Selfies with Schoolies
Cat with Captain Austin
By Cat Wilson, "That Girl in the More" for Cape Country 104
Recently, you may have noticed pictures of me floating around the internet taking selfies with fish. Do you want to take a guess at how many times I have gone fishing in the past decade? Come on… GUESS!
The correct answer is only a couple of times. Each of those adventures has been within the past month or so. Funny that I grew up here I spent most of my life rinsing salt and sand out of my hair. I LOVE to cook fresh fish. And somehow, I never really went fishing.
My first adventure was during the “Reel Heroes” fishing tournament with the Wounded Warrior Project. (See my June 8th blog “Just Fishing”). It was an amazing day, and I brought home a big zip-lock bag filled with fresh fish fillets.
My next excursion was just this past week. The Cape Cod Commercial Fisherman’s Alliance arranged an afternoon trip with “Captain Austin” on his charter boat “Gracie J”. There would be just a few of us on the boat, including Rachael and Captain Ray from the Fisherman’s Alliance, Matt Pitta (CapeCod.com News), Captain Austin Proudfoot, and myself.
There was a little verbal sparring between Matt and myself as we headed out of Round Cove in Chatham and headed to Monomoy. You see, I had completely out-fished Matt at the “Reel Heroes” fishing tournament, and he saw this as a chance to reclaim his “Portuguese Fishing Pride” (as he called it … over… and over… and OVER…).
All I had in my head was fresh grilled striped bass or bluefish for dinner.