For the past few weeks, a nagging back injury has limited my fishing and my mobility. Just about the time it gets to feeling better, I do something stupid (like going fishing) and set my recovery back. This week I decided to truly limit my fishing. Not surprisingly, my back felt much better. On Saturday afternoon, I was bored and could move around without a significant amount of pain. So, I decided to go for a boat ride. Not one of my better decisions.
The boat ride went fine. However, things went downhill when I returned to the dock. There was another boat tied to the floating dock but there was plenty of room for me to tie up the Pathfinder. The tide and the wind were at my stern, moving me toward the dock. Rather than circle around and dock into the wind and the tide (which how I usually do it), I decided to ease the bow near the floating dock, step off the boat and tie up. Then, let the wind and tide bring the boat around to the dock. Easy stuff. I have done it literally hundreds of times without incident. This time was different story. When I stepped from the boat to the dock, my back seized up. Subsequently, I did not secure the bow. The wind and tide brought the stern of my boat around and into the side of the boat tied up at the dock.
In pain and totally embarrassed, I expected an angry response from the other boat owner. However, they were gracious and kind. In return for their kindness, I would like to take them fishing (when my back is better). Please reach out. I will feel guilty if you do not allow me to return the kindness.
Not much of fishing report. But I am including a picture of a Red Snapper from last week.