With the wind starting to ramp up and the rain that is headed out way I’ve decided to sleep in for an extra hour tomorrow am! The ocean is starting to get churned up and the seaweed that will inevitably start moving in so I’ll see some of you at 6!

But mid week Ray Gallagher came in and got some bait and headed out to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge to do a bit of fishing.  He sent us this picture of a 31″ striper he got at lot 1. One happy camper!!! There have been many reports this week of a lot of fish in the 24″ – 31″ range. Most have been gobbling up sea worms and clams. This week we saw some beautiful days and a lot of people fishing the refuge so hopefully Sunday when the sun comes out we can get back to it! It may take a few days for things to calm down for bait fishing but for those of you that like to fish lures………….the time has come!

RAY GALLAGHER            31″

Liz Cowie
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 08:57h, 07 September

    Why has the time come for fishing with lures? Is it because there will be some rough surf around? I am not sure what one looks to to determine when lures from the shore or jetties is likely to be most productive.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 07:56h, 08 September

      Take up then.
      A lure is a lure.
      Cast retrieve.
      Trial and error.
      Find what works for you.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 06:24h, 09 September

    Bait or lures, really makes no difference. Fishing this area continues to be a down bound train! The striped bass population has declined steadily over the last five years here. Looking for new places to go!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:25h, 09 September

    I was out for a couple hours this morning, caught a few schoolies. Right around high tide. Beautiful day to be out.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 17:12h, 09 September

      Is a few more than 1 but less than 3. Were any of your them bigger than 16 inches?

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 00:22h, 10 September

      I hear ya bro haven’t seen anything over 12” what’s up with that

  • Kirk
    Posted at 17:20h, 09 September

    I don’t know about a down bound train. I had some pretty good days this year, more back in May and June. But looking forward to Sept and October, The expression: No fish is good fishing, one fish is great fishing. John you out there?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:36h, 09 September

    You must live in the area and not have to spend your hard earned money to come and fish. But it is people like me that feed the entire local community business. If the reports and help can’t be more honest and helpful from the tackle shops, and on the water magazine that’s all you will have is a local population to live off. Let’s face it, those that are in the tackle, media, or local business organizations are never want to participate in an honest discussion of the problem.

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 19:02h, 09 September

      No one wants to talk about that.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:05h, 12 September

    actually i drive 2 hours to get there, wish they were in a barrel, never been that way , excepting the blue fish of the 70 s and 80 s . Its not always easy, like life. Peaks and valleys

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 17:50h, 14 September

      No kidding, I’ve been fishing the area for the past 12 years and the number and size of the bass has declined each year. No rocket science. The reports just should be more fact based and honest.

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