John & Haley’s Beach Day

John & Haley’s Beach Day

John Szostak and Haley Lavigne came to Plum Island this am about 10:30. They got some worms and headed out to fish the high tide on the oceanfront on the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. They had a fun day fishing catching small bass on worms. Hours later and it is now the middle of the outgoing tide when usually nothing much happens. The water is fairly shallow on this section of beach and John happened to notice some good sized shapes moving through the water. Big bass were running the beach. He put on a Daiwa SP minnow in a green mackerel pattern that he had with him and started casting out into the school. Bam! They started hitting the lure. John got a 30.5″ that he released back into the water. Bam! Next one was a 45″, 29-12lbs, that he decided to keep and eat. Good thing John caught sight of the school coming at them because they were thinking of leaving at the point. So again, you just never know when the fish might show up! And on this crazy windy island day!

MICRO BASS
HALEY WITH ONE OF HER CATCHES
HALEY’S HAVING A GOOD DAY!
HALEY SEEMS TO BE CRUSHING IT ON THE SMALL FISH!
JOHN WITH THE 30.5″
JOHN WOULD LIKE HIS DAD PAUL AND FRIEND JOHN TO KNOW WHAT A REAL FISH LOOKS LIKE…….  NOW THEY DO!
WEIGHING THE FISH IN AT SURFLAND
45″   &   29.12 LBS
Liz Cowie
ermc@comcast.net
14 Comments
  • Paul Szostak
    Posted at 16:17h, 03 June

    What a teacher I am!! Lots of folks taught Johnny and myself how to fish and land these beautiful fish! Ed Kelly and boys, greatest teachers🎣🎣

  • Randy
    Posted at 23:42h, 03 June

    I was fishing directly to the left of these two for a few hours, every time I looked over she was reeling one in!….I swear at least a dozen times she hooked up. Thanks again for the lighter Paul haha…..

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:38h, 04 June

    It was nice talking and fishing with you randy. Shoulda stayed just a little longer. Those big bass swam right to where you were

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 23:01h, 04 June

    Nice fish John!!
    Please let then next one go……

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 05:02h, 05 June

    I don’t know why people keep big fish. Big fish are 90% of the time female and they hold way more eggs. I personally think they taste worse too. Would love if surf land would start promoting catch and release.

  • Bass man
    Posted at 09:00h, 05 June

    Law is keep 1 fish a day over 28. I know what you mean but as long as you follow the law keep what’s in the limits.

    By rule I only keep a fish between 28 and 32 inches but that is what I choose to do.

    All about conservation but write a letter to moulton not Surfland!!!

    Bass man

  • John McQuade
    Posted at 21:10h, 05 June

    This kid is a wonderful kid from a wonderful family! I find it deplorable that you folks took this excellent posting about a kid and his girl having a great day on PI and turning it into this mess! You folks should be ashamed of yourselves! Liz you should take all the negative postings out! And block a few people! It’s amazing what people do and say hiding behind ridicules nick names!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 02:45h, 08 June

    The fish was bleeding bad, just look at his foot and the sand….Sometimes you gut hook a striper even with circle hooks. If you let it go it will most likely die anyways.

  • Sandman
    Posted at 21:29h, 08 June

    Nice fish, I’m headed up tomorrow with my grand daughter.
    Ed where you hiding? Tommy wash your mouth out.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:39h, 11 June

    Couple little ones.
    Watched Ash get sunburnt.

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