So we went fishing and caught fish. The reason we caught fish is that one of my mentors had a gps that took us back to a reef where he had caught fish before. His electronic gizmo also had sonar that showed him what the bottom looks like. We were going for rock fish which hang out over rocks. If you're fishing where there are no fish, you catch no fish. Most likely you blame yourself or your bait but the real reason you caught no fish is that you were fishing where there were no fish.
And now for some pictures.
|Here's the Pacific at 7 a.m. Not much wind but some shore break from 3 foot swells.|
|Our put-in point on a shelf some fifty feet above the beach. Portaging of the kayaks was required.|
|My host's fish counter. The leg of the string on the left is total fish caught. The leg on the right tracks a different species that has a different limit from the run of the mill rockfish.|
|The rig, 300 pound braided line with a lead weight and some hooks wound on a wooden spool. What could be simpler?|