Independence Day

On this 4th of July, my parents and brothers are in Vermont, and Ed’s parents and sister are in Maine, so we were on our own.  We decided to go fishing this afternoon with Chris and Melissa.

My first catch, a blackfish! We used clams and hermit crabs as bait.  Although I caught blackfish and porgies, none of my fish were big enough to keep.

Ed shows off his blackfish.

Chris catches a big blackfish.

Melissa’s catch.  She caught blackfish, porgies, and bluefish.

Ed catches a sea bass.  We caught our limit of blackfish and were heading home when Chris spotted the birds that showed him where the sea bass were.

Faulkner’s Island off the coast of Guilford.  We saw a seal close to here, resting on a rock but I couldn’t get a good picture of it.

Me and Ed.

Chris and Melissa.

The dredge boat, named after Melissa.

Our catch.  We caught 8 blackfish, 1 porgie, 2 bluefish and 2 sea bass.  We got back too late to clean and cook them tonight, but tomorrow we’ll be having fried fish! Talk about local food! Oh, and my big toe made this picture at the bottom…

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4 responses to “Independence Day

  1. MARIE

    WOW! GREAT CATCH! MAINE IS JUST LOVELY, WISH YOU WERE ALL HERE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE A HAPPY JULY 4TH WAS GOOD ALL AROUND AND THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE HERE ON BEALS FOR TWO MORE DAYS. DAD IS OUT WITH DWIGHT, HOPEFULLY CATCHING HALIBUT TO BRING BACK TO CT. TO ADD TO THE SEAFOOD CATCH OF JULY 4TH! HAVE FUN, THE SUN IS BEAMING, THE AIR IS COOL AND LIFE IF GOOD!!!!! ENJOY YOUR FRIED FISH FEED AND WE WILL BE THERE IN SPIRIT, XOXOXOXOXO
    LOVE, MOM, DAD, KATE AND JED

  2. Great pics! Where did you go fishing?

  3. farmersdaughterct

    I wish we could be in Beals for the Lobster Boat race!

    We went fishing right off the coast of Guilford, by Faulkner’s Island. Chris has a special secret spot that I cannot reveal…

  4. Mom

    Ab,

    These pictures are fantastic! What a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July! Looks like you had a fabulous time and a wonderful catch! I wanted to respond earlier from Vt., but for some reason my Blackberry was having trouble sending the response. I LOVE the pix! Enjoy the bounty!

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