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Cod fishing in shallow water is as good as it's ever been

Capt. Rich Antonino
May 19, 2010
Stellwagen Bank - Saltwater Fishing Report

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Nice day again. What a surprise for a last-minute reservation! The ride out was incredible...33 mph and not a bump. The fish moved around on us again...leaving us questioning ourselves at first... We found some great pollack after moving around a bit. That was nice. Everyone (mainly ocean rookies) got used to the light tackle and drift....then we found the cod....

Finding the cod...what that means is that you dropped the line, jigged once and had a nice 8-12 pound cod on the end of the line. We did this for what seemed like forever. Awesome. Then the current cranked to 2.1 mph and the winds kicked up. This turned the bite off a bit, but we eked out a tremendous limit of cod and some awesome pollack. AND LOADS OF FUN!

HALIBUT!!! Yes, Mark did nail the first halibut of the year for us. It was a short fish, not a keeper. Cool to see, though. We did get two more wolffish, which we released without taking them out of the water. Cool seeing them out there. No dogfish again. Mackerel up the wazoo, though.

My hands are sore from the filleting. It's worth it though.. I love what I do and the more I watch the video the more I laugh. Dom was out there today and I cast my new Tuna Candy MaXXX at his boat. We all laughed. It was the first cast ever with my new design. I love it. The action is off the charts. I'm making another batch of my tuna candy this week.... If you want any custom colors or just want me to make you up a batch, let me know. Now is the time. The tuna bite will be on any day now and you want to be ready!

See you out there! Still have room on Thursday if the weather cooperates.... Not sure what to make of the storm coming through. Call to chat, Capt. Rich Antonino, Black Rose Fishing Charters, 508-269-1882 508-269-1882 Yes, I am sore, but having fun out there every day!

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We're the small charter specialists for private 1-4 person groups and shared charters. We fish where the fish are--cod/haddock on Stellwagen Bank, huge sea bass in Buzzards Bay, bluefin tuna on Stellwagen Bank, sharks off of Martha's Vineyard and Wildcat Knoll, Stripers off of Provincetown. We have a great website; visit us often and meet us as friends. We have lots of fun out there and cater to both the novice and veteran alike. Our rates are great and you don't have to get 6 people!!

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Black Rose Fishing Charters
4 Sleepy Hollow Drive
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: 508-269-1882
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