September 2, Bluefish-a-palooza

September 2, Bluefish-a-palooza

They arrived in huge numbers today. Bluefish from the mouth of the merrimack all the way south past High Sandy on the reserve. They popped up about 8am, signaled by a gang or two of diving birds. Then it just blew up all over. Most of the fish were in the 5-8 pound range, and were hitting trolled lures, and noisy topwater plugs. Color didn’t seem to matter much. The Blues appeared to be feeding on 3-4″ herring fry judging from the ones disgorged boat side. There were also big schools of krill and sandeels in the mouth, so there is plenty of bait to keep the fish eating for a while.

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There are a couple of small stripers off the shore along the river, and a few more around the Parker River.

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There is still the problem on the reservation of no air hose. So far you can get air at Angies Service station.

James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

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1 Comment
  • Mike M.
    Posted at 08:34h, 03 September

    When I got my drive-on permit the other day the ranger said there would be no air hose this season because there’s no electricity anymore at the site of the now-demolished info center/rest rooms. Supposedly the compressor will return next year after a new building is erected.

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