Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sounder Screen Shots- Lots O' Bait

Check out these huge pods of bait at the NW corner of Stellwagen bank. This looks very promising for this summer fishing on the bank.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Pictures from Our May 25th Trip

Here are some pictures from our combo trip last Sunday. We fished inshore for bass with live mackerel, then ran to the bank for Cod and Haddock. The picture above is a screen shot from our sonar showing a large bass at 40'. To the left of the bass mark you can see a light red mark against dark red which are cod on the bottom which we were targeting.


Great action inshore and at the NW Corner Today!

Our group from Commodore Construction in Newton, were all experienced fisherman so we did a Striper/Cod combo trip. In the morning we loaded up on live mackerel and by 10:00 AM had over fifty in two live wells. We then drifted livies for Stripers and had great action catching and releasing over twenty fish mostly in the 15-20lb range although we had two striper's that weighed in at over 30 lb!

In the afternoon we ran out to the bank and jigged for Cod. We ended up with 38 Cod legal size keepers as well as many shorts and a few haddock as well. We had a dozen Cod that were really good size for the bank this time of year. Thanks to Nat and Derek who gave us some Shimano butterfly jigs to try, which were very productive. Everyone had a great time and went home with lots of cod fillets.

We are really excited to be part of the First Light Anglers fleet and we are planning with Nat and Derek some awesome offshore trips for this summer and fall.

Jim and Collin