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A fishy Story...

Having a cup of coffee this morning when something slammed into the boat. Oh No! I thought a fishing boat has hit me, then a great racket broke out on deck, oh man my rigs coming down...

Ran up topsides and a huge fish is flopping around trying to get back in the water. Nope your mine, a brief struggle between man a beast before I got him settled down.

Turns out this a 42" Narrow Band Spanish Mackeral, about 18 pounds. Next to a Wahoo, probably the best eating fish around. Geez, how many thousands of miles have a I trolled the meat hook and come up empty handed?

Spent the afternoon distributing most of the fish to other cruisers in the anchorage, and telling a fish tale.
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Wow, dinner is served!

I've seen these fish make amazing arching jumps where they clear the water by many feet. Guess this guy didn't count on your boat being in the landing zone.

Great story!!!!!
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He looks healthy ... well, did. Nice of you to share with the folks around you!
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That's a proper fish! Good job.
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That is how I usually catch fish, just wait for a suicidal one.................
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So nice when the food comes to you. ;-)
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How lucky is that? lol
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Since the universe is obviously turning your way, you might want to put a net out the port hole to catch any bundles of money that might come raining down on you. :-)
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If this happen a lot where you are, Consider to put out buckets of lime juice and ingredients on deck .... INSTANT Ceviche !!!!! :-)

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Re: A fishy Story...

That poor guy probably only wanted to get a better look at all that nice brightwork on your boat. His loss is your gain.

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