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STELLWAGEN BANK, MA- Cod Fishing & Boston Harbor- Stripe

Virginia to Maine

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STELLWAGEN BANK, MA- Cod Fishing & Boston Harbor- Stripe

Postby bfast » Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:01 am

STELLWAGEN BANK,MA- Cod Fishing & BOSTON HARBOR-Stripers 6/20/04

Cod fishing continues to be excellent east of Stellwagen Bank in the deep-water. Haddock, cod and pollock are making up the catches using skimmer clams. Depth from
200-350 have be the most productive this past week. Walter Janulewicz, concierge of one of Boston’s big hotels, set up Saturday’s trip on the JANET B with anglers from Japan. This included a Limo trip to and from Bean-town—how about that!

Striped bass fishing picked up this week. Off Minot’s Ledge in Cohasset a small pod of big bass moved through yielding a 46#, 30# and two 20# bass to the lucky night-fisherman who found them. In Boston’s inner habor, new bass—covered with sea-lice-- are moving into the inner-harbor’s bays.

B-Fast’s BAY FLY fished Monday and Wednesday morning. Al Grimaldi and friend from Ossining, NY worked hard Monday morning as did Eric Berke and his brother from Jupiter, FL on Wednesday morning. Schoolie bass to 25 inches hit white slug-gos and chartreuse/white half & halfs worked well on the long rod. Typically, the harbor is on fire at this time. However, a late spring and cold water has us behind schedule by a couple of weeks.

Wednesday evening’s charter on the B-FAST was quite a different story and the upper-reaches of the inner-harbor bays was where the action started. This proved to be one of the best evening trips of the season. Three small blues were first to come to the boat, hitting both surface slug-goes with spinning gear and sub-surface Half & Halfs on the fly rod. Later, on the flooding tide, an acre of line-siders surfaced to slurp silversides. Bassin’ Assassin’s and slug-go fished on 5/0 off-set worm hooks,Texas-rigged, accounted for 15 bass between 20 and 27 inches as well as 2 keepers at 30 and 31 inches, respectively.

Long time client, Tripp Frank of Manchester, MA, was not to be outdone using the long rod. His third cast, hooked a keeper, lost at boat-side. Switching to a floating Orvis Wonderline on the Vortex reel, Tripp started raising and hooking bass on a white slider—the closest fly to a slug-go. Saturday’s trip with Doug Bauer from Vernon, CT brought similar results, although the stripers were very fussy. The rocks of Minot’s produced about 10 schoolies as well.

Capt. Mike Bartlett
B-Fast Charters
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