Last night, just before dark, we had a strike on our fishing line. We all watched and Steve was up fast enough to see a huge, angry Marlin jumping in annoyance at the hook that was stuck in his mouth! All we desired was to reel the big fish in for a photo opportunity, but, disappointingly that was not meant to be. The reel on the rod broke so Jay donned the heavy duty gloves to pull in the line while Steve manually spooled it onto the handle of a scrub brush. When the fish was within 20 feet of the boat, it panicked and took off, breaking the hook in the process. The marlin was relieved, I'm certain, but the fishermen aboard were sad not to have had a good look.
Morale on board is good so far and no one has been feeling sea sick, thank goodnes! It's still quite warm, but there is significant cloud cover that keeps us comfortable.
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