Rockport TX Bay Fishing!

My Brother and Sister-in-Law invited the Saldivar clan to go fishing in Rockport TX. I took lots of pictures and created a slideshow.

We took off late on Friday and began our fishing trip with my Brother Martin and his wonderful wife, Trish, Saturday morning at 8am!

Emmy was just beside herself, she’d never been on a boat and wanted to fish and well, Liz was just itching to get out of town. Me, well, I’m not really big on the beach, boats or fishing but it was for my kids so I took my Nikon D7000  and was eager to take pics and try out the HD video function as well.

It was so much fun! We had such a good time. We even saw Dolphins! Liz wrote about it so I’m paraphrasing below.

Emma caught a red fish, but it was too small and had to let them go. But she had fun helping her Uncle Martin catch bait fish. We moved to about three spots and had mixed luck. Finally at one of the deeper spots, Joaquin caught some other fish that we used for bait. We called it “Lucky Guts.” Well, sure enough, they got some bites…and then he got a good one.

He was reeling it in and it was strong, Uncle Martin was coaching him through it and then Uncle Martin got a look at it! “Oh Sh**” said Uncle Martin, “it’s a shark!” “What, a shark? Emma move! Come stand by me right now!!!!!”, screamed Liz. We scurried to the front of the boat as Joaquin and Uncle Martin reeled it in and it landed on the boat, flailing about. We let it flail for a bit and then they put it in the storage area, then Martin decided to poke it with the net handle and it opened its mouth and grabbed on to it! We all screamed!!!! Ok, the girls did. It wouldn’t let go of the pole. Trish was like, “Martin, that’s our new net!” Jaws gave up the fight and Martin was able to get the pole out of its mouth.

What an adventure! Trish ended up catching another shark (black tip shark) as well. All in all, it was a good trip. I can check that one off my bucket list!

Now we’ll have to google recipes on how to prepare shark!

Enjoy the video below. PS – song is Santana, Foo Foo. (I’ve had numerous people ask)

I also was having fun shooting tons of pictures. I took close to 800! But then again I did use the continuos shooting mode on my camera to “get all the action.” I finally whittled it down to 200.

And I will be posting some images soon on this blog with some creative experimentation.

What a great time.

…and yes…he is my brother!

Thanks Uncle Martin and Aunt Trish!



One thought on “Rockport TX Bay Fishing!

  1. Finally got to view the video. Best parts:

    Lisa with Life Vest sitting next to Trish, everyone (taking turns) holding on to Emmy’s life jacket from the back, Mijo relaxing at the bow, sound effects, Martin’s clothes flapping with the wind, sounds of motor, and the MUSIC!!!! Who was that???

    Good Job Gilberto, maybe I should have hired you to be the videographer for our wedding????? But would rather see you dancing with your beautiful wife/my sister!!!

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