September 8, Here and there

September 8, Here and there

The weekend saw many, many fishermen out at Plum Island and on the river. Results were mixed, from big stripers, angry bluefish, to the lowly skate. The weather was beautiful both day and night, though Saturday was windy in the evening, shutting down most of the fish, but not all.

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Saturday evening Greg Palmer from Framingham grabbed a 42lb striper using eels in the Joppa Flats area. Greg is a lucky dude, having caught a 54 pounder in 2007. Greg was fishing with his cousin Dan Master both times. Quite a duo

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We had a couple of smaller bass weighed in too.

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Sean Lahey, 19 pounds off the beach fishing with Kevin Moore (who also got a 20lb fish)

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Jim Erickson, fishing on the beach at Reserve parking lot 1, using mackerel, 15.8pounds

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Jonathan Kimball, from Georgetown, in parking lot 3 from the beach using sea worms, 9lbs 10oz

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There are still big fish in the river, so they may not be cruising the surf yet. Our pal Brian scored twin 40″ bass on big eels Sunday night, both released. There were also a few schoolies hungry enough to eat eels. The wind on Saturday put the fishermen in the lee areas to keep warm and avoid the bouncing surf. Cranes beach was a bust Saturday night.

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The Parker River REfuge drive-on season has begun, and the beach was very busy with 4-wheelers all weekend. Most of the stripers and blues were small, but there was a plague of skates. Skates, skates, skates were reported to Kay. At least there was something tugging lines. Also on the beach, there were some bluefish taken at daybreak Tuesday morning, but the bite died with the sunup.

James Waldron
james@simplemics.com

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

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