This post is written by Camden.
Tuesday we left Miami at 5am. But I was still asleep. When the sun started rising, I jumped out of my bed, and I asked my dad if we could start trolling for fish. He said yes so I got out my stinky ballyhoo for bait.I could not stop smiling because I was fishing and I was heading to Bimini!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s my favorite place in the Bahamas.
About halfway across the gulf stream, a bird landed on the boat. We named him Fluffy. Maria really liked Fluffy. She laughed when Fluffy was on the wheel and it looked like he was driving the boat. He stayed on the boat for an hour and then he flew away. I hope he made it back to Miami or over to the Bahamas.
We were 2 hours away from Bimini and we saw a HUGE weedline which means FISH!!! My mom took the wheel and followed the weedline. Joellen saw a wooden crate near the weedline so we drug our trolling poles past it and we saw fish under it. That’s when we heard the reel go “Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”!!! Fish on!!!!!!! We caught a 60 pound bull mahi mahi. It was a fighter. It even did 3 tail walks in the water.
Now I was really excited to get to Bimini!!!! We all shouted Land Ho! I love how the water turns more turquoise as we get closer to land.
When we got to the marina my dad carried the Mahi to the filleting station. This sucker was heavy and my dad almost dropped it when he was carrying it.
My dad did the filleting part because he says I’m too crazy with a knife. Maria and Joellen kept the flies away with the hose. 2 sharks hung around eating all the scraps and finally the head. It was awesome.
I went around and invited all the other boaters in the marina to a cookout. There was so much Mahi that we had a lot leftover. I even had a Coke to celebrate! Best day ever!!!