Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thinking about Fishing
Spent most of yesterday painting our master bathroom here on the Gulf coast .
Then some long hours bringing my daughters HP laptop back to life .!!! win/32 missing or corrupt file in windows start-up, Reloaded the OS and proceeded with 36 driver / software packs plus about 50 windows up-dates and MS office, and it breaths again .
If you have read my profile you know I like to fish the Gulf of Mexico during the summer months ,
My close friend and neighbor Barry go deep about once a month , after all I'm right here on the coast . included are some pictures from last years harvest . The odd looking brown fish is called a Triple Tail , he is a very tricky fish to snag because of his small mouth ,The one I'm holding was a little over 8 lbs, they are some of the finest tasting white meat creators in the Gulf . The cat represents the size of some great specimens of Red Snappers . the ones Barry holds were in the 12 lb plus category. Mixed in the "Group Shot" are kings , Spanish macks , red snappers , 2 triple tails ,
The shark in the boat was a Black Tip @ about 55 lbs . The other long skinny one is a small wahoo I released (top of the mackerel family) .
The boat is a Scarab 32ft Competition Sport Fisher with twin Merc 250s. Its made to get you out there and get you back even faster , we can run 35 mph in 3 to 4 ft seas , but on a good day try 50 mph with a top out of 70 mph in the glass.
I often have seafood several times a week depending on our luck at sea .
This is my "Life at Sea Level" going to be hard to give this up , but I can always catch a trip out with friends !
Will begin with the early days in the mountains next week from the days when we were sleeping in a tent on an unimproved dirt pad .
stay tuned see ya Monday.