We went fishing out in the gulf today. It was pretty overcast and windy but that just means it didn’t get hot until late. Our guide was a friend of my dad’s.
Katy caught the first fish, a sheep’s head.
And she caught the second fish, too! It was red fish. The legal minimum is 20 inches and hers was 20.5 inches. She later caught another one that was just exactly 20 inches to the long end of his back fin.
We caught a lot of small fish that had to be thrown back and several hard-head catfish that aren’t fit to eat. Granddad had the worst luck. He caught three fish and all three were too small to keep. That’s the kind of luck he has with fishing.
We also fed a lot of fish as they kept nibbling the shrimp but not catching the hook. They were biting but they weren’t hanging on!
Katy with the haul. She caught three fish, I caught two and mother caught one. We ended up with one sheep’s head, two trout and three redfish.
The pelicans hanging around hoping for scraps. There was a fish-cleaning area right by the water and when everyone cleans their fish, they throw and skin and insides to the pelicans who then fight over them.