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 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 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
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.
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!