After getting pretty good at casting off the pier, I decided to try my luck on the beach. Cowboy fisherman john was already there. I hesitantly send my hook out into the water, only to have my misguided dog think we are playing fetch with the bobber. I drop the pole and go running into the surf to man the dog. Petrified he will get hooked, I drag him into shore completely tangled in my fishing line. Finally he is free and I reel in my hook to find I caught a fish. The very first cast in the gulf of Mexico. I’m hooked on fishing now! Since I have caught many of this little guys, a 3 foot shark, a 48 inch bull red and a crab. Yes a crab on a hook and all with shrimp bait.