I played hooky from work today and went fishing. The boat is the Mackenna Jane II out of Queenstown, run by Capt. Jerry Judge. Jerry is a close friend of Rod Luck and we always have a great time on his boat. He's a knowledgeable fisherman, runs a well prepared boat, and is a great host.
The crew included Jerry Judge - the captain and boat owner, Rod Luck, Kent Wasserman - Rod's neighbor, John - who works with Rod, John's bass fishing partner Mike, and Me. Beau the boat dog was supervising the whole time. He's a 21 week old yellow lab that Jerry is training as a hunting dog. He was a lot of fun.
We landed 3 big rock all 34 inches plus and released a 4th that was just about an inch shy of the 28 inch minimum. We also netted a case of beer dropped by another boat to rescue us from our own poor planning!!
The weather started wet and gray when left the pier about 6 am. But by 8 the sun was out and the day just kept getting better. When I got home I had time for a nap. Then I enjoyed grilled rock fish and caramel birthday cake for dinner with my family.
It was a great day!
This one did NOT get away!
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