He unloaded his fishing gear from the trunk and took down the kayak from the roof rack. He baited his hook with a small mackerel, cast out his line and began to paddle. Suddenly his line takes off and he notices that the line is no longer in the water. A seagull has scooped up the mackerel that was his bait and was trying to fly off with it. He tugs on the line to get his hook and bait back, but the seagull has the mackerel and drops it into someone’s fancy yacht. At least that’s the story he told me as to why his fishing trip was over so soon.