We started the day off bright and early. I rolled out of bed at 5 am then walked upstairs to wake Aidan, my younger brother up. He was my guest for the day because if there's anything he loves more than watching video games, it's fishing on a boat. We got to Fan Pier at 7 on the dot. Perfect timing to see my best friends Kharliyah and Damani. Aidan was excited as soon as he saw all of the boats loaded with rods and bait for the day ahead. We boarded Charlie's boat, The Belle, at 8 and took off into the harbor.
|Baiting a line with a sea worm
An hour or so passed without much luck but many laughs, and Charlie decided it was time to take a ride to a new spot. We ended up right near Quincy. On the way there, we spotted fish leaping out of the water. It was clear that we were going to have more luck over here. Looking over the side of the boat, you could easily see the entire school of fish beneath us. There were so many it seemed that if i were to stick one foot out and reach down i could walk across them. Sam kept throwing cast after cast out into the school hoping to grab something. At one point he even let me reel in a fish that got hooked.
We returned to the pier both tired and happy. Despite waking up at the crack of dawn, it had been a great day.
Until next time,