Great Cod and Haddock Fishing out of Gloucester, MA !

 

We have been enjoying some great Cod and Haddock fishing when the weather gives us a chance. Lots of rod bending action with happy clients taking home some of the finest fish New England has to offer! Hoping the weather continues to improve and warm up! Soon enough the mackerel will be here with the Striped Bass and the Tuna right on their tails!

Tuna, striped bass, cod, haddock, fishing, Karen Lynn Charters, Gloucester, Massachusetts

 

Tuna, striped bass, cod, haddock, fishing, Karen Lynn Charters, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Tuna, striped bass, cod, haddock, fishing, Karen Lynn Charters, Gloucester, Massachusetts

 

Karen Lynn charters, cod, haddock, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Karen Lynn charters, cod, haddock, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Tuna, striped bass, cod, haddock, fishing, Karen Lynn Charters, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, Cod Fishing Season Review Karen Lynn Charters

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!

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Karen Lynn Charters Striped Bass Fishing Gloucester,MA.

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Karen Lynn Charters Striped Bass Fishing Gloucester,MA.

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Karen Lynn Charters Striped Bass Fishing Gloucester,MA.

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Karen Lynn Charters Cod and Haddock Fishing Gloucester,MA.

 

Tuna, Striped Bass, Cod Fishing Karen Lynn Charters 2012 Season Review!

The Karen Lynn enjoyed a great 2012 season! Beautiful North Shore weather was upon us most days creating great times spent on the water. Exceptional amounts of life wherever you went. Large numbers of baitfish, the most I have seen in quite some time. This set the stage for some great fishing action!

Ground fishing began mid April with many charters enjoying non stop action reeling up nice New England Cod and Haddock.

Striped Bass fishing was very productive as well, producing many trophy sized Bass. Striped Bass season starts in June. As the bait starts to show up the Stripers aren’t far behind them. There is nothing like seeing a monster bass come up and crash on your bait! It is always a fun time out there going after our most prized game fish the Striped Bass.

The Blue fin Tuna season starts in June as well, what a exciting season it was! Tons of life bait, birds, whales, and of course tuna. A great show of tuna this year with many different size classes of fish showing up right outside of Gloucester, MA. We were very excited to see a good amount of the smaller class fish move in. The school Blue fin Tuna always creates a great opportunity for a exciting day on the water. The Blue Fin Tuna is a very tough fighting and beautiful fish to say the least! The Karen Lynn landed tuna this year ranging from the smallest being 39 inches and the largest taping out at 116 inches. It’s always a exciting trip filled with the anticipation of catching the toughest fighting fish in the ocean. Going home with some of the finest sushi in the world is just a bonus! Reeling one of these beautiful creatures in is truly a memory that one will not soon forget.

We are looking forward to next season with high hopes of more excellent fishing. Thank you to all our returning and new clients who joined us this year aboard the Karen Lynn.

Collin

Some great photos attached from our 2012 Season !

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Karen Lynn Charters Enjoying Excellent Fishing !

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

Collin
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2012 Fishing Season Fast Upon Us Karen Lynn Charters !

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.

Thank You

Collin
Karen Lynn Charters

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Karen Lynn Charters Great Striped Bass and Cod Fishing Continues !

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

Collin
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1/7/2011 Karen Lynn Charters Great 2010 Season !

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!

Capt Collin
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7/28/2010 Karen Lynn Charters Fishing Report Great Striped Bass,Tuna and Cod Fishing !

karen lynn charters,striped bass,fishing,gloucester,massachusettsstriped bass fishing Massachusetts Karen Lynn Charterscod and haddock fishing Gloucester, MA Karen Lynn ChartersWe 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 !

Capt Collin
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Karen Lynn Charters Great Striped Bass Fishing Gloucester,MA !

Inshore Bass fishing has been great as we have had an exciting last couple of weeks. As the small bait and the mackerel continue to stick around more bass seem to be showing up. With some true trophy class Stripers mixed in. On one of our charters last week we had a gentlemen who had never caught a fish before never, land a beautiful 47″ 45+lb monster not bad for a first fish ! We joked as we told him he should just hang it up now. A few Bluefish have moved in not to many and I hope it stays that way, would be nice to see the bait stick around a bit. Plenty of life inshore get out there and enjoy it. Good luck to all !

Capt Collin

Karen Lynn Charters Bluefin Tuna Fishing Report Gloucester,MA !

Another great day on the water as we were back at again yesterday. Once again we would be heading out in the pea soup fog, could not even see the bridge from the slip felt like we were trapped in a bubble the last couple of days. It finally lifted in the afternoon and the sun popped no doubt a mood changer for sure. Marking a decent amount of fish bouncing off the bottom feeding in the tightly packed groups of sand eels, which have not moved off the bottom much at all. Which would explain the lack of whales and birds on the bank once the temp comes up a little they should become more active.

We were quickly on a fish a half hour into fishing which is always a nice thing. Very hard fighting fish once again taking some good initial runs which create that beautiful noise we all live to hear. The fish we landed and released were in the 70 inch to 71 inch class a little smaller than the previous day. Very tough to gauge an accurate measurement while the tuna is in the water and while we are out commercial fishing we want to make sure we get it right.

We practiced a great catch and release method which has been successfully done for years a very exciting method for sure. Once we get the fish boat side which is averaging around a 10 to 20 min fight the tuna still being very green. We lay down a nice smooth tarp to keep the non skid from removing any slime or scales at all, quickly open the tuna door and slide them in. Having a small wet cloth to quickly drop over their eyes and having our large wash down pump fired up. We then drop the cloth which really keeps them calm and quickly insert the wash down hose into the mouth, on the Karen Lynn we have a large wash down hose which runs off the engine which pushes a great deal of water over their gills very important as tuna are ram breathers and must have water running over their gills. We take a very quick and accurate measurement of the fish, not over 73 inches we quickly put the boat in gear and gently push them out the door having each one kick off very healthy a nice feeling, a very neat and exciting practice for sure we seem get better each time we do it.

Fishing continues to be good hopes of more fish moving onto the bank and settling in. The bass have arrived on the bank lots of them as you will see large packs of them streaking on the fish finder. Ocean life continues to improve as both predator and prey will be in full swing very soon. Good luck to all !

Capt Collin