A Reel Life Conversation
12 February 2010 | Bequia
While I await my daughter Alexa's arrival, which is a story in it's self, I have a few days to relax, clean up the boat a little and work at my new hobby.
Here is a snippet of a conversation I had with Beckie this morning.
(Ron, you gonna love this)
remember last night while we were talking
I said I had a fish on the line?
a small blue one
must have been 6-7 inches
well I forgot about it after we logged off
I read for a while and fell asleep
well, all of a sudden
I woke up with a start
to hear the reel going
now remember there was already a fish on the line
not just a morsel of bait
I scrambled out of bed
struggled to find my glasses
and then it was over
I climbed up into the cockpit
and the pole was still there
cause it was tied to the boat
but there was no line left in the reel
did it break
the pole was hanging off the boat
I wonder if a boat took it
I tied it pretty good
or a fish
at 3 in the morning?
the line was hanging off the side
had to be a fish... a big fish
to eat the fish that was already on the line
too bad you missed it
thats what I am thinking
that would have been cool
now, how to write that in the blog
just like you did
with the errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
i could hardly fall asleep after that
my heart was pounding so
I am not that bad yet
I don't know
but it was exciting
you get pretty excited
about fish these days
i think I''ll just copy this whole conversation and put it in the blog
end of conversation
So, somewhere around here is a fish of undetermined size, dragging around a brand new sinker, two new hooks and about 500 feet of 80 lb test line.........
Note to self: tie the line better around the reel if your not gonna be there to attend to it in the middle of the night!