Well, the annual tradition known as Sharkathon has finally arrived. This is the big week! It almost did not happen since the government was shut down. The tournament is held at Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) which was one of the victims of the shutdown. All is well now in the fishing world. Looks like the deal that they worked out will insure another shutdown in a couple of months, but that will be okay because Sharkathon will have survived! We hope to take lots of video of the sharks we catch. (We also hope to catch lots of sharks). The weather report looks decent at the moment, but you never know. Sharkathon attracts bad weather like blood attracts sharks. We will see. I will report back after the trip.