Catch Date: 01/13/2017 0:00 AM
Story Date: 01/13/2017 19:10 PM
Location: Manasquan Inlet NJ
This photo was taken during a summer trip on a very warm day. I was fishing about 15 miles out of Manasquan Inlet on an artificial reef location. The codfish were there, they were hungry, so I invited them to dinner at my house.
After the first keeper was netted, we opened the in deck fish box and to our surprise, we forgot to bring the ice. The water temperature was too warm to keep the fish in the box without ice, and too warm to keep them in the livewell. So, doing what fishermen do sometimes, they had to go into the beverage compartment, since it held the only ice onboard.
In case you're curious, yes we still did drink the refreshments.