One of the great pleasures of living on the coast is getting in your boat or kayak and catching some fresh fish.
Today with some great morning weather, I was checking out my kayak since it is now plenty warm enough to be out on the water. I had taken my fishing rod as an afterthought.
I was floating in a lazy late morning breeze. I had been watching a duck who did not seem very concerned about me. I decided that if I were a fish, I would be in a certain spot waiting for food to float by my mouth.
Sure enough the first cast to my chosen spot resulted in a flounder. Unfortunately he took my Gulp bait so deeply I couldn't get it out since I had forgotten to bring any long nose pliers. I had not even brought another rig so it was a quick end to my fishing.
With a pleasant morning memory forever in my head, I headed back to the house. Thunderheads were starting to roll up and the rain that began dropping on me confirmed that the nice part of the day was over.
The flounder ended up in the frying pan for lunch. I was lucky that it was just long enough to be legal.
It did not take long to get today's catch onto a plate.