Friday, December 19, 2008

Fishing

Daniel and I went fishing one morning and didn’t quite know what to expect.  A man from a nearby village had a boat with a motor on it so we went out at 6:00am one Saturday.  They don’t use poles but use a wooden or plastic spool to hold the line.  We decided to go trolling for Tuna so first of all we looked for where bird were congregating over the water.  The Tuna would chase little bait fish up to the surface and feed on them.  The bait fish would jump out of the water and then the birds would come and eat them.  We had 5 people in the boat all with lines out at the same time.  Usually all 5 of us would get a fish on at the same time.  We all would pull the line in hand over hand as fast as we could.  The men from the village would be pulling in the fish very fast while I would be struggling to pull the line in and would always be the last one to get my fish in the boat.  We all had a good laugh about it.  My hands and arms were aching by the end of the trip but I have never had a more fun fishing trip before.  They sure put up a good fisht.  I’m guessing the biggest fish we caught was about 15lbs. 

 

When we got to shore we counted the fish and we caught 28.  That night and the next day the whole village and our family feasted on fresh Tuna.  It tastes so much better than the canned Tuna. 

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