25 April 2007
What if We Catch One?
That's our fishing rig trailing behind the boat. Actually, that was our rig. Camille caught the bug that she wants to catch some fish while we're sailing. I figured, "what the hell, the goal is to make it fun out here". So we rigged up a super-fish-catching-apparatus. I gave her a thick line with a shackle at the end of it, tied that to another line to trail farther behind, attached some plastic pirate figurines to the schackle for bait, and added a few pounds of old blocks as a downrigger.
Somehow we didn't catch anything. We decided patience would serve us well, so she tied off the apparatus to a cleat and waited.
We still didn't catch anything. After checking to see if maybe a red pirate figurine would work better as bait than a green one, Camille lost the rig overboard. We had just had this exchange:
Her: do you think this will work?
Me: do you want a real answer or one that plays into this game?
Me: Nope, not only do fish not eat pirates because of the wooden limbs, but we're not fooling them with that 1/2" double-braid fishing line.
Miraculously, the rig was lost overboard the next time I turned my back. Hint taken, I hit the local West Marine for a $20 fishing pole kit designed for "all species". Since that's exactly what we want (all species), this should be perfect. Now, the only concern is -- what if we actually catch one???