For those of you who were hoping for a blue claw, hope no more. I would like to have seen the rest of this crab, but alas I only found a claw. You may call me clueless, if you must, but do not call me clawless. Or silly. Photo taken on Copano Bridge Pier, Texas.
Fishing in Port Aransas, Texas, was quite a bit of fun and I caught some big salt water catfish which I promptly threw back. At one point this huge ship was making it’s way into the Gulf and was much more impressive than the bony catfish. A quick google search:
This big beauty was docked with it’s engine running and the captain was on board doing some paperwork in the pilot house. I did not get to talk to him but the boat was clean and the engine idled smoothly. As to the name of this trawler, that will remain a mystery.
No harm came to this fish who was tossed back into the water within 45 seconds of catching him. I do not have a 1″ thumb. I only eat fish that are big enough to filet. This little fellow was pretty enough to be photographed and swam away quickly when released.
My soul is most at rest at the water’s edge, and in south Texas that need is met with fishing and sight seeing. In this image we see a handsome boat, a little time worn, but looking stout and sea worthy. Today I enjoyed large and fresh shrimp, it was SO good.