Night Fishing

Last Friday night, I took the Brooklyn VI out of Sheephead Bay with some of my fellow anglers for an awesome night of fishing.

The waters were great and the night was cool and breezy. This boat was a lot smaller than the GoRuCo cruise ship so you really felt the tossing of the waves.

It was my first time fishing in the ocean (also first time fishing with a real rod). I was super excited.

fishing rod

We started off jigging. No luck.

Next we tried bait.

bait

I was a little squeamish about the bait, since they were large chunks of fish instead of nightcrawlers (what I’m used to). What kind of monstrosity were we fishing for?!

Turned out we were fishing for sharks.

Over the couple hours, we caught loads of sharks. Though, not the bluefish or bass we were hoping for, sharks made it a very exciting night.

When I caught my shark, it was a surprise. I was casually reeling in my line, when all of a sudden it got really hard. I panicked a little when I saw a shark emerge from the surface. Harry had to help me reel it in all the way.

shark

We returned all the sharks back to the sea. Due to peer pressure, I had to personally return my shark.

Oh boy was that an experience.

Overall, the night was super fun. We didn’t catch any keeper fish, but we still had a great time.

I wanna go fishing again!

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