The last time I was in Los Angeles, last July in fact, my brother Daniel took me with him when he went fishing. I don't have California fishing license so my job was mostly to try to catch sand crabs for bait. I used to spend a lot of time at the beach catching sand crabs when I was a kid (which I always let go), seemed a lot easier then though -- maybe cause I was closer to the sand? At any rate, we could see all these fish swimming around in the surf, but he didn't catch anything, although the guy next to us did.
In the letter my father wrote me last week, he mentioned that my brother Daniel had caught a big corvina at Bolsa Chica beach. And he caught it on light tackle: 4-lb test line and a small pole. Well, we all know how fishermen like to exaggerate the size of their catch, only this one has a picture to back it up. The fish was 22 1/2 inches long and 4 lb 3 oz. Daniel deserves 15 seconds of fame for this. Congratulations, brother. Looking at this scene makes we wish I was not 1500 miles away.