4-30-09 Fished East of Stellwagen Bank with Bob & Brian. Launched at Green Harbor at a
leisurely 7:30 AM into calm, sunny but brisk conditions. Had no problem doing 35 knots all
the way out. Arrived at the fishing grounds by 8:15. Immediately started hooking into nice
6-8 lb. Haddock. Drifted without having to reset for an hour, catching fish on almost every
drop. The fishing slowed at the tide change but picked up again right away. We made four
long drifts and found good numbers of fish on each one. Fish from 165-190 feet with jigs
from 10-14 oz. Total for the trip about 40 haddock between 6-8 lbs and a few nice cod to 15
lbs., plus one Red Hake and a few Sea Robbins. Some short cod around also, no dogs. Fish
were feeding on sand eels. Back at the dock by 1:30. Saw an unbelievable whale show on
the way back in. Just another spectacular day on the water.
5-20-09 Plenty of bass around. Fished Plymouth/Duxbury area today with Alex. Jigged a bunch of macks off the
Gurnet and live-lined them inside around the rips and a couple other spots. Lots of short fish just under the 28"
limit. Managed to get two keepers before we ran out of macks. Lots of schoolie around at first light also.
5-30-09 Things starting to heat up. Fished with Bob and crew. Hit the South West Corner at first light looking for
the tuna that were reported to be around. Things were pretty quiet. Loads of whales and sand eels but not much
willing to take our rubber shads. We ended up with about 20 bass in the 28"-34" range. Made it an early day the
wind picked up from the Northwest.
6-7-09 Had Deon and Corbin Smith on-board today. Corbin (6yrs) was looking to catch his first bass. We jigged up
some mackral off Gurnet. Corbin was the mackrel master, catching four at a time. We then headed inside to float our
baits around some of the structure in Plymouth/Duxbury. We had steady action on bass around 28". Corbin landed
his first bass that inhaled his mackrel near Clark's Island.
6-8-09 Insane Fishing Today Out today with Deon S. Tried jigging mackrel off Gurnet but found none. Hit the
SWC at first light. Found tuna crashing pogie bait balls on the surface. Hooked up on a nice fish casting a 9"
sluggo. After a screaming run the 50lb braid cut off. Tried to hook up again but kept catching big bass instead.
Action died out so we headed to Peaked Hill. Found some bass and tuna around. Caught some nice bass in the 34"
range on rubber. Heade further own the backside an found THOUSNADS of bass in a school about 2 miles long,
feeding on small herring. Caught fish after fish for 2 hours. These were big, fat fish 36"-40" 20-30 lbs. Catching
these fish on poppers and light tackle was a blast. Deon landed the biggest bass of yet, a 40" cow that inhaled his
popper. After catching 30-40 bass took a rest were about to eat some lunch when we spotted tuna busting about 1/2
mile offshore. We had pods of tuna busting all around us foe 2 hours. We threw everything we had at them but
could not get a bite. Ended the day at noon with the fish still crashing around the boat. Wish we had been able to
get some live macks in the morning as i know they would have done the trick.
6-20-09 Out for a rare afternoon trip with Mike B. Due to the SE wind we were unable to fish the area I had been
fishing last week. We stuck to the lee side of Race Point and found fish on the bottom in 50-60 feet of water. There
was occasional surface action but nothing to write home about. In two hours we managed to land two nice keepers for
the grill. Mike hooked into a monster that popped his Albright after about five minutes. Note to self, re-tie more
6- 14,15 -09 Out for a two day striper, tuna hunt with Deon and Bob and Jake from Claremore, Oklahoma. We
crossed the bay at false dawn and were fishing at sunrise. Jake, who had never caught a striper, hooked into a nice
fish. After a 5 minute battle I lipped a nice 42" 28lb bass, his first ever. The guys continued non stop for about four
hours, catching stripers from 36" to 42". Some bluefish in the mix also. All were caught on Big Storm Shads or tuna,
but didn't see much, plus the striper fishing was so good we mostly concentrated on that. I need some rest!
Bluefin tuna have been all over Stellwagen Bank. Fish in the 60-70" range are hitting live bait, fished on top. It has
not been unusual to get 5-6 hookups per trip. Last week a buddy boat landed an 800lb fish! Congrats Capt. Willy!!