I am a fisherman. Now that doesn’t mean that I am one of those people who has a house full of fishing equipment, who owns his own boat and who gnashes his teeth every time he comes home without catching anything except seaweed. I am an amateur fisherman who goes fishing just to enjoy being near the water and listening to the sound of the ocean. So my fishing routine is simpler than those who are really serious about it. I start by leaving home early in the morning, so I can be on the beach before daybreak. That lets me enjoy the sound of the incoming tide see the morning sunrise. I pick out a good spot along the beach, stretch out a blanket and put my rod and reel in my casting boot. I put on my sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut, – got ‘em for less than $150 – eat my morning sandwich and drink my morning juice.
Before the sun clears the horizon I make my way to the water’s edge and cast my line out into the tide. I am not a really good surf caster, but I usually manage to make it out about 50 to 60 yards; far enough to attract the attention of a good-sized sea bass or grouper. Once the line is out I relax in my beach chair and listen to the waves and birds while waiting for a fish to take a nip at my lure. In the meantime I enjoy watching the morning sunrise through the latest style sunglasses I purchased with my Groupon from the Sunglass Hut. They are a great deal since the Groupon gave me a discount of 60% off the price for their selection of already reduced glasses and frames. They are really effective in protecting one’s eyes from harmful rays.
On a good day I may land two or three good-sized fish. I rarely keep them; unless I feel like fixing one for lunch or dinner…in those cases I bag the fish in ice until I get home. But I usually throw those I catch back into the water. I fish mainly for the opportunity to enjoy the water and the atmosphere. Besides, to be honest, I’d rather let someone else clean, scale and fillet the bloody things!