Cod and Haddock Fishing Back To Normal

2008-04-12 19:34:33
Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts - Saltwater Fishing Report
stellwagen bank

Friday April 11,2008

Fishing back to normal for mike and his gang from Unionville, Connecticut. Fishing the shallow side of south shoals saw very steady fishing on market size cod using mainly jigs and teasers. Moving to the south on the slacking tide we started marking massive schools of herring and sand eels. fishing in 150 feet of water we dropped the jigs down and had hot and heavy fishing for two hours. some double headers mixed in with a mix of scrod and market cod. heading back to port everybody commented on how the fishing was like the old days.

Capt. Jim

Saturday April 12, 2008

Jerry and his pals from Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania met us at the dock on friday as we tied up the boat seeing the catch for the day they couldnt wait to get out the next morning. leaving the dock at 5 A.M. we were greeted with terrential rain, lightning, and big time squalls. weather eased up as we started fishing where we had left off the day before. Murphy's law prevailed as nobody was home. steaming 15 miles up north we found red hot codfishing in 130 feet of water on the Northern tip of Stellwagen. double headers were very common and even a few triple headers came over the rail. fish were scrod and market size's with many 22 and 23 inch short cod released. color teasers didnt seem to matter but the pink squid and white combo on 6/0 hooks seem to be the best ticket.

Capt. Jim

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About The Author: Captain James McFarland

Company: Big Mac Charters

Area Reporting: stellwagen bank

Bio: This is my 31st year chartering and for many years held the 50 pound line test record for halibut. Former Mass. Governer's Cup winner.

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