NH Striper report 7/3/11
Capt. Joel Koch
July 3, 2011
Portsmouth - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing Report Week Ending 7/3/11
The fishing was a mixed bag this week. We caught at least one keeper striper (over 28")
on each trip. On Monday my trip included a group from Wyoming here for a business
meeting. They were happy just catching bait (mackerel) and wondered just how big
these fish we were using the baits for were gonna be. Our big one that day went about
20lbs, a real beauty. After that we caught 3 or 4 keepers on each trip(until Sat. more on
that later), with the most fish caught on Thursday where long time customers the Madden
family had over 10 fish over the limit with a bunch of others mixed in. Judy, Harold and Kenny,
are long time customers and have been fishing with me since my very first year. They usually bring
a new member of the family along to join in the fun, this year it was 15 yr old Meaghan. It is always great
fishing with long time customers/friends, and there are so many memories we have all shared
together. This includes the time we took a wave over the bow of my old boat and dumped about
a 100 gals of water right in Judy's lap. We will all never forget that trip will we Judy?
Anyway, the fishing was great until Saturday. There were so many boats out and about
fishing, cruising etc. fishing conditions were tough. Well, it was one of the first nice weekends this summer and a long weekend for the July 4th holiday to boot. Baits were hard to come by, and we spent way too much time getting our needed amount. The Striper fishing was off too, we managed a few with a nice one for the grill but not at all what the fishing had been like the past few weeks. Maybe too much boat traffic, maybe the fish were just off for the 4th, whatever it was Paul and his son Brian made the best of it and in the end had a great time.
Hope your July 4th weekend was a blast.
Tight Lines, Capt. Joel
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