Though I was only four or five years old, I still remember my first charter boat fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay.
When my Dad told me I was going fishing, I got my toy plastic reel and steel rod that had a rubber hook for snatching up open mouthed plastic goldfish in a dexterity game.
I cut off the rubber hook with safety scissors and tied on a Christmas ornament hook. I was ready to catch a fish.
Capt. Bill Dixon from Town Creek must have been amused as I carried my rig onto his boat with my Dad, his business partner Howard Carpenter, and members of our families.