February 6, 2001
These guys are serious as they wander around in a fevered pitch adjusting weights and setting treble hooks. Anticipation and excitement fairly crackle off the deck!
I was the only woman on board that day with 12 guys.
And they didn't use me for bait or throw me overboard!
In fact, they were all very pleasant to me once they knew that I was not a high maintenance fishing gal and could bait my own hooks!
I must confess that I did not use the bathroom the whole trip though. It might have been ok, but there were far too many men on this boat for me to take a chance! I know that the woman readers out there will understand totally what I am saying!
Ritchy is the best mate I've ever taken a trip with and his knowledge of the sea is just amazing. He fishes off-season professionally in Alaska where 1 in 7 men never return home. He and Jim worked really hard chumming, and looking on sonar for good " hit" spots for us, and I'd like to say " Thanks guys.... for a really fun day!"
From journal Hook....Line.....and sinker!