Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Puffer Fish on the Hook!

I was anticipating this fishing expedition and waited for 6 days. It was my 2nd time going to fish. My uncle, an avid fisherman, took me to the dock where he usually goes to fish. I went to Biscayne Bay, Florida. I had high hopes in catching a fish. All of a sudden it started to drizzle. I thought it might rain, but that wouldn't have stopped me from trying to catch a fish. I threw bits of bread into the water to entice the fish, but not many came around and still I was on a mission, determined to catch fish. I wanted to use shrimp for bait, but there weren't any left. I had to use squid. I tested it first. My uncle helped me cast my baited hook and it was a success.  I caught a small redfish, which I knew how to identify because of my research. It’s a shame that I didn’t get a picture for this one, but it was because the camera was inside the house. It stopped drizzling after that and I felt like it was a good sign. Later, I decided to use the squid again. I threw my newly baited hook into the bay and felt a tug and reeled in a puffer fish. On the next cast, I caught another one! Two puffer fish and a redfish in one day. I was happy and felt it was a great fishing day.
(this is my second puffer)