Thursday, July 16, 2009

Mako Mania

Bob joined his cousins, Kenny and Kris and their "crew", for the annual Mako Mania tournament in Point Pleasant this year. It is an afternoon of fun and fishing. (Well, its supposed to be.) They went about 100 miles out of Point Pleasant to the "Hudson Canyon".

Bob actually took a few pictures during the outing. Here are some of the motley crew and one of their catches - a blue shark.

Getting the shark on board...

Here is one of the blue sharks that they reeled in.

Kris really liked this shark!

Here is Kenny's big catch!!!

They ended up having a great time!

Although they lost an engine, lights, and radio while they were 40 miles out. The remaining engine didn't go any faster than 8 miles an hour, so it took them 5 hours to get back to shore. (Bob said it was so pitch black dark that it was surreal.) They had a Coast Guard helicopter looking for them when they didn't check in at the end of the tournament. They got back to shore at 3 AM.

Needless to say - they didn't place in the tournament. (They didn't catch a Mako either - LOL!)

1 comment:

  1. grandma and grandpaJuly 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Grandma wants to know if Dad brought Mom a shark home for a pet? Since Grandma knows how much she liked sharks when she was little!! LOL