A tote of mackerel slides noisily down a metal chute into a warehouse at the fish pier in Chatham. It’s dark and chilly and I’m standing with Willie Ligenza, who caught the fish.
I asked him if today was a good haul. “I saw you got what, about five, six hundred pounds?”
“Yeah, it was a pretty good haul,” Ligenza said. “I got between 400 and 500 pounds today, it was a pretty good haul.”
How do you fish for mackerel, I asked. What kind of gear do you use?