Slow Day on the Bank

2007-06-04 06:24:07
Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts - Saltwater Fishing Report
Eastern Side of Bank

<p>Well I guess all good things must come to an end. Last week we were doing excellent catching good sized market cod off of an area of Stellwagen Bank known as the mussels. Therr were plenty of recreational anglers along with charter boats with most recording decent catches and plenty of action. This area reopened to commercial fishing and made dropping a jig in the area challenging.

On Saturday Relentless had on board Stewart Duncun from CT who has fished with us before and was looking forward to catching some decent cod and haddock. Unfortunately the fishing was horrific and the worst day I have had in years. It was not due to a lack of effort by myself or the anglers aboard who worked their ass off trying to hook fish both on jig and bait. On the way out the bank was loaded with bluefish, very large bluefish chasing sand eels, wehre we trolled rubber shad and landed a few to put our first blues of the year on board the RELENTLESS.

Stew and his party were great to have aboard and I honestly believe knew how hard we were trying to put fish in the coolers. I tried like crazy and the numbers were very low and I appreciated them understanding.

Fish Species: Cod and Haddock
Bait Used: Clams and Jigs
Method Used:
Water Depth: 150
Water Temperature: 61
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Speed: 5-10
Stew Duncan with a large wolffish he landed on RELENTLESS while fishing on Stellwagen Bank On June, 2nd, 2007
Stew Duncan with a large wolffish he landed on RELENTLESS while fishing on Stellwagen Bank On June, 2nd, 2007

Large Bluefish have now moved into the area and were all over the bank chasing whales
Large Bluefish have now moved into the area and were all over the bank chasing whales

About The Author: Captain Dave Waldrip

Company: RELENTLESS CHARTERS

Area Reporting: Massachusetts

Bio: Captain Dave Waldrip grew up on the seacoast in Newburyport, MA working as a mate on charter and party boats.  Upon graduating from high school he entered the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for 29 years on active duty from Alaska to Massachusetts serving as Officer in Charge and as a Chief Warrant Officer.  He has been a licensed 100 Ton captain for over twenty years and has been fishing for his entire life.  He owns and operates the RELENTLESS fishing out of Green Harbor in Marshfield, MA fishing for cod, haddock, tuna, sharks, striped bass and blues.  

We run private charters for groups up to six people and can get additional boats for larger groups if needed. We also feature shared (open boat) charters for those who can not get a larger group together.

Captain Dave is fortunate to have a great crew who are also licensed captains including his son Shaun Waldrip.  RELENTLESS Charters has a large following of repeat customers who compliment us on our attention to detail, safety, interaction with customers and finding the fish. The Crew of RELENTLESS Charters will assist you with all of your needs making sure you have a great day on the water and go home with plenty of fresh fillets in your cooler.  RELENTLESS CHARTERS uses only top quality tackle for your battle with the big one.

After most trips we will post our fishing reports which can be found at http://www.relentlesscharters.com/FishingReports.html

We hope to see you aboard and if you have any questions, contact us anytime at
By e-mail captdave@relentlesscharters.com or by phone (781) 871-2113.

Respectfully,

Captain Dave Waldrip

781-871-2113
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