Thursday, May 8, 2008

Finally!!!! My Dream Come True!!!

So there I was minding my own business, when out of the blue came this rogue idea of going to the coast on my day off. So I talked to my buddy Zach and we planned a trip to Newport. Then out of the blue he suggested we go fishing while we were there. Of course we all know the answer to that, as if there might be more than one. So we drive down to Newport in hopes of finding a boat that would have seats open for that afternoon. We werent too hopeful but we wanted to try anyway. The first one that we tried really got my hopes down. They offered us seats for a friday trip, this being wednesday. LAME!! UNCOOL!! Back into the car and off to the next place. we figured one of the five or so on the street would let us out. Inside we went. The nice lady behind the counter said "sure we can take you out, if you have four or more people." This challenge was very doable. After a couple phone calls, lo and behold, we had four. So there we were waitng for our 130 launch time, which was only two hours away, and as the moments ticked on I got more and more excited. Finally we boarded the boat.

This is our boat the Ocean Captain with Captain Shannon and our awesome deckhand Carl. Carl was 72 years old and has been doing this for 59 years, you do the math. Carl really didnt say much, but it was very amusing watching him walk around the boat while eating a sandwich, smoking, and rigging the poles all whild trying to keep his balance in the 20 foot seas.

This is our deckhand Carl Clubbing our catch.

Left to right: Zach, Greg, Josh.

On this fishing trip there were many types of fish that we could catch but the most likely were sea bass, rock fish, and the elusive Ling cod. I was very excited when we were out fishing and I caught a cod, especially when we were done and I was the only one that got one. Yessssss.

This is my cod, isnt it beautiful!!

I also caught this fish that was one of the coolest fish Ive ever seen. Check it out, Its flourecent orange. Unfortunately I had to throw this guy back, something about being endangered or something.

So there you have it. Here are some of the other pictures of the day.

Best Day EVER!!!


Mike and Michelle and Clan said...

That's what a cod looks like? Who knew. I guess you did. Anyway, we will miss you this weekend. We're blessing Andrew in case you didn't know. Wish you could be here. Miss you.

Kenn and Jolene Johnson said...

It's great that you are soooo excited to show your cod to the world, but as your sister I am asking you to never show me your cod again!!!


Brian & SuZ said...

I have to agree to jolene. I never want you to show your cod again. I am mad at you for going deep sea fishing without me!

Alexa said...

Hey Eric
that fish that you caught was a awsome color to bad you couldn't keep it.