We have seen some bigger fish come into the shop this past week to get weighed in before heading to the dinner table.
On July 3rd Angel Orana came in quickly to weigh in his 19-5 pounder that he caught on clams in the Merrimac River, but he left before we could snap a photo! Sorry Angel, next time.
Always after the weekend the fishing seems to come alive more! Here is proof………………..
On Tuesday July 5th, we had a few fish come into the store. It was a great day for fishing. Kay had Alex waiting for her when she opened the shop on Monday to weigh in his 24-12 pounder he caught in the wee hours on the morning working a live eel along the surf
Then not long after Jack Petras from Newburyport came in from fishing the southern end of the island to weigh in his 22 pounder. Jack was using clams and hooked into this fish at just about dead low just as the tide was shifting to come in.
And Jacob Martin from Salisbury who also fished the southern end of Plum Island came in that evening with a 17-7 pounder that he caught using tinker mackerel. Again, after the turn of the tide about an hour into it. (this is why we say to never leave a spot that you are fishing until the tide turns either way and starts moving!)
Then on Wednesday, Kenny Pheap from Lowell came in to weigh in his 18-2 pounder that he caught fishing along the oceanfront using a pink lure.
On Thursday, Todd Nguyen from Dracut came in with his 14-8 pounder that he caught at the bottom of the low tide in the mouth of the Merrrimac River using mackerel. Todd said that he and the other people he was fishing with got a lot of schoolies and another that measured 26″ but this was his only keeper sized striper. They used clams and mackerel as bait that day.
Today early, Kay weighed in a fish caught by Lee StLouis from West Newbury. Lee caught his 21-7 pounder on a plug working it in the mouth of the Merrimac River.
So it’s Friday. The fishing is using pretty good in this kind of weather. Come to Plum Island !!!