Deep Sea Fishing

Julia Crane |

With some places opening up, my boyfriend and I were able to go deep sea fishing this past weekend out of Plum Island. This is a tradition for him, but I never had the motivation to wake up at 5:00AM on a weekend to go fishing. So this year was the first year I went, and I am very glad I made that choice! If it wasn’t so expensive, I think I might go every weekend!

I could never understand why someone would wake up early to fish, and then fish for hours with the possibility of not catching anything. BUT, unlike fishing on a lake, you are basically guaranteed to catch a fish.

Deep sea fishing was different, and much more fun. Even if I didn’t catch a fish, we saw several whales and even a sun fish, and just being on a boat in the ocean was calming. It took about two hours to get to the first spot we were fishing, but it certainly didn’t feel that long.  

I “casted” which is basically just dropping the line into the water. It was hard to tell if I had a fish or if it was just the rocking of the boat. Most people weren’t catching anything in this spot, so the captain had everyone bring in their lines. (Sorry I don’t know fishing lingo yet!) I was trying so hard to get mine back in, and I was shocked at how hard it was. Little did I know, I had a fish on my line! It was a keeper, too!

For the rest of the day I had a lot of luck catching fish, but none that were keepers. We also kept catching everyone else’s lines – which was the most frustrating part of the day.

I’m already trying to book another trip out because I enjoyed it so much. Few words of advice that I learned: Don’t wear a white shirt, or any clothes you like. Don’t forget sunblock. And be prepared to be absolutely exhausted for days after.

The author of this article is Julia Crane, Financial Planner Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.