Six of us made reservations the day before at the Marina down the street for a day of deep sea fishing; Hemingway style.
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All the boats are government owned. The Captains make about $25 a month plus tips and all the fish they can keep. The 2 crew were very friendly and did all the work. We were trolling about 9 miles out when the first Barracuda was caught. Then we took turns catching Kingfish and Yellow Jack. We stopped off at a small island, had lunch and scared a few Germans who were politely eating lunch as we pretended to be pirates. Late afternoon back at the docks we generously tipped the crew and they filleted several of the fish for us to take back to the hotel where we had made arrangements to have the fish cooked the next day for a giant fish fry.
That night was spent by the pool watching a show then jamming with a couple of the local groups playing in the hotel lounge. I had to get some sleep for the long trip back to Havana in the morning.
See Chuck Allen in person Friday Night June 24th featuring a slide presentation and discussion at ‘Cuba Night’ with authentic Cuban Cuisine at the Village Square Cafe. Please call for information.
Village Square Café
66 Village Square
Village of Cross Keys
Baltimore, Md. 21210