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Fishing Reports July 2007
June 29 - July 1, 2007 - Striper trip, cod trip then striper trip the past three days. Our first cod trip the entire month. Three days of fun! Catching fish no matter the target species. Lots of striped bass, plenty of cod and haddock. This summer is shaping up to be another memorable and productive time for fishing. This Friday we'll finally get a chance to target bluefin tuna. Tuna are being trolled up on a regular basis this summer. We'll be thrilled to have a day to target giants next week. Stay tuned!
July 4, 2007 - You know how life is. When you most need something mechanical, it breaks. Today just when I had some good shots to take, the battery in my camera died. Luckily Mate Paulie had his camera! We had a half day charter today. We started off behind an island where we have been doing well all year. One little schoolie in the first hour and a half. We lit up the diesel and headed to another spot we have been fishing. We have been having a problem with dogfish there, and fishing has been difficult. We dropped anchor and began to chum. No dogs. A good sign. After 20 minutes - no stripers. Bad sign. Finally we saw one faint mark on the fish finder. A minute later we caught a small bass. We kept chumming. A few minutes later, I looked up and saw several marks on the screen. Get ready - we're gonna hook up. Pow - one rod bent over. Lots of marks on the screen. Pandemonium. Hookups all over the boat. These guys had a baptism by fire. We loaded up on big bass over the next hour. One fish 47 inches long. A bunch of other fish including a 40 incher. Check out the picture with the gentleman wearing the red cap. His hand is stuck in the gills of the 47 incher, and out the mouth. That's a big mouth. Awesome.
July 5, 2007 - Yesterday there wasn't one dog fish where we caught all our fish. Today - you cold walk on them. Luckily we have a couple of tricks that allow us to fish through the dogs. Plenty of striper again today. Lots of fun. The last picture from today has an interesting story to go with it. When we pulled in to tie up today we saw a young man in the water with a fishing rod. Apparently his uncle owns a dragger at the pier, and he fishes off our dock. He hooked up the fish pictured below. After jumping from boat to boat, he apparently had to jump into water to avoid losing the fish. I can't quite figure out why. Nonetheless, he hauled himself out of the water with a 36 inch fish. Good job!
July 6 - 9, 2007 - We are in the middle of a run of 6 trips in 6 days. These past 4 days have been as hectic as can be. Striped bass fishing continues to be strong!! We had one ground fishing trip that was average. Our first day ground fishing in several weeks. We have a monster cod trip scheduled for Saturday, and we're not coming home until we get on a pile of fish! We have loaded a bunch of new tuna gear that has been working this year, and we have also located where the bite has been going on. We can't wait for the opportunity to go catch some tunas.
July 10th,13th and 14th, 2007 - Two bluefish/striped bass charters followed by a cod and haddock trip. Fishing for stripers slowed a little this past week. Stripers appear to have migrated a little further North, and we will be chasing after them on our next striper trip to confirm where they have gone. No matter what - we will find the fish and get on them. Today we had an offshore cod and haddock trip. An awesome time on an awesome day. We picked away at cod and haddock steadily all day. No big flurries, just a nice steady pick. Plenty of cod and haddock by the end of the day. I was psyched to get a chance to get some table fish to bring home. My family likes haddock only, and they have been bugging me to bring home some fish. After running predominantly striper charters the past two months, it was an absolute pleasure to get offshore on a stifling hot and humid day.
July 19, 2007 - Striped bass charter. We battled through the dogfish in the morning, and picked a few stripers out of the melee. Lost a monster. We headed off to one of our spots in a sheltered cove. Retreating form the dogs!!! We spent the rest of the day picking away at stripers. Lots of fish just short of keeper size. Several keeper size fish got away. Three nice stripers in the 30-35 inch range boated. All in all another fun day at sea.
July 22, 2007 - Striper fishing has been a blast this year. We were on the bass big time today. Yes, we had to battle through the dog fish - AGAIN. But battle we did. Several nice size fish, and two really good ones - plus 40 inches.
July 24, 2007 - Like a broken record - one striper trip after another. Lucky we love fishing for stripers. Today, the fishing was a little slow. We did bag some blues and stripers, just not the flurries like we saw on our last trip out.
July 29, 2007 - We never get bored fishing for stripers. Today we had an awesome day catching stripers. Lots of keepers. One really BIG keeper - 44 inches, 36 pounds. Nice fish. I wasn't even thinking of taking pictures when I asked the mate to fillet today's catch. He had filleted everything but the big fish when I realized we needed fish for pictures. Luckily we had one more blitz right about then and landed a couple more keepers. Once more we had an excellent day with lots of hookups. Several bluefish in the mix. Primarily striper. Tomorrow - another striper trip.
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