Fishing for Bluefish and Fluke

My dad organized a charter fishing trip with the Rothstein Family. We chartered a boat with Benchmark Sportfishing. It was a great boat, very clean, well staffed and flexible. We had a great time. We caught so many bluefish that within the first hour of fishing, we started to throw them back. Towards the late morning, we switched the tackle and moved to bottom fishing for fluke and sea bass.

The fishing is much slower for these fish, but the eating is much better. I ended up getting a monster fluke. It was 27 inches and 7.5 pounds. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, but Captain Nick had one.
My Fluke

The group and our fish:
The Group

9th Street Italian Festival, 2007

We once again made the annual trip to the 9th Street Italian Festival in South Philly. As always, had a great time hanging out with friends, drinking Peroni Beer, eating pork sandwiches and cannoli.

Scott, Randi, Andrea, Justin and Dave all were able to join us…

Chowing down on cannolis