Today we met up at Boston Harbor Fun's boat at the Courthouse Dock, ran by Captain Charlie and his mates, John and Christian.
The skies were clear, the weather was hot and humid and the water had decent clarity at the beginning of the trip. On our way to Lovells Island we made a stop to fish, hoping to catch some stripers. As we were hanging out near Castle Island, we ended up catching a few fish; stripe bass, black sea bass, mackerel and perch.
We caught a 30" striper; the minimum size to keep is 38" - woohoo! One of the bass we caught was a black sea bass, with a beautiful turquoise stripe on its head. I learned that all black sea bass are hermaphrodite; born female (with the turquoise stripe) and then as they turn into an adult, they transform from female to male, and also grow a bump on their head and turn completely black.
As we were hanging around fishing,
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