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.