I even had some coffee.
Jim pulled up the anchor and headed out to the fishing grounds.
Motored around a bit ~ a little windy and lumpy at first.
Then a "ZING"!
Jim pulled it in and COLOR!
It's a DORADO!
Grab the gaff!
I hold the pole and Jim gaffs.
Then gaffs and gaffs and gaffs and gaffs.
The fish avoids and avoids, swims under the boat and avoids some more.
Finally gaff success!
Slippery on the deck.
Put the dorado in a trashbag in the cockpit.
Jim drives and searches for more.
I clean the starboard deck.
We search for splashes, search for birds working, search for activity and ZING!
And it's another dorado!
But caught on the line on the other hull.
Another elusive one ~ she gets gaffed on the first try, but spits the hook out and slides off of the gaff onto the deck and tries to slide back into the water.
Not going to happen...
Jim bellyflops onto the fish.
I grab the hook.
Grab the sliding away gaff.
Blood everywhere on Jim, me and the port deck.
This dorado goes into the trashbag with the first dorado.
So Jim drives the boat again, and I clean the deck again.
We meet up with "Sweet Lorraine" on the other side of the Channel and head up the island.
Now the boat line gets a fish!
Pull, pull, pull the line in (just a line out, not on a fishing pole with a reel) and grab the gaff again, oh yeah, color again, another dorado!
Pull, gaff and now there is blood everywhere on the first deck I cleaned.
Had to use the winch handle again...
Jim drives once again, and I clean the starboard deck for the second time.
Ok enough of this, but a record for this boat!Whale.
Lumpy as we make our turn towards the island.
Watch out for the whale.
In to our favorite cove and wait for Dave and Kellie to make sure they like it before we anchor.
And now we
So out comes the fish, filet knife and blood.Now we have blood everywhere in the cockpit.
I somehow got out of cleaning this time...
Time for a swim / float!
I made brownies and prepared the sour cream, dill, mint and caper sauce for the fish.
Dave and Kellie come over for hora feliz and a wonderful dinner of fresh dorado, salad and garlic potatoes!
Watched the planets and stars come up.
Another beautiful night at a beautiful island.