Adventure Location: Rockport Harbor Pier, Texas
It was not known what today had in store for the Teams. It turned out to be interesting with a first for the OFM.
After harvesting the items for his part of the Thanksgiving feast, the OFM was ready for some lazy time. Lately fishing at the Rockport Harbor Pier has been a very lazy effort. No fish bother you as you relax leaning on the rail. Of course Mike had to mess it up and catch a very nice speckled trout. It went home with him for supper.
Then later in the afternoon BillyBob showed up to cause havoc. After a bit of rabble rousing he suggested we go toss fishing lures at the water. That sounded good so off we went. The wind had picked up a little and shifted directions from this morning so it was a whole new adventure.
That BB is really good at navigating rocks. He gets in some practice demonstrating his rock dancing ability.
The OFM would likely have fallen in since he is so clumsy. But instead he caught a nice Spanish Mackerel. It put up a heck of a fight. After a few minutes the OFM was finally able to lift it over the handrail for a picture. They have some very serious teeth so his hand was kept far away. This is the first Spanish Mackerel the OFM has ever caught.
A fellow walking the pier wanted the mackerel to take for his supper. He was a very happy fellow and told several folks who gave it to him. A bit after he left, two bicyclists came riding up and asked if the OFM was who caught the fish. WOW you should have seen his fat head get bigger. We visited a few moments and they went on their way.
Meanwhile BBob had found a cast net in a smaller size. He gave it to the OFM. The OFM is a long time removed form when he used a cast net during his youth.
We found a safe spot to try our luck at casting the net. The technique came back swiftly. However the bone spur in the OFM’s right shoulder complained very loudly about that movement. It looks like the cast net will get a new owner. The OFM is very protective of that shoulder. He does not want to go through surgery on that shoulder like he had to do on the left shoulder.
It was definitely a good day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.