September 25, Slow, slow, slow

September 25, Slow, slow, slow

My apologies for the lack of updates this week. It’s just that there’s only a little to report. There doesn’t seem to be the energy around to set off any good feeds. There have been consistent bluefish at the mouth of the merrimack, usually on the outgoing tide at the end of the south jetty. They are being taken on trolled lures, like Rapala’s. The most productive method is speed trolling umbrella rigs, and there are a few experts at this racking up the blues. When the school is in the umbrellas come up with two or three fish each.


There were nearly no trucks on the beach yesterday, and even the ones there looked very quiet. We haven’t weighed in a keeper bass since last weekend. That doesn’t mean none have been caught, but no one’s talking about them either.


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

  • Skunked
    Posted at 10:02h, 28 September

    Any word how the weekend was?

  • tallman
    Posted at 10:02h, 28 September

    Anyone have any new on how the weekend was?

  • Jamie
    Posted at 15:05h, 28 September

    I fished the refuge Saturday evening 5-10pm, and caught 1 schoolie at 9pm on the dropping tide (clams). Then fishing the next morning 5.30-7.30am caught another (same method) at around 6.30am. The tide was incoming at dawn while it was raining. It seemed perfect but the fish weren’t there. Maybe the seal I saw in the water had something to do with it.

  • Ed Kelly
    Posted at 05:35h, 29 September

    Well we got a nice 20lb striper off the beach down at lot 5. Wind and rain and all. Can’t figure out why everyone leaves when the weather goes to crap. The striper always love it.

  • Skunked
    Posted at 07:26h, 29 September

    Is it still worthwhile to work mouth of the river off the beach? Or should I be hitting lot 3/5?

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