Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Any Fish In There?

Views of the city from the boat
Hey everyone! So today was the fishing tournament, and this morning I got to the dock before boarding the boat in hopes of if not winning the tournament, at least catching something worth remembering. Last summer I caught my first fish on this tournament and it was a big striped bass. I remember it being one of the best days of the summer for me and definitely one of the most memorable.

This year, it was five of us on a boat and it was a pretty nice boat. We started of by going further into the harbor and as we were moving I stared off into where the city was behind us and it always gives me a sense of aliveness whenever I feel the breeze and see the beautiful views of  Boston Harbor. To me that is what making the best out of the summer is, enjoying the great outdoors.

Anyway, before fishing for any big fish, we tried catching some mackerel to use as live bait which I had never done before, so it was exciting. We used special rods that had like four hooks on each and oh boy did we start catching mackerel like crazy! As soon as we would put the rods down into the water about 5 seconds later there would be 2 or 3 or even 4 mackerel on the rod. In total, we caught about 20 mackerel fish within 10 minutes! After that exciting moment, we then moved further into the harbor and waited for the bigger fish.... we waited and waited when we finally heard a tug on the rod and we immediately tried to rail it up but unfortunately the line snapped. The captain said it was a blue fish that had been on the rod but snapped off the hook. I was kinda of disappointed but still had hope to catch something else. Later on, when we were heading back to Boston, there was one more big tug and this time we railed it up enough to see that it was a big striped bass! Unfortunately it also snapped off the hook and we didn't get to bring it up. When we got back we heard that other groups hadn't caught much either because I guess it was a slow day for the big fish. But at the end of the day, this fishing tournament was a fun experience and I learned a lot of new things and I would definitely do it again next year in hopes of catching something great.

See you around the harbor!

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