After many requests from neighborhood friends, Stevie finally set up a fishing charter to go deep sea fishing. Stevie, along with 6 other guys (and one resilient gal) from the 'hood got up at 3:30 to head over to Awase port to catch their boat. Now fishing charters in Japan are not as glamorous as those in the States - very bare bones from what I can tell - but I guess that doesn't matter when you're pulling in fish after fish!
|Spencer pulling one in.|
|Joe, Spencer, Dima, Shane and the brave gal of the group - Alicia!|
After a 2 hour ride 30 miles out to sea, the group dropped their lines and didn't stop until late in the afternoon. The results? Well, the sea is missing a few fish now!
|This was one of two coolers full of fish!|
|Lester Heights Tuna Massacre|
The tired crew got home around 5:30 that night and began the real fun - filleting all 80 (approximately) bonito tuna and a few token yellow fin! Fortunately for the ones that had never filleted a fish, they had some experienced people to teach them including two surgeons!
|This was the closest I could get to getting him to kiss the fish.|
|The kids were fascinated, especially Emmy!|
|Hard at work, but look at the fillets piling up.|
|Stevie and Spencer working hard.|
|That's a worm that Jon found in one of the fish - ewww!|
That's a lot of fish...stay tuned for the next post - Fish Fry!