At first, the fish were difficult to
tease, and we guessed there was such
an abundance of food that they were
not hungry. We persevered, and eventually Luke got that first sailfish and, following its release, he quickly added a second. By midmorning, the radio chatter confirmed that the marlin bite out on the Rips had been good as well, with boats releasing as many as three fish, so that’s where we headed next. By the time we reached the area, the bite had slowed, and we only managed to raise one fish — but that’s fishing. For me, the fact that I had earlier watched my son get his first sailfish simply could not be topped. The fact that it happened in Kenya, one of my favorite places in the world, was just a bonus.