A needle of a needlefish
I also managed to grab a bunch of these little walking fishes
My fishing partner helped out for a little bit. He's getting quiet adept at catching my fish before I do and re-catching them shortly after release.
I did see some fish about 6 inches long breaking on the surface at one point with dinner plate sized slabs of silver flashing underneath but despite my running to the tackle box, tying on new lures, chasing after the fish, and repeating, I couldn't get any to hook up.
I did enjoy catching a couple of new, cool looking fish and fishing in a whole different way. The rest of the week after I caught these fish I tried fishing but the waves were just too strong. Hurricane Emily was only over Haiti and the waves were getting bigger and more violent everyday. It made me want to see what the full power of a hurricane could bring. But not that much.
With Jackie back in school becoming a doctor, I'll have the next few months to myself which will allow me to spend more time with my second love... fishing. Hopefully the posts get more frequent and more awe-inspiring. Most likely, they won't, but there's still some water nearby I haven't yet tried, the spillway I have yet to tame, that kayak flounder trip I have been meaning to take, and that cruising carp I'm still stalking.