Excellent 2015 season aboard the Karen Lynn! Great all around fishing enjoyed by many new and returning clients.
We started out bottom fishing for Cod and Haddock on May 1, which always creates a fun atmosphere. The fishing was pretty consistent all through the summer. Most trips we are usually anchored up and dropping down rigs baited with clams. You never know what you be reeling up from the deep which keeps things interesting. Almost always we would run into a few Pollock and Cusk to go along with the Cod and Haddock. We also had many trips with Shark encounters. As your reeling up your fish from the bottom they tend to grab it right off the hook or you getting back just the head. Always creates excitement as we keep our shark rod ready to go. We will set someone up in the stand up fighting gear and toss out a bait. More often than not the shark is still hanging around and will take the bait. Makes for a great battle and a unique experience bringing a large Shark up next to the boat!
The Striped Bass showed up pretty good starting in late May early June off of the Gloucester shoreline. They tend to produce fun and exciting action on lighter tackle as they always put up a good fight. They can be very aggressive chasing the live bait and coming right out of the water after it. I always enjoy watching clients battle there first Striped Bass as they are usually hooked on fishing shortly after! Striped Bass fishing can be a great way to spend the day out on the water.
The World Class Bluefin Tuna fishery we have off of Gloucester, MA proved to be a fairly productive season. On most days we had a good shot at hooking into a tuna, some slower days here and there of course but overall it was good. Lots of bait in most of the areas we fish which is always a good sign and will keep the tuna hanging around and aggressive to feed. A few different size class tuna were in the mix as we caught fish from a 100lbs up to 900lbs. On one trip we hooked into two 600lb class fish at the same time we got lucky and landed them both which was quite the memory for the lucky charter on board! Fishing for Bluefin Tuna out of Gloucester, MA can be a unique experience in itself hooking and landing one will truly create the memory of a lifetime!
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