Easy, or was it Lazy, Sailboat Fishing
(Ladysmith B.C. Canada)
Well it was a Spring trip away with a good friend on the West Coast of B.C. in the Gulf Islands. Our boat was moored in a fine marina just across one of the more curious borders with the U.S. Point Roberts is part of the U.S but not. It is, as its name says, a Point but it is not connected to the US - rather it is connected to Canada.
If you are American and you want to visit Point Roberts you must cross into Canada, drive 30 or so minutes toward Vancouver B.C. and then head toward Twassen B.C. and find the border crossing into Point Bob.
Now we had stocked up our sailboat for the weekend and cats off the lines. It's 15miles across Georgia Strait before you hit the protected waters of the Gulf Islands.
We cracked the ceremonial beer pulled out the rods and proceeded to set up our lines for Salmon.
A hooch lure and a flasher quickly tied onto our rods and then let out behind the boat as we sailed across the Strait.
3 hours later and we approached our favourite anchorage. Ken says to me, "Hey we haven't checked the lines since we left.
Sails down and we began dealing the line in. It felt like nothing but soon as the line neared its end we could see something hanging off the hook.
A Salmon! A small one but a keeper just the same.
I'm having fish tonight!
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