Thomas is full of energy now that his broken ankle has mended. He has used every trick in the book to get his grandfather out of his favorite reading chair and over to the old pier jutting into the Gulf of Mexico. Who knows - today may be their lucky day. They might just catch a fish big enough for their record book. And after dinner, Thomas knows he can always fish for one of Grandfather's stories, which are even better than crackly brown fried trout.