Elito Arceo holding Dylan, background, Don Francisco
Arceo. The fish is in the middle.
On Thursday, October 30th, Don Fashico's advice paid off. When Tulo and Elito saw the size of the big grouper sitting in the water watching them they couldn't believe their eyes. They had already caught a large grouper that would be the envy of most fishermen, but luck had decided to favor them twice in one day. Their spears bent like hairpins as they wrestled the big "cherna" towards the boat. Catching the fish proved to be the easy part; it still had to be lifted into the boat and it weighed more than Elito and Tulo together.
When the fish was brought to town at the docks behind the football field
cries of "cherna" and "one big boy" were heard as a crowd quickly gathered.
It took six men to hoist the big fish up for a quick photo session.