Saturday, August 31, 2013

More fishing 8/31/13

So Wes and Sabine Demott are a couple that pulled into the St. Augustine KOA last year, putting up in the site next to our home.  We hit it off and have become good friends.
One of our weekly ventures is the "Beach Blast" every Wednesday evening at the St. John's County Pier.  A different band plays for two hours every week fm 7 pm to 9 pm, and a different local eatery puts on one or two of their entries from 6 pm to 7 pm.
Viola and I have gone to every one for the past two years (except when we ventured to Missouri for vacation).  Viola found a card table at the local thrift shop, and I cut the legs down.  Perfect height for our beach chairs.
Anyway, Wes and Sabine have been going also.  We bring our bottles of wine, some sandwiches and snacks, and visit away while listening to the music (sometimes great and sometimes we wish the band had stayed home). And socializing is a big part of that Wednesday evening.

So Wes and Sabine bought a lot and built themselves a nice home down by the Lions Bridge.  And of course they found a boat they liked and that is what brought us to ocean fishing.   Now you know the rest of the story...

So some more pictures from that fishing adventure.

this is my first shark on board, amazing how these creatures can flip around trying to bite you..

this was the shark that Viola reeled in by herself,
and this is it on deck with Wes and I getting it into position so we could pull the hook out

this was Viola reeling in that 4 ft shark, with me holding onto the rod incase she couldn't

 another pic of the shark I caught, not once but twice, based on hook wound to the mouth.  Sabine realized it was same one when she went and looked at the close up pics of the head.

That is Vilano Florida in the background, about a mile away.
another pic of the stingray, when it hit the hook, it took off and I couldn't stop the reel from unwinding, it was that fast and that quick.

and on the way home, Viola and I were worn out, sitting in the back just resting.
same spot as the other picture.  See the rods and reels next to Tom,
huge ones.
So Wes and Sabine
Thanks again. 
tom and viola

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Good to see you guys out having fun. That looks like work getting those fish in the boat. Did you catch anything to take home to eat? Love and miss you guys.