Friday, December 28, 2012

Fishing on Sea Legs III

Today I went fishing with Zaide and my cousin, Benjamin, who went fishing for his first time.  Once we started the ride, the boat was rocking.  We paid five dollars to enter a tournament to catch the biggest fish.  We didn't win, but we got close.  First Benji and Zaide caught a blue runner.  That was Benji's first fish!  Then, I caught a squirrel fish.  The next stop Benji caught a grunt and I caught another squirrel fish.  The next stop, Benji caught another blue runner and I had a fish that was so heavy that I could berely hold up the rod.  It was a beautiful porkfish.  Next stop, Benji caught a squirrel fish and I had a very strong fish.  When I reeled it up, I saw that there were 2 fish on the line! They were both trigger fish!  Next we went back to shore.  What a fun day!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fishing in Oleta River

Today I went fishing with Zaide and my little brother Jacob, who has been waiting his whole life to go fishing with me.  At the beginning of the trip I used shrimp as bait.  I did a couple of casts but I didn't get anything.  

But all of the sudden, I had a nibble and straight away I had a bite!  Since I could see through the water I could see it was a grouper!  I was trying to fight it with Jacob, the more I tried to hook it more I lost it.  We didn't catch anything the rest of the trip but we still had fun.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

On Saturday, I went Deep Sea Fishing with my Dad in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Clearwater, Florida.  We took a 7:00 a.m. flight out of Miami and landed in Tampa less than an hour later.  When we got there, the sky was so cloudy and foggy that we were afraid that we might not be able to go fishing.

After a good breakfast, we drove to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete.  I thought all the pictures and sculptures were really cool.  By the time we left the museum, the fog and clouds were gone.  It was time to go fishing!

We drove to Clearwater Beach and went on a boat called the Super Queen, which is part of the Queen Fleet.  We left the marina at 1:00 pm and went about 7 miles off the coast.  At the first stop, my Dad baited squid onto the hook for me, and I caught 4 fish!  All grunts!  At the next stop, I caught 3 more grunts.  Then I caught 2 grunts at each of the next 2 stops.  11 grunts altogether!  What a fun day!