Fishing Report - Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod
Capt. Rich Antonino
August 16, 2007
Stellwagen Bank - Saltwater Fishing Report
August 16 2007---Great tuna!!
Tuna! We picked up two nice 47 and 48 inch tuna right off of the bat. We baptised the 5 brand new Okuma Titus Gold 50's within 10 minutes of getting them wet. It was amazing. Tons of whales and tons of birds. The bite was amazing until, Alas, it died down at 7:00. We had a few short hits and landed both fish that hit metal. It was a great time and everyone was hooking up. One boat next to us had a nice double-header. Reports of people fighting fish for more than an hour were all over the radio.
We headed east to fish for cod and haddock, and we did just ok. The current was cranking, and the haddock were there. We weren't shark fishing, per se, but we had two lines in at all times and were'nt bothered by doggies today. Cool, amazing day. Flat calm and lots of fun. See you out there! Think about the middle of next week if you want to get out there!
August 14, 2007---Stripers and blues
Here's what I have to say about striper fishing: Red and Olive. We lost them quickly in the day on lobster pots and that's what I have to say. We had three breakoffs early in the day (1/2 day) and we had to rewire the reels twice, losing all of the wire in both instances. Luckily I have extra gear on board so that lost time was eliminated, but... We did find some great action away from the action somewhat...We vertically jigged up stripers and blues using diamond jigs and light tackle while fishing over 100' of water. We saw the fish suspended on the fish finder and were able to squid through them--they love that! It's so much more fun using light spinning rods and catching blues and stripers vs. using wire line. Much more sport, that's for sure! See you out there.
My new tuna/shark rods and reels came in today. We're now outfitted with 5 brand new Okuma Titus Gold 50 II speeds and matching Catalina rods. This should be a great combo for what we do and I have them spooled with 80 pound mono in 5 different colors. Awesome. We'll have them out there for tuna on Thursday!!
August 13, 2007---TUNA!!!
All day tuna trip today and one big hit. It broke our 10/10 trips with fish while fishing for tuna. The hit was a big one, ripping off line from the Big Penn 130 for 10 seconds, then dropping the squid bar. Beautiful day out there and amazing whale shows for much of the day. That's cool, but having a nice fat tuna flopping on the deck is also cool. That's tuna fishing, though. If that tuna had stayed on the hook the day is amazing. So, figure out that the difference between amazing and everything else is that narrow. That shows you how cool tuna fishing is! See you out there having fun.
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