8/4 – Weekend Report

8/4 – Weekend Report

This has definitely been a summer of beginners. The number of people getting outside and trying something new, like saltwater fishing, has been huge this summer. But one girl in particular has given it her all. Jennifer Brennan one day this past week came in and Mugsy helped her out getting set up for some surfcasting. She was kind enough to send us some pictures and a few words:

Hi! An older gentleman at the shop helped me rig my line and sold sea worms that I used to surfcast for stripers. I caught 4 fish in all yesterday! Although they were just schoolies (measuring between 14″- 15.5″), it was my first experience catching any! I made sure they swam back. I’m very pleased with the help and tools I received yesterday from the shop. The guy said to bring the fish back or get a picture. Since I wasn’t about to wall around with a too small schoolie, I snapped my own pictures. I had a lot of fun and will be back very soon!

Jennifer Brennan and her fish!
Fishing at Plum Island Center
Great Picture!

Well she has been back! Jennifer came in  Friday night and was ready for a new fishing adventure………..  live eels!!! Have not seen her to get her story on this adventure, but with anybody that tries live eels for the first time…. there is always a story and it usually is pretty entertaining. So welcome Jennifer and so glad you have taken up a new sport. And a big thanks to all our new customers for giving us the chance to get you started on a new outdoor adventure.

The past few weeks have been a little slow for big fish from the surf. The pogies are certainly making it difficult to find hungry stripers. But on Friday we had a fish brought in from the jetties. Doanh Mai from North Andover was using chunk mackerel to entice this fish to bite. Maybe the fish was just plan sick of a diet of pogies and wanted something else. LOL This fish weighed in at 22 pounds.

Doanh Mai     22 lbs

Our next picture is 9 yr old Mason Fowler. Mason is the son of Kerry Gallagher who used to work for us at Surfland. She comes from the island and grew up fishing with her dad Mark. Grandpa has kept the love of fishing  going in all his grandchildren. Mason caught this fish while out with Grandpa Thursday in the boat when he caught this 19-15 pounder on live pogies. SUMMER FUN!

Mason Fowler       19-15 lbs

The day before we had Christain Reed  from Newburyport weigh in his 31-13 pounder that he also caught from the boat using live pogies. Dad Chris commented on the abundance of pogies, whales, tuna, and other sea life that is so close to shore this year. Amazing sights all around he said!

Christian Reed        31-13 lbs

Liz Cowie
  • Greg
    Posted at 13:08h, 04 August

    Tom, if you are not a patron then why are you interested in their posts? Thank you Surfland for helping people get hooked on fishing and grow both participation and revenue into the sport of fishing. I am sure Tom has never kept a keeper striper in his storied fishing past, he must not enjoy seafood is my guess. I look forward to your reports! Keep up the great work, until next time. Tight lines!

  • Eric
    Posted at 13:56h, 04 August

    What a dick

  • Ed
    Posted at 16:49h, 04 August

    Tom, We are all sportsmen/women and are aware of the regs which monitor the stocks. So, if someone wants to enjoy a fresh caught fish they are entitled too. And stop knocking Surfland, they are the best, which began many years ago probably before you were around. So keep your cheap comments to yourself.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 06:42h, 05 August

    Geesh idk.. sorry your season is going so horrible.
    Regardless can you not dump on this shop which happens 2 be a local Oasis for so many mindful fishemen/woman. People who choose to do the right thing when it comes to sustaining the Fishery. I here ya that there is always people who dont & prob even bad business that
    dont care, but I’m here to tell you..your opinion is rude and unfair. We see the world not as it is, but as we are.
    God bless the USA.
    -Sarah J Martin

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:04h, 05 August

    Why rain on some one elseโ€™s parade. You are misdirecting your energies. Talk to law makers. Not the fisherman that is proud of his catch. HIS LEGAL catch.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:07h, 05 August

    To all in this weeks report,
    Congrats on all the great catches !!! Good work! We have quite a bit of the season left , get back out there and catch em up!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:35h, 08 August

    Hey tom, buzz off nerd

  • Lori M Day
    Posted at 17:02h, 19 August

    OR NOT.

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