Friday, January 8, 2010
After 30 minutes of tedious inaction, I had to resort to my friend Evie's secret weapon. Evie is 5 years old and she has a never-fail fishing secret. In my sweetest, most cajoling and fish-loving voice, I called, "Here, fishie, fishie, fishie." Immediate results--strikes on both sides. In no time at all, we reeled in our first fish. Rats! A Baracuda!
"Cut the line, watch out for those teeth."
"Hold him down. I want to save the tackle."
"WAIT. A. MINUTE. Get the book. Save that fish!"
It was a King Mackerel over 30 inches long and his buddy of equal size joined him for a costly lunch. Thanks, Evie.