Fishing Headquarters (Catch My Drift) Complaint - No Fish - Deep Sea Fishing

Review by CanadianBoy on 2011-03-09
Went Deep Sea Fishing on the Catch my Drift vessel last year and just one person out of 18 people caught one fish on this trip. Plus, the waves were way too high and choppy, everyone except the crew was sick and throwing up.

The Captain should have not gone out that day. OK, this year I decided to give it a second chance on a calmer day and again, just one fish for the entire boat.
Comments:26 Replies - Latest reply on 2011-03-13
Posted by jktshff1 on 2011-03-09:
Where you were would be helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
Boy do I know this story well. When I was just a kid my uncle would take me out fishing all day long and we wouldn't catch squat. I remember it like it was yesterday. Me, the old man, two fishing rods, a case of Schlitz and a COKE in the hundred degree Oklahoma days. The only time it got interesting was when my uncle got nailed for DUI on the way back. It seemed all so boring back then but then again I still had plenty of growing up to do.

So yeah I understand wasting your time not catching anything. Heck if you didn't want to catch anything you could stay home and watch the sea in all its glory on the boob-tube.
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-09:
Fishing sucks big time when you don't catch anything.
Posted by MRM on 2011-03-09:
Should have bring in the net.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
For me growing up, much in the same atmosphere as Lord Rothschild, fishing wasn't about catching fish. It was more about sitting out on the lake with my brothers or uncles, and just relaxing. Listening to the silence, and hearing what it had to say. Small talk between us occasionally, but nothing had to be said.

The only thing usually caught was a buzz:)
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
I've known many people who've gone deep sea fishing and came back with nothing--after paying a load of money. Yes, they even became sick. But they always came back with funny tales anyway. I think it's what you make of it.

When I was growing up, we used to go fishing for trout in the mountains. We never came up empty handed. Then we'd go back and cook them over the campfire. Yum! On the other hand, my dad used to go to the shore every night to go fishing. He didn't care if he caught anything or not. If he did, he released it. He just found it very relaxing at the end of the day.
Posted by T on 2011-03-09:
It took you an extra trip to "catch the drift". Now you know better. Think of it this way - you have a story to tell years from now.

We took a group of students 300 miles to go camping/whale watching. The camping turned out to be the highlight, as the whales weren't courteous enough to oblige. We had a great time despite the no shows. Sometimes you have to try to make salmon out of halibut.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
Or make halibut out of salmon.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
Or go just for the halibut.
Posted by T on 2011-03-09:
Or Jimmy Dean out of Spam.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
Fresh halibut due to arrive on the Ides of March! I will be firmly planted at the front of the line at Fisherman's Terminal before the sun comes up that day.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
ript, I can see you standing in line waiting patiently. Sounds good. Next week, I will be able to have all the things I've missed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
That's why they call it fishing, not catching.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
I can't think of anything else to say besides what throwback said.

There's no way anyone can guarantee you'll catch a fish...unless they have people planted out there in the water that physically place a fish on your hook.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
I hate choppy waves.....
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
As do I.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
Was there a sign posted or something printed on your receipt that guaranteed you would catch a fish? Or that a certain percentage of people on those excursions catch fish each time?

I always thought that catching a fish was between you, the fish, and God.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-03-09:
I have never gone deep sea fishing, My investment in fish feeding equipment is enough as it is.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
I really like deep sea fishing, and, though I have never caught anything there, I did get to enjoy someone else's catch.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
The OP sounds like they fell for the scam...hook, line, and sinker.
Posted by MRM on 2011-03-09:
How can it be a scam? They went on the vessel, navigate to the middle of the sea, but unfortunately, theres no fish in the area.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-03-09:
The fact they caught only one fish suggests to me the Captain of this ship owns an android phone. If he had an iPhone everybody would be catching fish because there's an app for that.
Posted by MRM on 2011-03-09:
Hilarious, Lord, Hilarious.
Posted by momsey on 2011-03-09:
There's a big difference between fishing a lake and fishing an ocean. Sitting around on a dock or in a rowboat on a lake can be relaxing and enjoyable even if you don't catch anything. Sitting on a boat in the middle of the ocean, especially when it's rough, is not much fun unless you're catching something.

And a good captain will usually find the fish, even if he has to move the boat several times. So I'm with the OP on this complaint!
Posted by Whiteduck on 2011-03-09:
Never understood fishing anyway. Matching wits with a fish? Sounds like there's some fish with more brain power than the fishermen, wherever this occured...
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2011-03-13:
I would love to go fishing again with my dad, regardless if we caught anything or not.

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