The Donald

The Donald

Here’s a real fisherman! Donald Dunbar from Ipswich! He shows up usually on a weekend night, usually with daughter Jillian and/or others in tow, fishes all through the night well into the next day. Sometimes coming back for bait once or twice the whole time down on the beach. Never ever complaining about not catching anything or only catching little fish. The man just loves to fish. Well on Saturday morning he caught a small keeper and had his fish to eat. You are the man, you are “The Donald”! Love your love for fishing! Jillian Dunbar, his daughter sent us these pictures and a  post on Saturday:

Hello, I just wanted to share this with you guys. Last night we started fishing at the beachfront. We caught at least one fish and some skates. Our friends left early this morning and we stayed out longer. My dad caught a 30 inch on the beach front with clams. Sadly I didn’t get a keeper but my fish was about 24-25 inches. It was a great time!   ~ Jillian

The Donald
Jillian Dunbar

Jillian was just in tonight and heading out to fish the night tide. She said they caught a few others that day, but all in the 24″ range. Good luck tonight Jillian!

Other news these last few days has been a mixed bag. Sometimes there has been a few complaints about the weed, other times nothing. The tide seems to be bringing some in and out. Some of the drive-ons got small keepers this past weekend, but  most of the fish caught were in the 18″-25″ range. Since the weekend we have only heard of some schoolies being caught on the oceanfront. Haven’t heard anything since our last reporting of bluefish. Bummer, really was hoping they would of stuck around for awhile! But the mackerel are back around in  numbers if you can get out of the mouth to fish for them. So maybe it will attract some blues back?! Fingers crossed!

Today has been a windy choppy day on the water. Not many boats heading out due to the offshore disturbance causing some good waves and rip currents. The surf guys are reporting some rough surf, not unfishable, but definitely some chop. By Friday the wind is supposed to turn around to the north, northwest so that should flatten out the ocean and allow for some better fishing condtions throught the weekend. And it is supposed to be a beautiful one!

Liz Cowie
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 07:27h, 19 September

    Lighten up people. Who is judging who????

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 14:17h, 19 September

    Congrats on the catch!!! Tastey size!! Perfect!!!

  • Don
    Posted at 14:43h, 19 September

    Dear Surfland Editor,

    Allowing unedited anti-fishing and low life hate filled comments like the ones above, are an insult to the fine owners of Surfland. Kay would be appalled. Please clean up this site and don’t give a platform for these despicable hatemongers.

    • James Waldron
      Posted at 09:44h, 01 October

      Stormy the troll is gone, and we’ve made it tougher to post comments, as well as having us manually approve any comments made on the blog. It does take time, though, and this time of year we’re pretty busy in the shop. We’ll do our best.

  • Bob
    Posted at 16:36h, 19 September

    everyone that was born a carnivorous but now must eat grass
    should not comment on the ones that don’t like grass
    eat more meat and fish leave the grass eaters to the jack ass’s and goat’s

  • fish guts
    Posted at 18:22h, 19 September

    i have been fishing out on plumb island since the 70s when we caught a lot of pollock are they still there or not

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:03h, 19 September

    I agree. If Kay was still at the shop a lot of this nonsense would never have been said. She always took the time to insure each customer was heading in the right direction at least!!

    • James Waldron
      Posted at 09:47h, 01 October

      Yup, and she would have grabbed me by the collar and told me to stop this crap.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:21h, 20 September

    Turn yourself into the local mental health agency. You are sick !!

  • Bait choices
    Posted at 11:17h, 21 September

    What bait are the fish keying on in the river and estuary. Any sand eels this time of year?

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 12:46h, 21 September

    Been lots of Mack’s an pogies around the ocean front. I hooked two Mack’s on worms fishing the bottom. Don’t know why the sand eels would be gone. I believe the worms out fish the clams. I carry both, an the clams can be frozen for a return trip. Be down on Monday

    • Anonymous
      Posted at 14:59h, 21 September

      Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated 🦈

  • Tim Palladino
    Posted at 19:43h, 21 September

    Stormy your a pig

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 10:58h, 23 September

    Thanks for that Salty Cspe recommendation. Just spent some time there and you are absolutely correct. A class act. vs. this Surfland bunch of mickey mouses…

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:31h, 23 September

    Got shut out today at lot 1, only a couple guys fishing. But what a beach day. Hard to believe first day of fall. I believe we have 4 more weeks of fishing. I prefer the cooler days with the warming sun.

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