Sharon...the GREAT fisherwoman!
15 January 2009 | Sea of Cortez
As we sailed across the Sea of Cortez...it was so beautiful and such a delightful sail...we decided to put some fishing lines out and see if we could catch something. We were dragging a static meat line with a lure and we also have Sharon's fancy rod and reel with a similar lure. They basically catch the same amount of fish...the meat line cost about $5.00...the rod and reel cost about $600...go figure!
We caught five Dorado on Thursday...the second best tasting fish in the Pacific Ocean. The BEST tasting fish is a Yellow Fin Tuna...we're still waiting to catch one of those...maybe we need to be in warmer waters.
Of the five...three are in our freezer. The fourth actually flopped off the deck after I caught it and took the hook out of its mouth. I told Sharon to put her foot on it to keep it on the deck, but when it started flopping it scared her and off it went...back into the sea. The fifth Dorado was the catch of the day...about 4 ft. long.
After I pulled it to the boat hand over hand on the meat line...I was tired and the fish was tired, but not tired enough to stop fighting. I actually had it gaffed, but it was flopping and fighting so much even after I gaffed it...it flopped off the gaff and saved itself. One lucky fish indeed!