Today I, (Dustin) went on a deep sea fishing trip with some folks from work. Heather and Grace are in the states visiting family, so I took someone up on going fishing. It is something that I have always wanted to do while I was here. We had to all meet at 4:30 in the morning and we drove to the port where we loaded up our coolers and headed out into the Pacific. I couldn't believe it--it was 3 hours out from Okinawa before we stopped. I had no clue what I was doing, but the boat captain was pretty helpful. He showed me how to bait the hook with a minnow and then just let out the line below the boat. There was no casting necessary. Pretty soon someone got a fish, and I was pretty jealous. Finally, I felt a HUGE tug on my line and I had snagged the 2nd fish of the day! I was so excited--it was a tuna, and it looked like an 8 lb fish or so. I did so well the first half of the day--I think it was beginner's luck. In the end I hauled in 7 large tuna fish. Around 2 we started to head back with a huge bin full of saltwater tuna. I attempted to clean my fish (yeah that didn't work too well) and we all split the fillets at the end of the day. It was a good trip--but I think I would rather have my Honey and my Gracie poo.
Up bright and early--the wind was colder than I expected!
The sunrise from the boat was nice
My first two fish--small, but they put up a good fight
Just havin' a good time
We almost got pulled over by the Navy for getting too close to the Destroyer