The 2015 Bluefin Tuna season will start on the first of June. Some years we have had the Tuna show up in late May, and some years they are here the first week of June. Last year, they were around for opening day and we are hoping for the same this year. We are now taking bookings for the 2015 season. We are also offering a three trip Tuna package in which you can fish the Spring, Summer, and Fall and save money. Gives you the best chance to catch the fish of a lifetime.
A few pictures from last season.
One of two fish we caught this day
A keeper for the truck. One of four bites we had on this trip.
High Hook steaming in from a day out Tuna fishing
For bookings please email Willie at [email protected] as I am out of the Country until mid April.
For more information on trips we offer and more about High Hook Charters please visit the website www.FishHighHook.com
It doesn’t seem like it with all of this snow we have been getting in the Northeast, but Striped Bass season is only a few months away. Book a trip through the website or the Contact form to receive a Winter discount for a fishing trip in May.
The Bluefin Tuna have showed up in great numbers. For the last couple years we have not seen the smaller fish which are great for charters. The last two weeks or so have been really good for the high 60 to low 70 inch fish. We have been hooking multiple fish per trip mostly on stand-up gear. Leaving from Duxbury Harbor, its a short ride out to the fishing grounds this time of year on the High Hook.
A nice size Tuna landed on the Ducks Unlimited Charter.
The Bluefish showed up in great numbers over in Providence town this week. Great for top water gear. Schools crashing the surface from The rip all the way to Wood End.
The schools of Striped Bass were found mixed in with the bluefish as well. Large schools of Bass moved though the edges on Monday and were being caught using live eels or on vertical jigs.
Nice Bass Caught In the Bay
The weather is starting to get warmer and so is the water. That can only mean that fishing is right around the corner. These warm days when the wind blows from the South can only help bring the fish up inside the canal. No word yet of fish being caught in Southern Ma, but a few have been taken down in Rhode Island waters. One fish was taken in the Cape Cod Canal last week, but was most likely a holdover. The Bass arrive in our waters very hungry, and don’t hesitate when we throw them a live mackerel. The Spring bite on a light action rods is one of the best things about May.
If you would like to book a trip, visit http://www.fishhighhook.com/availability/
Check out the Updated High Hook Charters photo gallery of Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, and days out on the water. Fishing is right around the corner. The Striped Bass should be here in the first week of May. Most years we see them at the end of April, but with the cold Winter up here in the North East this year, I am expecting them a week or so late. The wind has been blowing hard out of the South for a few days which is good, moving the warmer water North.
Visit the new updated High Hook website and photo gallery at http://www.fishhighhook.com/gallery/
If you book a Striped Bass trip before May 1st we are offering $20 off your Half Day Striped Bass trip to be used in May.
Striped Bass fishing in Duxbury and the surrounding bays in mid to late May produce numbers of keepers ranging from 28 to 35 inch fish. A typical trip consists of heading out off of Gurnet point to catch live mackerel and then bring them back into the Bays to live-line for Striped Bass.
Days are limited, so book today to get the day you’d like
We had a great morning on the water catching Stripers,flounder,and Sea Bass on one of the trips this week. Attached are some photos from the McCall trip.
A striped bass caught on High Hook
The bluefin Tuna season opened on June 1st and the Tuna arrived right on time. There has been good fishing from Stellwagon Bank, all the way down to Chatham. On Wednesday High Hook landed its first Tuna of the season measuring in at 90 inches (350 plus lbs). We were back at it on Thursday and managed to land two tuna. In the morning we caught a shorter one, and in the afternoon we landed another 90 inch fish. We are back at it on Sunday after this wind dies down. Below are some pictures from this week.
Capt Willie Woodruff fighting a fish
The Striped Bass have moved into Duxbury and the surrounding bays in good numbers over the past week. Most of the fish are small keepers in the low 30 inch range, but are great fish for light tackle gear. A few structure spots have been holding fish but the best bet right now is to find the birds. Each morning their have been birds throughout the bay with loads of fish under them. Put a live mackerel or herring in the middle of the fish and it is a guarantee hook up.
Bait fishing was really good last week, but not so great the last few days and over the weekend. There are some big schools of mackerel and herring out off of Gurnet, but the schools are spotty. Put in some time and you will come across the schools and get the bait you need.
This is a picture from a trip over the weekend with returning customer Russ Pelham. We only managed to jig up a dozen baits, but were able to land 9 or so fish and enough meat for the cooler.
Russ with one of his many fish caught