I caught a Mahi! OKay, he’s not the biggest Mahi in the sea - but I reeled and gaffed him myself so there’s a big proud smile on my face.
I still remember the first time I tried to gaff a fish… It was in Alaska, and Eric was fishing for Lingcod. He had been trying to catch this one fish for half an hour, the fish kept stealing our live bait off the hook and we knew he was big. When Eric finally coaxed him all the way to the surface, I took one look at that terrifying fish and said there was no way I was going to gaff that!!
That lingcod was probably bigger than this Mahi, but it makes me laugh when I think about how I capable I feel now compared to that day when I was too afraid to try 🙃