The King of Plymouth Bay motored The Katherine Kelly toward the Town Pier in Plymouth Saturday just after dawn to pick up two eager crewman for a day of fishing. The forecast called for a picture postcard day at sea and this time they got it right on the money. In many years past, the season may have already ended by this date in October; so The King of Plymouth Bay was not about to go out with a whimper. Loaded with fuel and bait, White put the hammer down on the Katherine Kelly and set his sights on the fertile fishing grounds off Provincetown.
The morning chop began to settle down as we sped past the Gurnet to join the fleet of pleasure and sport craft that took advantage of this late-season summer spell. The old sea biscuit ran like a champ during the 50-minute trek across Cape Cod Bay, delivering us safely and swiftly to our beachside fishing grounds. It wasn’t long before the King had us wrestling jumbo Blue Fish on fifty yards of line. Derek bagged the first of many trophy Blues that were all returned to the sea to complete their migratory loop.
Here are a few of the images of the great late-season outing we enjoyed aboard the Katherine Kelly as the guest of Harbor Insurance founder and President, Jeff White.