Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Fish Tale with "Reel Fishermen"

I gotta give props to the 
fisherman of the world…
the salty men and women 
who catch our fish dinners.
Being a "reel fisherman" ain't easy duty
heading out to sea before sunrise,
braving the wind, waves, and weather,
handling bait and hooks,
stringing fishing poles and casting lines,
cutting and cleaning their catch,
washing fish blood and gore from the boat floor
need I go on?

I actually saw first hand what it takes to bring home the Fish.
While in Cabo 
we got hooked up for a day of fishing.
We were determined by hook 
or by lure
to be fisherman and
 catch our fish dinner that night.
we were almost like "Reel Fisherman" except we didn't 
drive the boat,
get the  bait,
bait the hook,
string the poles,
cast the lines,
deal with fish guts
need I go on?

I gotta give props to the reel fisherman onboard 
who made us look good 
and handed us the pole

when it came to reeling in the fish.
way to go, Esperanza

And props to PabloA 
for holding on to me 

while I was reeling in a really "reely" BIG one 
before I became Katfishbait.
(okay, maybe that's a stretch...
you can take that with a grain of salt, tartar sauce or guacamole.) 


As you know... 
every good fish tale
 ends with a big catch.  

Lucky for us...
the "Reel Fisherman" found where the fish were biting …
and we pulled them in faster than you could 
shoot them in a barrel (who does that for real?)

And Dugal reeled in our fish dinner...
a 55 lb Amberjack 
(or maybe it  was 25 lb.
Remember, this is a fish tale.)
poor fishy

So from sea to table...
our fish couldn't have been fresher.
(props to PabloA, Dugal, and Jorge
 who cooked us 3 different fish versions in our 
 Amberjack Cook-off.)

We weren't too worried, however,
if we had come up empty fish-handed.
(no problema, amigo)
We would just stop by Mickey's cart near the marina...

 and Mickey and Dugal 

would cook us up the best burger and hot dog 
in all of San Jose de Cabo…

and then of course...

we'd drink like fish.

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