Plum Island Fishing Tackle
Bait, Rods, Reels and Repair

Established 1960

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SEP
25
2018

Hoo Ahh! Tunaaah!

Our own Andy Kelly wrestled this sweet monster in this past weekend. 98 inches and went 397 pounds dressed, so about 500 pounds whole. Last year Andy got a 50 lb. Striper, now this. Next year? John Healey landed this striper down Southern end of island on live macks. His boatmate
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SEP
21
2018

Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh My!

Here’s something you don’t see every day. A school of small jumper Tuna in 30 feet of water just off Salisbury beach. The pogies sure have brought a lot if interesting neighbors to us this year. This video comes from AJ on September 15 outside the Merrimack mouth.
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JUL
12
2018

Recent Catch and Release

Here’s a short report with some recent catch and release pics. KC Lee was fishing topwater in boulders earlier this week and reports, “Had a productive time in the boulders before the storms rolled in this morning. 36”, 32”, and a dozen schoolies all on top water. All
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JUN
30
2018

End of an Era. Kay’s Gone.

A keeper of history, stories, knowledge, a lifelong local resident, and the hub of the Plum Island and Merrimack River fishing, Kay Moulton passed away this morning. In the early light, when she would normally be slowly walking down the hill from her house to the shop, she
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JUN
07
2018

A Tale of Two Sturgeon – leave both alone

Yesterday we posted a photograph of a small sturgeon caught on the flats. It’s created a conundrum and we want to clarify. According to the Fish and Wildlife people, Be forewarned, they are an Endangered Species, and should be released with the least amount of damage to the
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MAY
16
2018

Bob Smith, age 90, first weigh-in.

The Plum Island Real Deal Bob Smith has been around. Yeah, he’s 90 and was fishing the river this morning at first light, 5:30. What? You were asleep? Yeah, me too. Not him. 13.8 lb Striped Bass. 30”. 5:30 am bottom of outgoing tide on a bucktail jig at the mouth of the
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APR
26
2018

4/25 – First Shad

Looks like the Shad have arrived on the Merrimack. Here’s a photo from Jackie Brown yesterday. Rocks village bridge. 3 hours after high. 17-18” male. Caught on a 1/32 oz shad dart.
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APR
19
2018

This Saturday, Rocks Village Cleanup. Oh, and maybe some Shad.

Hey everyone. We are hoping you could join us for the 16th annual Rocks Village Cleanup on Saturday, 4/21/18, starting at 8:00 AM. Coffee, donuts, bags & gloves provided. Last season the first shad were caught on 4/20, so bring your rods! Meet at Ferry Park, the corner of
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APR
19
2018

Spiro’s Fishing Spot Cleanup – Saturday 4/28

Please save the date for the 1st annual Spiro’s Cleanup on Saturday, 4/28/18, starting at 8:00 AM. The shad fishing spot known as “Spiro’s” is located behind Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studio on 110 Sutton Street, North Andover. This is private
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MAR
12
2018

Plum Island Surfcasters Meeting: Shad Fishing

Club Meeting: March 20, 2018: American Shad Fishing in the Merrimack River presented by Eric Roach Please join us for a discussion of fishing the exciting spring-run of American Shad in the Merrimack River. The focus of the presentation will be on fishing the lower Merrimack,
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