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In Search of the (Holy) Mackerel

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

The Lure of Jesus and Mary

The 2 most desired fish on Badu (not counting crayfish) are Coral Trout and Spanish mackerel. The SM has proved elusive. For the first part of the week, it’s been the Jesus lure that has brought in the most fish. Julie and Dave have tried a succession of different apparatus – but with little luck. Jesus was named because it had been lost after a battle with a mackerel – but then miraculously floated to the surface – resurrected. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day – teach him to fish and he will drink beer.

Then along came Mary. Not the mom, the girlfriend. Definitely no virgin. She immediately took on the bad boys – barracuda and sharks. But she welcomed them all – trevally, tuna, trout. [read on]