The Day at the Docks
On the end of the line, the mighty trout was fighting for dear life while on the other end, Staycationer JoJo was fiercely reeling it up to the surface. As the fish tugged and pulled, the rod would bend over almost to its breaking point. Two minutes into this struggle, JoJo was huffing and puffing as her face was turning a bright crimson red. She was getting tired now although soon it would be over. You see there wasn’t really a live fish on the line, this was just a simulation, one of many booths and demos at the annual “Day at The Docks” event in San Diego.
Prior to her trying this demo, there was a young boy working rigorously to snare in a large Marlin that could be seen on the TV monitor in the tent. Every time it jumped out of the water he would reel in the line at a rapid pace. When it was her turn, big kid JoJo selected a smaller fish thinking she wouldn’t have to work that hard. The trout proved to be quite a challenge.
I briefly thought I’d give it a try but the line behind me was full of youngsters anxiously waiting their turn. I had to give it up for the kidlets as it was a great chance for them to try fishing.
The even younger tykes were given an opportunity to catch real fish in a penned in area next to one of the docks. The netted area was stocked with small mackerel and from what I saw, every one of them caught a fish.
All of this interaction was part of this amazing celebration and was a perfect day for the whole family.
Day at the Docks:
I feel bad about reporting about it after the fact although sometimes we have to experience it ourselves first. If it is a worthy happening as this one was, hopefully you will put it on your bucket list for the following year.
Held at America’s Cup Harbor near Point Loma, every year the Day at the Docks celebrates the beginning of the sport fishing season. San Diego’s sport fishing fleet is known as the worlds largest.
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