No one is there so we have free reign to choose our anchor location. The squid has not failed us... we begin getting bites almost immediatly. We start pulling in Yellow Tail Snapper, Bahamian Grouper, Strawberry Grouper, and other small fish. The smaller fish, we use for bait to catch larger fish. Shortly, the big runs begin. Micheal caught 8 (I think) Lemon and Nurse sharks just in the few hours we spent on the water today. I caught the only 'keeper' meat fish, a 20# Mutton Snapper. It was more than enough meat to feed the four of us fresh fish dinner tonight! (pics of snapper to come later )
I can't really tell you how many sharks we caught today, more sharks than anything. We don't eat them, just catch and release, but they are still a fun fight. As the tide changed, so did the current and ther luck. We headed back to the house around 3:00 pm and noticed a large thunder cloud off to the west as we drove back in. Turned out to be a good thing we left the water when we did, because the rain that followed was intense.
We learned a valuable lesson today though... even if you do not use any electricity during the day (our pattern has been to open all windows during the day for air, use sunlight as light, and only turn on the water pump as needed... then at night we use fans to keep cooler) after three days of cloudy skies, your power supply will be low! However, looking back, I think we were more worried about running out of electricity than we should have been. Turned out we had plenty of power when we needed it. On that rainy niht though, we couldn't fish the cut like we had gotten used to doing everyu evening, so we just lit some candles and played Scrabble. It was a nice change :)