Wrestling with Fractious Weather

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Capt. Rimmer Covington had a plan: A 70-mile run to blue water, catch a few wahoo, zip to another spot and wrestle with a few Yellowfin tuna then end the day by hooking up with a mako shark.

Excellent plan. Then the weather got in the way.

A cold north wind and rough seas kept us on the move and mostly fishless until Henry Webb brought a 150-pound black tip shark to the boat. We added a bonito, king mackerel and another shark.

Good to be on the water, regardless, the occasional bout of motion sickness not withstanding.

Published by Gary Garth

Writer Contributing outdoor columnist, USA Today Outdoor columnist, Kentucky Monthly

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