27 Jul It’s hot hot hot
It’s been a scorcher the last few days. The island was a bit quieter, maybe it was from the new parking restrictions at the City of Newburyport’s parking lot at the northern end of the island or maybe it was just too hot for a lot of people. The fishing from the beach can go a little quiet during this type of weather pattern with mostly schoolies being caught. However we did hear about a few bigger fish caught during the night bite. Like Carlos Camargo pictured here. Carlos is 18 years old and came to fish Plum Island from Hudson NH. This 29″ striper was caught casting off the sandbar in the mouth of the Merrimac River around 11pm using clams as bait. This time of year is definitely a “right spot at the right time” kind of fishing!!!
However, the boat action continues to be on fire. Have heard about a lot of fish being caught day and night. Friday, Plum Island native Peter Sztramski and friends, James Kiley and Brad Hall fished the outgoing tide north edge of the channel just outside of the jetties. They were live lining pogies when they caught their fish with the biggest fish coming in at 45 inches.
Sunday afternoon another Plum Island native Nicholas Petty was out using mackerel when he caught this fish in Joppa Flats
A different kind of bass………. on a side note we have a lot of fishermen that will do both fresh and saltwater fishing. Here is a picture of Kay’s great nephew Justin with his catch of the day, a large mouth bass. Kay’s parents purchased a little plot of land years ago in Newton/Kingston NH on a little body of water called Country Pond. The camp at Country Pond has hosted many generations of the Kay’s family and both Martha and I spent many summers when we were young up there with our grandparents while Kay and Ray were working the shop. Now a new generation is enjoying time up there. It was a very special place for Kay and she would escape once and awhile from the island to find some peace and quiet along the shore with the trees gently swaying.
Sammy the budding photographer. ……….Again caught some fantastic pictures Sunday morning & a fisherman………enjoy!