If you live near an ocean of water you are bound to have summer guests. For me, it was my daughter, her son and his friend – both teenagers. It never ceases to amaze me that kids can be at the ocean where the weather is beautiful and they sit inside on their iPhones for hours on end. What is so important they can’t get out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine?
We spent the week camping at Myrtle Beach State Park and I really thought they would have plenty to keep them busy. I was determined to keep them inter-active at least for part of the time they were here.
Then it occurred to me that two young boys might enjoy deep sea fishing. I contacted Voyager Deep Sea Fishing and we decided on a mid-afternoon trip (they were not keen on the idea of getting up early.)
I noticed most of the people boarding the ship were carrying coolers and I did not think of that. They did have beverages for purchase on the boat, but it is a good idea to bring your own – especially on these hot summer days.
We had a beautiful ride down the Intercoastal Waterway and out into the ocean where the captain found a place to fish. They provided the poles and bait and helped novices like me to get my line in the water. The fish weren’t hitting at this first spot and I could tell the boys were getting impatient. I guess that is why they call it the microwave generation – the expectation of instant gratification. Grandpa told them to hang in there and they had that look that said he really didn’t know what he was talking about.
The captain had everyone bring in their lines and we moved to another location. Then sure enough – one of the boys got a hit. He was so excited. And it was a keeper!
We were out in the ocean for well over two hours and each of the boys had caught over 10 fish. Not all of them were keepers but they had a blast (and grandma was happy they were doing something besides texting or playing games on their phones.)
After arriving back at the dock around 8:30 pm, the crew cleaned our fish for us and we headed back to camp. Grandpa fired up the grill and we all had a chance to feast on the catch of the day.
I can’t say enough about how helpful the crew was on this deep sea fishing trip. From taking the fish off our hooks to adding bait and helping those of us less than experienced fishermen learn how to cast a line and bring in the catch.
Thank you to Captain Larry and your crew of Voyager for a day of deep sea fishing here in Myrtle Beach. It is a day that we will treasure for years to come.
Voyager Deep Sea Fishing & Dolphin Cruises
1525 13th Ave N
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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