May 24 – Steve’s Report

May 24 – Steve’s Report

Hi Everyone,


Sorry i’ve been extremely busy the past few weeks and haven’t had much time to post, but thats a good thing! The fishing is off to an very strong start this year and there are more schoolies around this year than anyone can remember. I’ve been fishing from the mouth of the Merrimack down to the backwaters of Ipswich and everywhere in between, finding mostly small fish (with the occasional keeper size mixed in). The plum island beachfront from the shop to the jetties has been fishing extremely well, especially on the incoming tide. The mouth of the river as usual has been producing towards the bottom of the drop, and a number of back-marsh locations have been fishing well at various times and tides. I have not been seeing too much in the way of bigger fish, some mid 20″ up to keeper size fish are definitely out there, and I have no doubt there are some fish even bigger lurking too. But you need to fight through a lot of schoolies in order to catch them. A wide variety of lures are working at the moment. I’ve had the best luck with bucktails and small soft plastics along the beachfront, and have been doing well with small topwater out back on the marshes. This is one of the best times of the year to get out there and wet a line, things are literally getting better by the day!

For those wondering if i’m doing videos again this year. Yes, I am! It’s a whole new project this year, better than last season I can assure you, but it will be a few more weeks before the footage can be released….stay tuned.

Photo: Brian O’connordawnw:brian
Photo: Mike AzevedoIMG_1527
Photo: Brian O’connordawncast
Photo: Mike AzevedoIMG_1532-2
Photo: Mike AzevedoIMG_1528

Steve Gallant
Plum Island Surfcasting Guide Service

Steve Gallant

Steve is a hopelessly obsessed surfcaster and rarely misses a night of fishing.

  • Don
    Posted at 13:28h, 27 May

    I was a professional photographer and am now a n avid surf fisherman. I commend you on your excellent photographs.

    • Steve
      Posted at 22:15h, 27 May

      Thanks, but I can’t take any credit. I’m fortunate to have fishing buddies who are also pretty handy with a camera……

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