Our hunt for the elusive New England fluke finally found success today. Off the boat, we caught two keeper fluke (20″ and 21″). We caught them on fluke rigs tipped with squid. Tracy also caught two smaller unidentified fish that are feeding like crazy at the surface all around the boat.
Of course, we also returned to Salvatore’s coal fired pizza. Twice. For four pizzas total. Yum. We tried something different with this pepperoni and meatball. It was great, but the sausage is still amazing.
But, rest assured that it’s not all pulling up fish and eating pizza (oh, and ice cream) here. No, we have a puzzle. The pesky bilge pump worked it’s way over the handle to open the hatch to the propane locker and effectively lock it closed. And, as many of you know, the propane locker is completely sealed to the inside of the boat (to keep the propane out of the boat), so there isn’t another way in. Hmmm.
Now the front that diverted us here (rather than taking the easier offshore route) has passed. We’re off tomorrow (Thursday) around lunch time headed for Maryland via New York Harbor and the Delaware Bay.