Me a few friends and family took a day trip to fish in Galveston Bay. I don’t have the info on what company we used as it was my nephew that booked the trip. Were supposed to go deep sea fishing but something was wrong with the engine and the captain didn’t want to take a chance with us getting stuck in the ocean. I’m glad she made that call and offered to let us bay fish.
Of course the most dramatic pic is first. Sure wish I could figure out how to get them to upload in the order I want them to be.
My sister and her catfish. She also caught a shark.
I was really intrigued with this shark. I had never seen one up close. I wanted to touch it and even touch the teeth. I was still mostly alive in this photo so it might have really hurt if I did that. Eventually I did touch one and it feels like of like a rubber tube you might ride on while floating down a river.
In all this was a fun trip. I had never done any fishing of this sort. If you were wondering, no I didn’t catch anything. I am not sure if I’ll do this again. When I fish it is all about catch and release. I sometimes get to into the beauty of these creatures to much to want to kill and then eat them. Watching the deck hands bash them into the side of the boat to kill them is not all that pleasant neither. I do enjoy sushi and fried fish but somehow this seems different. I guess that makes me a hypocrite of some sort.
However that evening on the local news there was some sort of health warning about bay fishing. I was told it has to do with a flesh eating bacteria. I thought it had to do with something unhealthy in the fish and not to eat them. Either way because I am a bad fisherman I didn’t have to worry.
Hope you all are having a great summer. Stay cool.
Jim & Harley