Striper Action Hot Aboard The Jersey Girl - Big Stripers
Capt. Roland Lizotte
July 7, 2008
Race Point - Saltwater Fishing Report
Well, we had another great day on the water today. The charter for today was going to be with Kathy, her daughter and relatives that came in for the holiday weekend. A last minute decision from Kathy and we decided to re-schedule her trip. The forecast for the morning called for rain and thunderstorms. Since this was going to be the first time out on the water, we wanted them to enjoy the day so we easily moved them to another date. Instead, I spent the day on the water with my brother Bob. We decided to put on the rain gear and head over to Race Point for some striped bass fishing and tuna if we could find them. It turned out to be another great day on the water for bass fishing.
The winds were light and we had a light fog as we left Brewer's Marine from Plymouth. We were able to run at 35mph across the bay over to Race Point and just like in weeks past, the fish were right where we had caught them before. The were quite a few boats working the area and we did not see too many people with tight lines as we approached. Within minutes of our jigs hitting the bottom, my brother hooked up, then I hooked up. We had doubled up with two nice bass over 36". That seemed to set the theme for the next 2 hours that we fished. Every time our jigs hit the bottom, we had fish on. We put 4 nice bass (20-25lbs fish) in the boat and then decided to head back to Plymouth looking for some tuna.
About a mile into our trip back to Plymouth, we came across a huge school of monster bluefish that were tearing up the surface of the water. We broke out the light spinning tackle and made some casts. Within minutes, we had bluefish hooked up and the line started screaming from the reels. If you ever want to have some fun, fast action and great fighting fish on light tackle, get tangled up with a monster bluefish. This quote is one of my favorites and says it all about the bluefish..."the bluefish is the Fishdom's version of the guy that guy in the bar that asks every newcomer, 'Hey buddy, are you looking at me?' and then without waiting for the answer, throws a punch. The guy could be big or little, can win or lose a fight, but keeps coming back for more. Fighting is in this fish's nature." ~ Peter Kaminsky ~
So after putting a few of these fish in the boat, we continued our trip back to the dock. We did not see any tuna today but we did have a lot of fun on the water today. So if you want some 'reel' action, get hooked on a striper/bluefish trip or tuna/striper combo for a great day on the water. Contact Capt. Roland for details. Happy fishing.
Race Point Fishing Forecast:
Striper action should remain consistent around the change of the tides (within 2 hours of the change). Look for tuna action to pick up.
Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bluefin Tuna, Cod, Haddock
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