04 Jun June 4th & 5th Division of Marine Fisheries
STATEWIDE FREE FISHING WEEKEND JUNE 4-5, 2011. More information at their site.
My apologies for not getting a report up the last few days. This past week we have seen and heard of a steady flow of fish being caught. Again, same rules apply. Bottom of the outgoing tide through the turn of the tide in the river. Top of the inncoming tide through the turn and the start of the outgoing along the oceanfront.
There has been some “breezy” days down here on the island, but those who came, most were rewarded. Some small fish have shown up in the 16-18″ range which is nice to see. the “keepers” that we have weighed in and the “catch & release” guys that have reported back to us have said that the range has been 8 pounders up to 20 pounds. That again has come to be the “norm” over the last few weeks. Again the baits of choice have been worms and clams, some mackerel. Lures are still a lot of soft baits.
We are hearing a lot of stories about big fish upriver…………….way up river. Through Haverhill up into Lawrence. If you have access to a spot along the Merrimac give it a try. A lot of fishermen up there like to throw some big lures so what your head!
Flounder is the other fish that people are starting to ask about now. To date we have only heard of a few being caught from the shore. One fisherman was down at the jetties, on the ocean side and reported seeing a few guys bring in a few, one being quite large. Along the oceanfont, out front of us and on the wildlife reserve we have only heard of a couple fish. This hopefully will change once Tommy Kelly gets his famous flounder rig into the water!!!
What a response we have had with the tees!!! Thank you, thank you! It has been so great that we are out of a few sizes. More have been ordered, so by the end of next week they should be back in stock and ready to go out the door again. So far with your help and generousity over $1200.00 has been raised to aide Nate in his recovery. Thanks again and keep shopping!!!