The Karen Lynn is off and running as we had our first charter on Friday. After a long winter and much boat preparation it sure feels nice to get back out on the water. Along with routine boat maintenance on the Karen Lynn we re painted and added new non skid to the deck as well as new L.E.D deck lights and sweet new Bose speakers for the cock pit. Very excited to get the 2010 season going!
On Friday we headed out to the bank for some ground fishing with our group from Connecticut. As the morning started off slow with a slow pick on cod we decided to run further down the bank coming across groups of feeding hump backs. In with the whales were schools of large Pollack feeding on sand eels and mackerel as the mackerel were jumping on the cod teasers as we came across small bunches of mackerel through out the day. The Pollack a.k.a Boston bluefish were very aggressive to say the least hitting jigs and teasers 20′ under the boat. As far as ground fishing goes switching up to lighter gear and butterfly jigs can be quite a blast with these large drag pulling Pollack great table fare as well.
We ended up the day finding a few more nice bunches of cod with a few haddock. Great day overall as the bank is showing great signs of life catching cod, haddock, Pollack, and mackerel all while being surrounded by bubble feeding humpbacks. Truly an amazing event in nature as sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy it.
Ran into much life inshore on the steam home as there were feeding minkie whales only a few miles off of the breakwater. Marked lot’s of bait up off the bottom assuming small herring, along with coming across small batches of mackerel which should become more plentiful very soon. Action will continue to heat up as the predators are not very far behind!
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A great day had on the bank with the Hanney Charter catching four Tuna between 44″ and 70″ and tagged and released three. A little sloppy in the afternoon when the wind came up, but the group did a great job getting the fish to the boat. This trip was about a week ago and still many tuna around for sure. As it has been a great October so far for both tuna and the ground fish. Lots of life still around as the tuna will be migrating out of the area very soon. Hoping to end the season off with a few more great trips! I have attached some photos from a few recent trips as well. Thanks to all.
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Fishing continues to be great.
We have had some great recent tuna/cod combo trips. Tuna continue to show up on the bank with all different size classes mixed in.
We have recently caught some 45″ class fish, which is very good to see. Many reports of even smaller tuna are being seen as well. Nat told me he saw some little guys up on Jeffery’s. Twenty pounders all over the place! Very exciting to see that size class making their way here.
It seems there is enough bait and excitement here for the tuna to come back year after year, hopefully! Half beaks are all over the place, a bunch were seen a couple of miles out. Always exciting to see the tuna chasing the ballyhoo, watching them sky rocket up to ten feet at times.
Hopefully the weather cooperates, as there is plenty of tuna time left!
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Great few days fishing out on the bank. On Friday we landed a nice 53″ tuna. Yes being excited about catching a smaller fish sounds silly. Although it is great to see a smaller class of tuna show up on the bank, for many reasons. The life continues to show on the bank more and more everyday. We have had some great Tuna/Cod combo trips on the bank this last week. High hopes for the month of September. Good luck to all! Thanks
There is a large abundance of bait this season. Small juvenile herring are all over the place. We sure have seen some amazing surface feeds this season. It’s very exciting to see the fish finder lit up with bait for over 5 continuous miles. It seems the mid water herring boat restriction is showing a very positive impact.
Stellwagen continues to hold up to it’s reputation as the life on the bank is amazing. As it should only continue to get better. Be sure to check back for our most up to date reports. Thanks good luck to all!