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.
The 2013 Bluefin Tuna season is fast approaching!! We are expecting them to arrive sometime in the first week of June. We fish for them from June until the end of November. Book your trip now while the dates lasts. Fish the Spring, Summer, and Fall onboard High Hook with the three trip tuna package and save money. For large groups, we also offer multiple boat trips. Check out the rates below and book today!
Striped Bass fishing is just about a month away. The fishing kicks off with early season trips in May and the beginning of June, which can produce a great number of keepers per trip. Once the mackerel arrive, the Stripers are right behind them. Early trips consist of heading out off of Gurnet Point to catch our own live bait, We then bring them into the Bay where the Stripers cant resist. Great early season action on some light gear.
If you book a trip for the 2013 season before December 25th, you will receive $30 off the trip and a gift. Gift Certificates are available. Book through the website or call today…HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HIGH HOOK CHARTERS!
Sorry about not posting in a little bit. I found a Fall bite about two weeks ago and was trying to keep it on the DL before every boat found out. There is now about 75 boats fishing it and the bite is on. I have got five keepers out of it, including doubling up on giants last sunday. They decided to go all different directions so I had to call another boat in to reel one in. One was about 500lbs and the other under 400lb. It’s a little tougher now with all the boats sitting on the spot, but you just have to wait for your number to be called.
This week we landed a couple smaller Bluefin Tuna and a good sized keeper Tuna. Fishing for the smaller sized Tuna has been pretty good early in the morning. It all seems to die down before noon. As for the bigger fish, hopefully more of them come around. Here is a picture of the big fish from this week.
Capt. Willie (right) with a Bluefin Tuna for Japan
Some footage from a trip this week targeting Bluefin Tuna on spinning gear. We went one for three and snapped off on a good size one, but we went home with meat. Great job to Dave Gilmore and crew for a successful day.
Dave Gilmore and friends onboard the High Hook with a nice Bluefin caught on light tackle
On Fridays trip we headed out 4 miles to find some live mackerel. I went along the Eastern edge of Brewers ledge and found small schools of bait, but enough to fill the live well right up. We headed into Duxbury Bay for a nice morning of fishing. Jason Trulby, his son Max, and a friend managed to catch around 30+ keepers and a few that were short. Another great morning on the water with perfect weather.
High Hook broke the ice with a nice sized Tuna today. We managed to get a bite late in the afternoon on a live mackerel. Bobby Schnibbe was on the reel for about 35 minutes before we landed the fish. The first of many to come!
Capt Wilie Woodruff and Mate Bobby Schnibbe with a Keeper Tuna
Still need a last minute gift for your father for fathers Day? A half day Striped Bass trip in the Bay is a great idea. Or, him and some buddies could spend a full day on the water trying to land a Bluefin Tuna. It’s a gift he will love. Buy it now and let him pick a day that works best for his schedule. Today will be the last day I will be sending gift certificates through the mail. Call or book online. You will still be able to pick them up locally anytime before Sunday.