Recently my buddies "Cosmo" and "Pauli" went salt water fishing on a Sportfishing Boat called the "Grande" out of San Diego Harbor. I didn't go this time because money was tight, even though they offered to pay my way... what buds eh? It's not cheap anymore either! Afterwards I wished I had gone with them since they did pretty good for the day, getting some nice sized fish. Some of the pictures they brought back were pretty cool, so I thought I would share them, and maybe some of you will be jealous as well.
We used to take "long range" trips together all the time from San Diego chasing Tuna, Yellowtail, Albacore, etc. and being at sea for a week at a time on a somewhat larger boat; usually off the Mexican Coast. We would bring home hundreds if not thousands of pounds of fish, and then have an all night "filleting party" when we got home. Talk about sore backs... sheesh, that was rough. We would be at it until the sun rose and beyond, then have to haul all the "innards/bones" to some unlucky dumpsters behind a nearby store, ha!
We would hit my buddies Jacuzzi after clean-up and melt the muscle knots away. Sometimes in "rich years" we would just break down and pay to have some of the Tuna canned making it a bit less work, but we didn't do it very often; cleaning that much fish is hard work! We sure have had some great B-B-Q's afterwards, yum!
Too bad my scanner doesn't work, I have many pictures over the years from our marathon trips, and some of the fish we would catch were huge puppies.
Anyway, since they borrowed some of my fishing equipment, rods and reels for the trip to California... I get publishing rights, LOL.
Leaving San Diego Harbor- My buddy Pauli on the right.
Stopping for live bait before heading out to sea.
Some sea gulls that want to come along.
Inside the "Grande" for some coffee during the ride out.
A Yellowtail showing the number tag stapled to the gill so everybody knows who it belongs too later.
A colorful "Dorado" brought aboard. Pauli in the background.
Cosmo with a nice size Yellowtail. C'mon old man... lift it, LOL.
Unloading and laying them all out by the number tags back at the dock. Everybody pitches in, takes pictures, stands guard too unfortunately; and then heads for home.
Yeah, yeah Cosmo... we know you are "numba' one" LOL. Good job buddy, just make sure you drop some of that off by the house when you get back to Arizona. It's BBQ time, the grill is warm and waiting!
Well, I hope you enjoyed the post and pictures provided by my friends. They are alright by me... good guys. Next trip up, Elk hunting with the "fellas" and family coming soon in October... ;-)
Thanks, and take care.
John S. (arizona)