We got the call about a favorable weather window so we went fishing. It started off as simple as that.
Due to the kindness of the BFC members I have been able to experience some fantastic fishing and overall good times. This trip would be no different.
Before any trip or major life event, I look for a few signs beforehand. I stay aware of what is going on around me and use these signs as a way to get an impression how this event ( read fishing trip ) will play out.
Old man Wilkie and I left central Maine making our way to a friends house for the night before we would head offshore. The drive down was uneventful for us, not so for the owners of Toyota Camry we saw fully engulfed in flames. Sign number 1.
We arrived at our friends home to relax before our 1:00am departure time. Wilkie had a beer and I walked around, taking it all in if you will.
The bathroom was a bit of a mess and the chips we found were expired.
But there was cool artwork on the fridge and fishing gear stashed everywhere.
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" Real fishermen" I repeated.
I'll take this as good sign number two.
I slunk off for two hours of sleep and Wilkie and Capt. Lane planned our attack. They woke me early and we headed south. First a pit stop at the local McDonald's and some chit chat about tattoos with the young woman working the night shift. She showed us her piece and I took this as good sign number three.