Friday, May 4, 2012

Gone Fishin'

The B&B will be closed tues and wed may 8-9, 2012 cuz this innkeeper is goin' fishin'! 
Your innkeeper Shellie from The Claiborne House B&B Lands a big ol' yellowfin tuna
Shellie's Yellowfin Tuna
Here are some photos from 2 years ago Gulf Stream with Dad - Yellowfin Tuna (my shoulders, neck, eyelashes, wrists, skin all hurt for days but it was worth it!) 

The boat with the best Capt and Crew is The Obsession from Nags Head, NC
Plenty of Mahi Mahi, around here called Dorado or Dolphin Fish
Dad with a gaffer Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi)
The Mahi Mahi later on (I made Fish Tacos at our place - recipe here)
Dad takes the chair
This is all part of what keeps an innkeeper innteresting, we innjoy doing things outside the inn when we can, and this trip has been a long time in the making! 

Capt Jeff on The Obsession is the guy who has them lined up at the dock when he pulls in as he always gets the big fish! We leave at 4am to head out to the Gulf Stream, the traffic-jammed-interstate for all fish off the East Coast! Dad has reeled in a giant Blue Marlin and Sail Fish, even Big Eye Tuna:
Dad's marlin flag flyin' high!
Dad's big marlin comin' into the boat on The Obsession 
You think I am kiddin'? Yeah it was a biggun'!
I am sharing this with you, not as a part of The Claiborne House B&B marketing, but a part of me. Hope to see you here soon! (Sometimes our guests talk fly fishin' for trout in mountain streams etc, they don't know this innkeeper's BIG little secret - FISH ON!)