Joppa Blues and a visitor

Joppa Blues and a visitor

Well the blues were definitely further inside the mouth Wednesday. Captain Christopher Husgen of Tide Charters LLC sent us these photos. He was on his boat with pup Watson when they ran into these big blues.

This is a big blue!

Today Gabe Marks brought in this 14 lb dressed blue that he caught in the mouth of the river on chunk macks! And then this afternoon we heard of some more caught at parking lot 1 on the Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Time to get the wire leaders out that have been packed away for a few years!


The visitor turned out to be a Mola Mola also known as an ocean sunfish. Inside Joppa! Wonder what brought him inside the mouth so far? Usually we see a lot of these guys in close along the oceanfront this time of year. They like to feed on salps around here. Ever see the kind of clear globs on the beach, that’s a salp. But they also feed jellyfish, squid, small fish besides a few other things. Maybe the bluefish and sunfish were after the same thing? We have heard of a lot of tiny baitfish in the river.

Joppa Mola Mola


Liz Cowie
  • Mark
    Posted at 19:04h, 14 September

    Nice Bluefish! Was this on a high tide or outgoing? To choppy for me so headed in early, around 10:00 AM.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:34h, 16 September

    Fished lot 1 today. 3 Stripers, one fish of 30 inchs. Released. Man what a beautiful day. couple sturgeon jumping.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 11:38h, 18 September

      Do the sturgeon jump straight up and then slide back down? I saw one huge fish do that by the red can just before cap’n Georges heading towards the mouth and a smaller one doing the same thing on the way in. I couldn’t figure out what they were.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:44h, 18 September

    Yup sturgeon

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