Fishing in B&W
Fishing on these projects is not really a recreational activity, but an important source of food. We always plan to catch enough for a few meals since fresh or frozen meat is very hard to come by otherwise. The fridge only holds so much and food deliveries tend to be every two weeks. Our preferred catch is halibut, but as in the case of today’s post, lingcod is a very welcome substitute. While it may be “food fishing” it is also fun and relaxing to get out on the water and just sit around, except for those jigging or steering I suppose. All I did was sit as I had no fishing license.
The picture above is taken near a headland where the tide rips a bit and when pushed against by the wind creates steep waves that come over the deck from time to time. I was lucky to catch a picture of it, because when I set Tansy up to get another one, it did happen again.
At first I was disappointed with the focus on this picture, which was taken in a real rush with a manual lens. But, the more I look at it, and especially at the nice focus on my recently vacated chair, the more I like it. So I have included it – I would be interested to know if you think the focus is all wrong, or if it works for you too.
One of the best things about fishing is being on the ocean, often at low or no speed, gently rocking before an endless horizon.
But, the very best part is in the eating. There is nothing like fresh caught lingcod or halibut, pan-fried with garlic and butter, which is the imminent fate of the lingcod fillets below.
I only went out fishing once, so missed the halibut landing of a later trip. I hope you too are sastisfied with lingcod.
This link catalogues my posts about Kilgii Gwaay.
I was accompanied on this trip by one of the Quimper Hittys, Tansy, who has been blogging about the trip from a doll’s view and you can find those posts here. Pertinent to this post, she has already blogged about her time on this same trip which can be found here which has an interesting closeup of the lingcod.
Canon 5Dii, Nikkor-N (pre ai) 24mm/f2.8 lens, ISO 200 various exposures.