Don and his Friends
29 January 2010 | San Benitos Islands
These animals are so big, even from a distance you can tell that they could destroy you if they wanted. Fortunately, all they seem to want to do is sleep. While he was out there another panga came by and told Don that if he wanted big fish he should go out around the point. He came back and got his bigger pole and the marine radio and went out but it was sort of scary out there. If the dinghy conked out you could easily be swept out to sea. So after a few minutes he came back and we just fished off our boat. While we were fishing this big fat elephant seal head kept popping up in the little bay. He was probably fishing too and I think was curious about us as well. So big, I can't describe. I was glad I was on our boat and not in the dinghy. The afternoon wore on, pleasant weather and nothing to do but hang out and fish. I caught two ocean whitefish, great fighters but we don't care for the taste so I threw them back. Don hooked something that was obviously way too big for the gear we were using and it snapped the line. Then Don caught the fish of the day, a nice sheephead which we did keep. We ate it for lunch the next day, our favorite...fish tacos.