May 24 – Good to great. Depends on your luck, oh, and skill

May 24 – Good to great. Depends on your luck, oh, and skill

Here are a couple of submissions from our customers.
“Guys: I thought you would like this. I was doing a kayak fishing charter this morning on Joppa with Joe Poirier from Newburyport when we hooked something that did not feel right in the moorings of AYC. It turned out to be a small sturgeon. After a few quick photos we released the fish. We got tons of small bass a few nice ones as well.”
(Surfland note: According to the Fish and Wildlife people, Be forewarned, they are an Endangered Species, and should be released with the least amount of damage to the fish. Last year we sent a message to Massachusetts Fish and Game to make sure. Sure enough, it’s a crime to lift it out of the water to take photos, even if you return it safely to the sea.)
David Hadden
Freedom Hawk Kayaks LLC.

From Mark Rennie
Catch & Release
Caught in the river at low tide on clams blessed by Kay 🙂
Around 32 inches

“My names Jay Marino my dad joe Picked up this 33 incher Saturday drifting the mouth on my boat with a swim shad. Love if you could get this photo up. Saturday was his 60th birthday not a bad birthday fish! When we cut it open it had a good size un digested mackerel in its stomach.”

Jason S writes, “We caught 6 fish sized from 31 inches to 36 right outside the mouth with mackeral on the outgoing tide just about low.”


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  • Irish Spectre
    Posted at 18:04h, 24 May

    …kind of ironic that that last one’s under “Catch and Release”; I’m guessing they were a little sluggish when released. Hopefully the “we” numbered at least three people.

  • sully
    Posted at 21:24h, 24 May

    It’s a cool pic but you may want to remove the first one.

    Pulling a sturgeon out of the water for the glory shot carries a hefty fine.

  • Dirty Sanchez
    Posted at 02:48h, 25 May

    I agree with Sully. Surfland should know better than to post that picture. As far as the angler, know you the regulations of the body of water you’re fishing.

  • Jesse R
    Posted at 09:17h, 25 May

    That’s 2 the last 2 seasons that have made it up on the site that were taken out of the water. The way I understand it, you’re supposed to cut your line and not take fish out at all.

  • admin
    Posted at 09:35h, 25 May

    You know, you’re right. I’ll craft a post about the sturgeon rules. I agree you’re not supposed to take them out of the water, but unsure if you should attempt to remove the hook before releasing them.

  • Jesse R
    Posted at 10:21h, 25 May

    It’s all good. Just don’t want to see anyone catch any grief over it and also make people aware of the rules. I have encountered them while in the flats and inside the mouth as well. I see them launching out of the water from time to time.

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