I am back from vacation! It was a great vacation other than my wife getting spined through the foot by a saltwater catfish while fishing the Gulf of Mexico. The night prior (1 AM) to the incident, I had spotted a frenzy of small sharks around the pier so I convinced Luiza that we had an opportunity for shark if we fished late at night with cut baits. The next night we walked out to the pier at about ten PM and I cast out while Luiza and her mother rigged their lines, and to my surprise, I had a bite that resulted in a bullish fight almost immediately—I caught a five-pound catfish. Before Luiza would get her line in the water I would catch another, and another, and even though I wasn’t fishing for catfish it was still fun to have something give fight (for the first half hour). For the next hour we caught these catfish left and right and was beginning become weary—but as luck would have it, Luiza was seriously spined before we decided to give it a rest.