for stripers, the rod is in my hand, we are fishing for flounder, rod is in my hand… but I need someone to net the fish (hopefully). Sea bass and tog, reeling them in and taking them off the hook.. either in the cooler or back in (tog are so slimy).
Now we are Offshore and we are trolling, most times a capt, one person fishing-that’s it. PING… fish on, one person grabs the rod, the other clears the lines and rods and takes the wheel. Fish to side of boat, be it BFT, YFT, Marlin.. nice game fish… “get the gaff”….. fish in.. cheers, high fives a couple seconds to compose and then set back up.
Is it the anglers fish? Is it the Capt’s fish? Is it the boats fish… or is it everyone’s fish collectively if not in a tournament or worrying about breaking some record (which I do every time I leave the dock fishing-my own personal ones that is).
It’s winter, I was asked the question..
So if you’re sitting next to me and you reel in a bigger fish just remember, it’s never a competition for me, I just like to fish. Long after you forgot about that fish I’ll still be excited. Because in my mind every single time I get to go out there is living a dream.
Within this frame an ocean swells – behind this smile I know it well