My one and only fishing excursion was a half-day trip during which I spent an hour feeling seasick, so imagine my excitement when Bender said I could fish from the comfort of solid ground! Imagine my further excitement when he said he’d cook what I catch! Okay, maybe he was voluntold, but a minor detail!
Bender and I left for for Del Mar Beach, Calif. with our friend Hermes, our photographer and videographer (oh yes, there’s video), to begin our adventure. Once there, Bender taught me how to set-up my fishing rod.
Fact #1: “Surf fishing” is a general term for all types of shore fishing, which includes casting from piers and jetties, and is almost exclusively done in saltwater. More specifically, I went “surfcasting” or “beachcasting” where the casting is done from the beach.
Step #2: thread the fishing line through the rings of the rod.
That look right there is either of sheer concentration or utter confusion. You decide.
Don’t know why though, as it’s the easiest step… threading a needle. Must be because I’m tall and awkward and still learning how to use my limbs, haha.
Fact #2: Your success hinges on the time of day you go and the state of the tide.
Fact #3: In Southern California, you can catch surfperch, croaker, corbina, and halibut, and if you’re lucky, a leopard shark.
Now that I look the part, can I play the part? Watch this video (my first Youtube upload AND my first time editing video) and see what transpires. =)
Finally, this begs the question: after all this, did I catch anything? Why, yes, yes I did! Isn’t it just adorable? Oh, and the fish is cute too. =D
Anyway, I threw the little guy back because he was too little to keep, but a catch is a catch! That’s all from me today. Hope you enjoyed my little adventure!