Great link Carl, fun to watch. I'd do it again in a second knowing I had a ride if I needed one from a nice power boat! I can't imagine hauling a sail fish on board a kayak, I had my hands full with a few stripers and a box full of blood worms in my kayak just trying to keep from getting poked or pinched It's all fun though... a day on the water is heaven sent if you ask me!
Sorry for your loss Randy...It's perhaps one of the most painful things I've ever had to go through, saying goodbye to pets just leaves a hole in your heart. I wasn't joking when I told the vet it would be easier to put my husband to sleep than our pets. They forever carve out a spot in us and our lives with their unconditional love and affection, that's for sure. I'm sure each day that passes has highs and lows, but eventually you do get to look back and enjoy more of the good than all the sadness. Rest assured that Bubba is up there running around with our tabby Bugzy who we were fortunate enough to be "owned" by for 18 years. I imagine they are enjoying themselves immensely.
Jaws..... there's a story about that part too Mike. As I was floating and having a discussion with my fishing "buddies" (I use the term loosely because of their laughing), contemplating exactly how I was going to right the kayak and get all the water out of it, my friends striper (that I didn't know he caught) rammed me in the 'nether regions. If you've ever seen a goose take flight by running across the top of the water flapping their wings, you'll know what I looked like
The rod and reel have been committed to Davey Jones Locker I'm afraid, but my friend is now the proud owner of a brand new Tica rod & reel courtesy of Chrissy.
On a nice note, to sooth my wounds (and my pride), courtesy of my co-workers as my going away present from my old job I left after 13 years, my new Orvis Superfine Touch was delivered tonight and I'll be resuming my version of fishing - fly fishing, keeping my feet where they can touch if I fall over