DEEP BLUE SEA
This time we're after bigger game! - July 8, 2001
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Here's what it looks like as we leave the harbor on the Foxy Lady at 5:15 a.m. We figured getting up at 3 a.m. in Kahala, getting a family of 5 ready, then driving to Haleiwa would enable us to depart from the slip at 5 a.m. We kept the boat and crew waiting. Oh well, next time we'll get up at 2:45 a.m.
Ah, the arrival of dawn as we cruise out with expectations of a wonderful time on the open sea. Shucks, no brewing coffee and glazed donuts.
We're heading northeast with sunrise straight ahead at the horizon. Ain't it gorgeous? All 5 of us are sitting up on the bridge on this wonderful long vinyl couch facing the bow. We take in colors prior to sunrise, the stimulating nippy morning air, the gentle salty breeze, the graceful waves hitting the bow as we curise at a couple of knots, and all remain half asleep.
Cap says it looks like it's gonna be a beautiful day to go fishing!
Heading further out to sea, behind us, the frothy white trail left by our powerful dual propellers.
Another masterful sky capture by Bronson with his digital camera
This shot taken minutes after the previous one showing the intensely bright sun finally rising.
THEN WITHIN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES, ONE OF THE REELS SCREAM AS THE TROLLED LINE TIGHTENS AND THE DECKHAND YELLS, "FISH ON LINE!"
HOUSTON CLIMBS DOWN THE LADDER FROM THE BRIDGE, BELTS INTO THE FISHING FIGHTING CHAIR AND STARTS HIS FIGHT WITH THE FISH
We run into birds taking a break from winging it.
What are all those dark fish swimming in 1.5 mile deep water? Could it be -
Still need a closer look - Captain Jesse goes over the edge and scoops up -
The pelagic open ocean version of the humumnu! We seem
to not be able to get away from these
critters! During our first bottom fish trip, that's basically all we caught, although the former ones comprised of 3 other reef versions of the humum family. It really has those gorgeous blue spots!
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