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.
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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.
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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
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!
Here are the rates for the 2013 season 2013 High Hook Rates
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!
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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.
One of the giants that we doubled up on
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