My Fish Tales…Fishy and True
We got our first bass boat in Houston and fished every weekend…weather permitting.
When we moved to Delray Beach, we brought the bass boat with us and bought a 30 ft fishing boat for the Atlantic. We fished or dived every weekend for over 27 years.
Fish Story #1
We went out one afternoon to watch them sink a barge that would become part of the reef.
By the time we were heading in, the waves had picked up. It was the first time Larry said "Grab the life jackets." The Boca Inlet was where we ran into trouble…big waves poured into the inlet at the same time the tide was rushing out of the inlet No way to control a boat. A fisherman on the jetty dropped his gear thinking “I’m going to have to save these fools.”
Captain Larry got us through this and we gained a healthy respect for tides and waves.
Fishy Tale #2
If you’ve fished at all, you know that there’s nothing more exciting than seeing a bent rod tip…even if it’s not your own. Fish on...set the hook...reel it in! Easy, right…except when you’re trying to reel in a fish with a large treble hook in your calf!
While everyone else was reeling in their lines ( so they wouldn’t get tangled up in my line or the motors )Larry caught my leg with a big treble hook. Did I give up the fish? NO WAY! I would rather have suffered with a hook in my leg than lose that fish!!!
Fish Tale #3
I drove the boat while the divers were down. I followed their dive flag and was there when they came up. I also made sure other boats stayed away from the divers.
One day while the divers were down, I looked offshore to see a large boat heading towards shore. It was going really fast and had a huge plume of water behind it. As the boat veered parallel to the shore I saw what it was trying to outrun...a large water spout.
I realized it was heading towards me. Using the GPS I hit the Man Overboard button so whatever happened I could find where I’d been.
I backed away from their dive flag and watched from a safe distance as the water spout headed directly over their flag and where I’d just been. The water spout fell apart as it reached the shore. All was good!
When Larry and the divers came up they had no clue what had gone on!
This is an entry in Truth or Dare, Fish Stories and Our August Challenge! There’s still time to get your entry in!!!!
Ray Henson and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 sorry that this was so long but you know how fish tales are!!!