Had a good day on the water yesterday with the Solvik crew. Haddock were a little spotty at first but we were able to get on some schools and get our limit out of it (75 keepers) in about three and a half hours. Great weather and the kids had a blast.
The Haddock fishing is some of the best it has ever been. Just a forty minute or so ride out of Duxbury Harbor puts us on the grounds. Great for groups as everyone is able to have a rod in their hand. You are allowed 15 keepers per person. Book a trip while it’s hot!!
The mackerel and herring have shown up off of Gurnet point. We found the bait up tight to the last green can and got enough bait in about 15 minutes. There are schools of Smaller striped bass all throughout Duxbury and Kingston bays with some keepers mixed in. The best bet is to cast to them or drop a live bait in the action. Fish should start to hold structure within the next week.
Capt. Willie with a small Keeper Striped Bass
Iv’e been working on a charter boat down in Barbados this winter mainly catching kingfish (wahoo), Dolphin, and Barracuda. We got the opportunity to fish in the three day Barbados International Fishing Tournament this past weekend with boats from all over the Carribean. The first day was tough for us with only one or two take downs without a hook up on a billfish, just some Dolphin and wahoo. six boats out of 30 hooked up on Blue or White Marlins. The second day we got into some action early with a couple quick take downs right up in our spread and was able to hook the second one after a couple hits and misses. We got the fish to the boat for a successful leader and release to put us up in sixth place with one Blue Marlin release. The action seemed to die down late morning until around 1pm when a fish slammed our outrigger and took off screaming. After about a thirty minute fight the fish became tail wrapped and it took a long time to bring up a dead fish on 80lb line. New this year you are allowed to call in that you have a dead fish on the line and you would like to bring it in to donate to shelters. In years past, and other places you have to just throw the dead fish back for the sharks to eat after you get the picture of the catch. I think all tournaments should adopt that new rule. That second fish moved us up into second place at the end of the second day. Unfortunately, that is where we stayed after the final day as we could not manage to get one to take the hook the last day. We had 4 or 5 billfish takedowns but no hookups for us or the first place boat. We ended with the same amount of points as the top boat, but they released their second fish before we released our second fish. We took first place in the Dolphin category with a 41 pounder. There were 17 Marlin, 230 Dolphin and 81 Wahoo caught during the tournament. Fun weekend all around.
The Crew from Legacy with 2nd place in the Barbados International Tournament.
A boat full of bluefish
This week we have been getting a lot of Bluefish with some big Striped Bass mixed in. We have been getting 10 to 25 blues per trip and they have been big, up to 15 pounds. Great way to spend a morning fishing out of Duxbury Ma. Picture above is from a trip over the weekend.
More Striped Bass have moved into Duxbury Bay with a little more size to them. mid 30 to low 40in fish were caught yesterday and yesterday evening.
Flounder fishing has been steady around the higher tides. Most of the fish we have been getting are keeper size and up to 20inches.
Attached is a picture from a trip over the weekend.
The Striped Bass have moved into Duxbury and Kingston waters. We have been getting plenty of fish in the high 20inch range and been able to find a few in the low 30s on most trips. The water temp is still just a little cold but marked a lot of fish over the weekend which is a good sign and with the warm temps coming the bigger fish should be in here any day. Had a report today that a couple were caught in the 40in range.
Here are a couple pictures from one of the trips over the weekend.
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.