One fish, two fish, red fish, BLUEFISH!!!!

One fish, two fish, red fish, BLUEFISH!!!!

     This morning, the 19th of August, one of our customers who runs charters was is in the store for rod repair (which was caused by a bluefish) and reported that during his charter yesterday afternoon that there was more bluefish than you could handle being caught at the mouth of the river.  They had multiple hook ups going on at once, which turned out to be very crazy on the boat so they had to downsize from 4 rods to 1 rod. The lures barely landed in the water before being chomped on by the bluefish. He said they were running about 30 inches.  He also said that there were guys trolling along the oceanfront and picking up bluefish there. All of this during the outgoing tide yesterday afternoon.

     So if any of you surf fishermen are excellent casters (TallJeff???) come on down and try your luck in the mouth or the front beach later on this afternoon.

     George Bossi just in, he also confirms the amount of bluefish being caught. In his words, “I am fished out”! He is off to check his lobster traps. It is the annual “BOSSI” party tomorrow.

     On Monday, during the crappy weather, we had a fisherman well inside the river catching 12 lb blues.

     We weighed in a 16 pound Striper on Wednesday caught on a chunk of mackerel along the oceanfront.

     So, drag out the bluefish lures (anything with a good shape for casting with a single hook on it), and give it a try. They are bound to head closer to shore one of these days!  Remember, the oceanfront is a nice place to walk this time of year early in the morning and late in the day. Don’t forget to also try the south end of the island. Get your pass for the refuge and try parking lot 6 and 7 around Emerson Rocks!!!

 

James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

Stickman is the resident web design guy at Surfland. We pay him in eels.

8 Comments
  • Hungry Fisherman
    Posted at 08:17h, 19 August

    Well it’s about time we have something good to report!! Can’t wait to get out there this weekend!

  • talljeff
    Posted at 09:23h, 19 August

    Gave it hell last night from 5-830pm. Beach and bar. Threw everything in the arsenal including the candycane ranger which took 3/4 of my line off the cabo40.. Not even a sniff. Gonna have a big fishing yard sale if this keeps up. ” shoulda been here yesterday”.. ugggg. If i hear that one more time. BLAMO!!

  • thecheat
    Posted at 09:34h, 19 August

    ” shoulda been here yesterday”
    the worst phrase ever invented when talking about fishing.
    ” shoulda been here yesterday” WITH A BOAT!is more like it

  • Anguillaman
    Posted at 15:34h, 19 August

    I have to add to the report in regard to beach fishing…its been horrendous. I”ve fished a lot of hours in all my “old” favorite spots. Frequently not 1 bit in hours of fishing. I don’t recall a year in memory that having a boat was more of a must in order to catch fish. It is indeed the rare fisherman who catches a fish from the beach so far this August.

  • Mike
    Posted at 08:43h, 20 August

    Fished Cape Ann this morning (Saturday) from 4:30am to 6:30am with no luck. Spent 3/4 of my time fishing with chunk bait and the other 1/4 of my time casting ad reeling. There was 3 other guys fishing, all casting and reeling, and 1 bluefish was caught.

    I’m just north of Boston and have been spending my time at Cape Ann or the Amelia Earhart Dam in Somerville and things have been slow for the past two weeks. I onl fish from the shore and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for somewhere else to try? Thanks.

  • Ed Kelly
    Posted at 17:48h, 20 August

    Night Time is the right time!!! My sons and I fish Pi regularly (at least twice a week) haven’t been “skunked” in several weeks! We fish only from the beach and most importantly at night…not dusk,,,complete darkness bring them out..
    Good luck!!

  • Mike
    Posted at 19:01h, 20 August

    Thanks for the info Ed, it is much appreciated. I have a vacation coming up the week of 8/29 and will have to make my way over to PI for some night time fishing. I’ll let you know how I make out. Thanks again.

  • TroySwedes
    Posted at 11:37h, 21 August

    Was out last night, Fri 19th from 8pm to 2am, not one friging bite. Used clams, cut baits and ells. No one was catching anything. The beach at plum island was just a party scene, no fish. But what a beautiful night to fish.

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