Yesterday we landed our first Bluefin Tuna of the season measuring 81in and just over 300lbs. It’s nice to see the fish around Stellwagon again. Fish sightings from Peaked Hill Bar to out East of the Bank. Striped Bass trips in the bay all weekend but will be back at it next week.
Although very windy yesterday, we managed to find a couple schools of fish in Duxbury and Plymouth bay. We landed 25 fish or so with a couple keepers mixed in. Bigger Striped Bass are starting to filter into the bays. A picture from yesterday’s trip.
We had a nice trip this morning landing 15 or so Striped Bass over 34in and a few over 40. The fishing is hot right now with big schools of fish showing up on both tides. Best chance at the big ones is live bait, but you can pick your way through the shorts with trolling gear. Here are are couple pictures from today’s trip.
Striped Bass fishing in Duxbury, Plymouth, and Kingston has really heated up in the last few days with some bigger fish moving in as well. We have seen a ton of fish in the 26-27 inch range, but we are starting to see more keepers.
Also Striped bass have moved into Race Point really thick this week. Fish from 30-40 inches have been crashing surface in the morning and hanging around throughout the day.
Pictures from a trip in Duxbury Bay this week.
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.
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.
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.