On Tuesday, May 19th, BHS forensics students went to Captree for their annual fishing trip organized by Mr. Portuese. Every year, the group of 100 rents a large boat for a full day of fun and fishing.
This year, students sailed the Island Princess onto the waters of the Great South Bay near Fire Island. Each student received a fishing pole and shared buckets of bait consisting of fish and squid. Determined to reel in a keeper, students fished for hours, taking breaks only for lunch and when the captain drove the boat towards new waters.
“It was amusing to hear the screaming and laughing as girls who never go fishing (including this reporter) found themselves frantically trying to reel in a catch,” said senior Nicole Giovanniello.
Many were successful, while others didn’t even get a bite the entire trip. By the end of the day, four fluke, two crabs, and one skate were brought home. Overall, about 20+ fish were caught on the day, including two by a future professional fisherman (again, this reporter).
“We were all worried the weather was going to ruin the trip, but it ended up being a perfect temperature without a single drop of rain. There was nothing more ideal than being on the water, catching some fish, and listening to country music. It was such a relaxing, fun day,” said senior Andrew Ritchie.
Please excuse the pun in the headline, but this trip was a great success, as all who attended would agree. Although it could have been warmer, the students has a great time and learned a lot.