Add fishing to the list of skills we need to acquire. I am not ashamed to admit that I am a little bit of a wuss when it comes to handling fish. The truth is neither Rebecca nor I have a ton of experience with it. We are looking to change this though. We started quite some time ago by purchasing the book The Cruiser’s Handbook of Fishing. It truly is the Bible of fishing. It covers everything!
Last week we dropped into Canadian Tire to acquire fishing licenses, and to stock up on a bit of tackle, and an extra rod/reel. The young guy that we spoke to at the store suggested a rod for us, saying that it was “the best bang for the buck” that they had. Sadly this rod snapped in two on the second cast! 🙁
Note that the little fish in the above pic was caught by my old fishing rod. The new one didn’t last long enough to even get a nibble let alone catch a fish.
This past weekend we were very happy to have our daughter Cass spend the night with us on our boat. She is the first of our relatives to see our boat and the first person to spend the night at anchor with us. Cass is obviously a natural. She took to the catamaran like a fish to water (I thought that given the above that was an appropriate metaphor).
Our friend Patti commented to us that she saw lots of pics with us in the water, but none with us having a scrub brush in our hands. Sorry Patti. We just needed someone to point out the obvious to us. Katana’s topsides and water line now look much better now!