After a very long winter we are back in the water as of April 12, gearing up for some Cod and Haddock trips with Tuna and Striped Bass trips soon to follow! High hopes for a great 2014 season! Feel free to call or email anytime in regards to booking your 2014 trip on the Karen Lynn out of the Cape Ann Marina in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Thank You
We enjoyed some great fishing on the Karen Lynn during the 2013 season. Starting off in April with excellent ground fishing for Cod and Haddock, many days with great action and bent rods allowing clients to take home plenty of fresh fish, some of the best New England has to offer. Some days you had to bounce around a bit but we always seemed to find some good action, on most Cod and Haddock trips we usually had a run in with a shark or two as there seemed to be a lot of them around. Mostly blue sharks but an occasional Porbeagle or Mako shark would show up which can be an excellent fight as well as good table fare, always exciting seeing a big shark swim up behind the boat.
A great mix of Striped Bass started showing up in late May right behind the mackerel. Creating some fun and exciting action on most trips with great Striped Bass fishing continuing through June and July. With some Monster Striped Bass being landed, some times it takes patience waiting on that big one to come along but it is certainly worth it. The coast of Gloucester offers some great Striped Bass Fishing with the chance of catching a true trophy Striped Bass!
The Blue fin Tuna showed up off of Gloucester in June which gave us a chance at catching a few early season Tuna. As the Season went on the tuna started to settle into certain areas but not for long as the bait fish were always on the move. So staying on top of that and making good decisions on any given day would give us our shot at hooking up. With more and more baitfish showing up every year it’s always exciting to see what size and class of fish show up! Looking forward to the new season as new groups and different size class tuna should be showing up off of Gloucester.
Thanks to all who joined us aboard the Karen Lynn we always appreciate returning clients as well as all the new clients who joined us and we hope to see you again. High hopes for a great new season, always look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones creating some great memories on the water!
We have had some great trips these last couple weeks! With groundfishing slowing down we have been enjoying some great Striped Bass fishing. Cant beat it, a very short ride to the fishing grounds with many of the trophy size Stripers starting to move in. Its a great time of year to get out there and enjoy some Striped Bass fishing. With plenty of bait in the area and new bunches of fish showing up everyday. The Stripers are very aggresive this time of year as they move into the area and find the feed. You never know when that fish of a lifetime will come along ! Not to mention the Blue fin tuna are moving into the area as well with more and more showing up each day. There are a large number of whales and bait in the areas the tuna will congregate too. It won’t be long until the tuna bite really starts to heat up ! With many great dates still available feel free to give me a call anytime in regards to booking your 2012 trip with Karen Lynn Charters. Thanks
With Spring fast approaching, I just wanted to say thank you to all who joined us aboard the Karen Lynn in 2011! As we enjoyed a great 2011 season , with excellent all around fishing enjoyed by all. Once again the waters off of Gloucester produced world class fishing, with many trophy fish being landed by our charter groups.
We are expecting a early and great start to the 2012 season due to the fact we have had such a mild winter. The Karen Lynn will be back fishing in April excited to get out for some early season ground fishing. High hopes for the upcoming season as it is shaping up to be a good one!
Feel free to contact us anytime with any questions at all you may have in regards to booking your 2012 charter aboard the Karen Lynn.
Karen Lynn Charters
Fishing has been great the past couple weeks! With the Striped Bass fishing continuing to produce big fish. Tuna fishing is just starting to heat up with more fish showing up as each day goes by. The Tuna/Cod combo trips are a great way to get out there and enjoy both types of fishing with a very short ride from one spot to the next. Finally the warm weather has settled in with the fish starting to as well, we are looking forward to more excellent fishing ! Feel free to call any time with questions you may have in regards to booking your fishing adventure aboard the Karen Lynn. Thanks
Karen Lynn Charters
Check it out, as myself Captain Collin MacKenzie and the Karen Lynn were featured in the May 2011 Pro issue of Saltwater Sportsman Magazine on “How to target Boston Bluefin” !
The Karen Lynn enjoyed a great 2010 Season! Most of our days were spent on the water as we enjoyed the beautiful weather. Fishing was excellent as well! Our charter groups enjoyed world class Blue Fin Tuna Fishing, Ground Fishing, and Striped Bass Fishing.
This season a large variety of Blue Fin Tuna arrived close to home. We saw many schools of tuna in a variety of different sizes. On any given day you had a shot of landing a fish of a lifetime. There were very few days were we did not encounter excellent tuna action! On those quiet days where there was not much tuna activity we switched gears and headed for an afternoon of Ground Fishing. Once we arrived to our new location the rods were quickly bending with much fun and excitement had by all!
If the Karen Lynn was not out tuna fishing or ground fishing we were out looking for those monster striped bass. Whether we were using live bait or chumming there was great action to be had. Many days we landed multiple trophy Striped Bass. One of the largest stripers was caught on a charter weighing in at 48 lbs his first bass he had ever caught!
Karen Lynn had a great season for sure, and I have high hopes for 2011! The fish will return and they will be larger! We will be back fishing in April, enjoying those early season Haddock and looking forward to the opening of Cod season on April 15. A great way to shake off the cabin fever and enjoy the beautiful New England spring days!
Thanks to all of you who joined us aboard the Karen Lynn. I am looking forward to many great adventures in 2011!
Karen Lynn Charters
We have been enjoying great fishing and beautiful weather this past month. With great fishing action all the way around ! People have been enjoying some great tuna/cod combo trips as it is a great way to mix things up. If the tuna fishing is slow or you have gotten your tuna fix for the day the bottom fishing grounds are not to far away. Put the tunes on and drop the lines as everyone will get a chance to bend the rod and take home some great table fare as well. Plenty of great fishing left to be had as it is shaping up for some great fall tuna fishing, with the mackerel moving back in we are hoping to see some great action. You have to love those beautiful crisp fall days when the fishing action can be non stop at times ! We have great dates still available feel free to call or e mail us with any questions you may have booking your trip with Karen Lynn Charters. Good Luck to all !
We have been enjoying some great fishing the past week. As the ocean is exploding with life both inshore and offshore, as there has not been a trip yet including Striped Bass where we have not seen the Tuna chasing the small baits all over the place.
Due to the exciting appearance of the spike mackerel, which have not been around in over five years which have now shown up in large numbers and seem to be all over. Beautiful 3 to 5 inch spike macks which are as fast as can be, explaining the amazing tuna feeds and aerial displays we have been witnessing.
The tuna are up and down quick as the spike mackerel will not ball up as easily and create such an easy target as the small herring will. Both the small herring and the spike mackerel are around which at times paying attention you can tell which type of feed the tuna are on by how aggressive they are feeding. One clear sign is after a good feed drive over the spot and if they are on the herring you will clearly see a large scale shower, in turn helping you dial in your choice lures for the day and the area you are working.
I’m amazed at how close to shore they have been having them blow up in 35 feet of water, at times seeming oblivious to there location being so focused on chasing the spike mackerel very exciting to see.
We have been running some great Tuna/Cod combo trips as well as Tuna/Striped Bass combo trips which make for a great day on the water. I hope everyone is getting out there and enjoying truly world class fishing we have here right in our backyard. As it seems this year you never know what you will come across from a Great White to a Killer Whale. Good Luck to all !