October 12 – Nice Blue, and a Sea Turtle?

October 12 – Nice Blue, and a Sea Turtle?

Mike Ruggelo from Amesbury asks this question,
“Weird thing happened Friday while fishing inside the north jetty….in addition to my cut bait and macs being constantly stripped by a pesky seal, I watched a sea turtle swim towards me from Salisbury heading south…..came to w/in 20′ of my boat.  Has anyone else ever seen one around here?”
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Anyone else seen one?  I’ve seen only one before, way out on Halfway Hump while groundfishing. At least Mike’s turtle was swimming the right way!
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Wayne Simmons tells us, “My son Devon caught this 32” 16lb blue on Columbus Day trolling just outside the mouth with a yozuri crystal minnow”
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Nice pic!

James Waldron
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5 Comments
  • anguillaman
    Posted at 14:17h, 13 October

    Nice blue, I bet your son had the time of his life reeling that one in. Curious, what type of turtle do you think it was.

  • Rhino
    Posted at 14:52h, 13 October

    I was out Sunday just outside the mouth of the Parker and saw what I thought might be a green lid of a garbage can. As it got a little closer it came to the surface and saw it was a sea turtle. Looked around the internet and think it may have been a green turtle, which have been see in Massachusetts in the past. I tried to get a pic but couldn’t get one in time.

  • unwinder
    Posted at 20:02h, 13 October

    my dad and I saw a sea turtle a few years ago, size of a 5 gallon bucket lid, between plum island and grape island (across from IBYC) have not seen one since. did not try to identify.
    Nice catch, and display!

  • Dan
    Posted at 07:47h, 14 October

    That’s a respectable blue. Nice haul!

  • TALLJEFF
    Posted at 09:49h, 14 October

    Nice blue little man!!!

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