Originally Posted by Airborneguy
You guys harvested those oysters? Awesome!
I'm drinking a margarita myself right now. I'm telling you, beer is getting a run for its money lately with me.
Yeah, we harvested them! We put the kayaks in at our house, and paddled out and picked them up. And we did some fishing besides.
Today, I hooked the biggest redfish of my life I think. I was kayaking back to the pier, and just fishing with light tackle. I got a HUGE redfish, and he dragged me, kayak and all, into a pier. I actually horsed him out and paddled while I held on to him, and got him up to the kayak. I swear, it was 27" long and really fat and big. And just as I thought, "oh, boy, I'm actually going to land him"- he bent the hook completely straight and got off!
Bob saw the whole thing from about 50 yards away, and was just amazed at my rod- it was bent completely over while I held it up. He did a big splash up at the surface, so I got a good look, and then he was finally gone.
It was great fun, and my arms hurt afterwards! Of course, the margaritas helped ease my pain.
I don't know if you can tell in the photos, but I'm not wearing lipstick! Even my lips are sunburnt today. But the oysters are worth it, and so was the fishing.