I am not sure I agree with this because I see family's all along the water edges fishing and catching real fish. Big fish. Hmmmmmm. I think someone in my family wants a boat or a sea kayak.
I have decided that I need to just go and stop waiting around for the right equipment to magically appear in our driveway so that we can catch the big fish. I don't care about the BIG one. I just want my own fish to grill. I have committed to myself that I will pick up my reel, find a location close to my home and catch a big fish or a small fish with or without my family by my side. I want Isabella to have memories of fishing as I do from my childhood.
If we wait around for the right "everything" and the right "time" then I know from experience it won't happen and time will pass us by.
If it was impossible to catch fish from the shore, piers and bridges, then all of the people I see out fishing would not be fishing or would they. LOL Maybe it isn't about fishing but about something more. Like time spent together, being outside or having a few minutes to think while watching the sailboats drift by. Maybe fishing isn't about the fish at all.
Is this how fish tales are made? With a desire and a wish for something grand only to be disappointed with a little teeny tiny fish. I guess I will find out soon. I will discover for myself if fishing is about catching fish or something else.
I have grilled whole fish before and I always get a little bit frustrated because the fish tends to stick to the grate and flake apart. I had a reader suggest that I should lay the fish on a bed of sliced lemons.
The man is a genius! It worked and I was able to flip the fish and grill it on both sides without loosing a lot of meat. I suggest you give it a try too.
I added slits to the top side of the fish and slipped a few lemon slices into each slice. This helped when I flipped the fish to cook on the other side because I was able to grill the fish and still have them sitting on a bed of lemons. You can see from the picture below that I did not loose too much meat.