Epic Striper Fishing
Capt. Roland Lizotte
June 23, 2010
Race Point - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well here we are again, writing yet another post on how great the striped bass fishery is right now for the early 2010 season. If there is one word I would use to describe the bass fishing my customer Sean and I experienced today, it would be...hmmmmmm, EPIC. Definition of Epic Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size. The top water bass action was non-stop for 6 hours and every fish was well over 25lbs with lots of 30lb fish and a couple of 40 plus lb fish. It was one of those days that I have not seen since I was 18 years old. The fish were big, fat and just all over the top of the water. The seals were even fishing for them today among all of the boats.
The day started off with Sean meeting me at Brewers Marine in Plymouth for his planned bass trip. It was a solo trip today. Sean's wife was up in Central Mass for some company meetings so Sean decided to get in on the great bass fishery we have here in the northeast. Sean arrived right at 6am as scheduled and we were off. It was a typical early summer Plymouth morning where we had no wind, flat calm seas and were
greeted with near zero visibility fog. It is nice having the radar on days like today.
As we made our way across the bay, the fog broke up and we had a very quick ride across the bay to Race Point running at 35mph. When we arrived to the Race, there was lots of birds, boats and fish right up on the surface. I had a feeling at this point that it was going to be "one of those days where the fishing would be non-stop" and that is exactly how it went. Sean made his first casts with our new top water lures from Guides Choice Lures and the lure of choice today for the fish was the M-80 Popper Yellow White Belly. This lure was deadly on the fish. Any time it hit the water, the fish were all over it. As Sean worked the lure up to the boat, smash, a nice keeper bass just ripped it down under the water, game on!!! Sean got the fish up to the boat and it was one of those "oops" moments where the captain (that's me) dropped the fish back in the water and it popped off the hook. Sean took it with ease and I felt horrible. Little did I know, we were in store for one of
those limits of fish in 30 minutes with throw back of 25, 35 and 40lb bass for the next 6 hours.
Cast after cast, we managed to hook and lose fish. For some reason, the would pop the hook just before getting to the boat. It did make for easy catch and release. We made a quick move over to where we had the big fish over the weekend (another Epic day) and they we still there boiling the surface of the water all over. It was so quiet on the water, you could actually here the fish finning as they rolled on the surface. We stayed with the fish all morning. Releasing fish after fish, 30 pounder after 30 pounder, it was just awesome. I have not seen a day like this since I was about 18 years old. Just Epic fishing. Sean's arms were burning around 1030am from reeling in so many fish. This is when we figured we probably had caught and release over 60 fish between the two of us. One of the amazing things to see was that these fish were pushing bait right up against the beach and we were picking fish in 5-12 feet of water at time. Guys casting from the beach were getting in on the action and it reminded me of one of those "old school beach blitz's" that you used to see during the 80's. Sean had a blast today and I am pretty sure it far exceeded his expectations. To quote Sean during one of his battles, "this is another nice fish Roland." If I had a dollar for every time Sean made that comment, I would be running a 38 foot Hydra Sport Center Console with triple 350's. It was just one of those days!!!!
In the end, we had boated over 100 fish today, had 4 beautiful fish in the box that ranged from 25-44lbs and a lot of great memories. Check out the pictures of the fishing boiling on the surface and Sean's 40 plus pond bass. If you want to get in on the bass action with this great fishery, give Capt. Roland Lizotte a call at 774-437-1882 for booking details. We put fish in the boat, check out our money back guarantee on our striper/bluefish trips. Now is a great time to try the combo tuna/bass trip. Get your shot at a giant tuna and then fill the box with some bass for the grill to end the day. Fresh sushi and grilled bass, anyone interested?
Race Point Fishing Forecast:
Striper fishing should remain hot with tuna and shark fishing continuing to get better each day.
Striped Bass, Tuna, Sharks, Cod and Haddock
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