Boat Action

Boat Action

Sure has been a foggy misty morning weeks worth of weather around here. But that hasn’t stopped people from heading out to the beach and even some in their boats. This weeks high tides made for some great boat fishing.  Boats have been catching stripers all the way up to Deer Island and Carr Island. 

Here is 11 year old Luke Aham showing a keeper striper who’s boss! Fishing the incoming tide in the Parker River, Luke threw Rebel Jumpin’ Minnows all morning. Fish were all between 22 and 30″. What form this kid has!

1 hour into the outgoing lastnight Joppa eels. 43” 31lbs
Jill Beaulieu O’Hearn sent us in this picture
37 inches off of PI coast… released

Mackerel are finally in the area. Breaking Rock, Hampton Shoal Ledge, and Speckled Apron seem to be the spots if you are interested in catching some and then live lining them for stripers.

Pogies (a.k.a. Menhaden or Bunker) are also in the area. Mike Parent reported to us that they were just offshore out of reach of his casting ability. But if you have a boat just head south out of the mouth of the Merrimac and you pretty much can’t miss them. Also a popular live lining bait for stripers.

Again, what flounder we are hearing about has been all from the boat. Outside the mouth, along the southern end of the island and along Crane’s Beach are popular spots.

Liz Cowie
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 16:32h, 30 June

    One life jacket in three pictures ugh

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 16:41h, 01 July

      I’m not much of a boater but I thought you just had to have one for each person on the boat. Only wearing them if you choose to. Is this correct or does everyone have to have a life jacket on?

  • Warre
    Posted at 09:56h, 01 July

    First keeper of season low tide at river. 34 1/2″. Sent back on her way.

  • Warren
    Posted at 09:57h, 01 July

    First keeper of season low tide at river. 34 1/2″. Sent back on her way.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:34h, 01 July

    right, dont have to have it on, should be on the boat, good luck getting it once your overboard or the boat sinks. like motorcycle helmets and seat belts to wear or not to wear, by choice or by law

Post A Comment