Fishing Reports by Captain Joel Koch

About The Author: Captain

Company: Reel Ecstacy, LLC.

Area Reporting: Portsmouth NH

Bio: Captain Joel Koch is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain, a NH Saltwater Fishing Guide and a Registered Maine Guide. Reel Ecstasy,LLC saltwater fishing charters leaves out of Portsmouth (Newington) NH and provides an enjoyable experience for beginners as well as experienced anglers. We fish for Striped Bass in Great Bay, Piscataqua River and along the seacoast of New Hampshire. We may also catch Bluefish if they are running.

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Stripers in NH 2011 (8/14/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Except for Monday fishing really good. Great air show at end of week added to the great times.
striped bass NH (8/07/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing had it ups and downs. Mackerel hard to find. some trips were great though.
great week (7/31/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] 2 keeper, 5 keepers, 11 keepers oh my!. Good week, saturday was best.
temps soar, fishing good (7/23/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Even though the temps soared this week the striped bass fishing remained good. We caught the first bluefish of the season this week.
striped bass NH (7/16/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Midweek best this week. 35 inch striper best for the week. Only one day we didnt get at least 1 keeper.
striped bass 7/10/11 (7/10/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Some good days, some great days. Baits were easy some days but harder to catch other days. Bookends of the week were the best.
Striper report NH end of June (7/03/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing Report Week Ending 7/3/11 The fishing was a mixed bag this week. We caught at least one keeper striper (over 28") on each trip.
fishing off the hook (6/19/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Striped bass NH report. Fishing is incredible. Multiple keepers on every trip.
NH stripers 6/12 (6/12/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] good fishing. good sports. OK weather. Had a great week with many stripers caught and keepers on every trip.
Stripers in NH 2011 (6/05/2011)
[Portsmouth,NH] Stripers are in. Live baits are in. Season has begun.
Striper fishing slowing down in the piscataqua. (9/20/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Striper fishing slowing down in the piscataqua. Great Metal Art striper made for me by Western Metal Art.
week ending 8/29/10 (8/31/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Sea bass and Stripers. Air show and Seals.
week ending 7/31/10 (8/01/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Good fishing. First Bluefish of season. Many striper caught including some big ones. Chunk bait and live bait doing the trick.
Striper fishing NH in July (7/17/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Good fishing. Chunking and Live Bait productive.
Fishing report Week Ending 7/3/10 (7/04/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Live bait still a good bet for stripers. Macks and pollock work their magic..
Bigger Striped Bass (6/27/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Weeks ending 6/27/10. Fewer fish but bigger.
NH Striper fishing (6/13/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] Week ending 6/12/10. Striper Bass Fishing in NH.
first striper trip (5/30/2010)
[Portsmouth,NH] First trips yielding stripers. Baits are plentiful.
What a difference a day makes. (8/23/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Week ending 8/23/09. Another big fish.
Striped Bass Fishing In The Summer While It Last (8/09/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Great Fishing, Big Fish, Great Weather. Summer at last.
Reel Ecstasy week ending 8/2/09 (8/02/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Great weather this week. Trips producing 15-25 stripers.
NH Striped bass 7/19/09 (7/19/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Weather starting to improve. Catching striped bass, one or two blues and on Sunday some sea bass.
NH Striped Bass. (7/04/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Wind, rain, striped bass. Another week of bad weather and OK fishing.
NH Striped Bass Report 6/28/09 (6/28/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Good Fishing, Bad Weather for the most part. Sounds like the story for June 2009.
NH striped Bass. (6/21/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Weather was tough but stripers are around. Averaged 15-25 fish except for one trip.
Striped Bass Fishing Piscataqua river (6/14/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing was good wish the weather cooperated better. We need summer...
Striped Bass in NH (6/07/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing was good but not great. Lots of fun was had though and the weather cooperated.
NH striped bass fishing (5/24/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] First two charters of the season were successful. Looking forward to many more..
Stripers in NH (5/15/2009)
[Portsmouth,NH] Striped Bass arriving in NH to spend the summer.
NH striped bass (7/13/2008)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing is a roller coaster ride the last two weeks.
Striped Bass report NH (6/29/2008)
[Portsmouth,NH] Consistent action for some not so good for others.
NH Striped Bass have arrived. (6/15/2008)
[Portsmouth,NH] 20-30 stripers caught on each trip. Great fathers day trips this week.
Piscataqua Striped Bass Fishing (8/26/2007)
[Portsmouth,NH] The fish was over 40inches and was fat. This was our largest fish of the year so far. Michael, his brother John and father John, left Burlington at 3:45 a.m. for the 4 hour drive to Portsmouth. They were rewarded with a lot of fish and two keepers including the 40" fish.
Week Ending 7/7/07 (7/08/2007)
[Portsmouth,NH] Plenty of fish this week with the occasional over 28" keeper size striper mixed in. The Tall ships were in port in Portsmouth and that is always a nice side trip when we want to take a break from fishing.
Wind Was The Buzz Word (6/24/2007)
[Portsmouth,NH] Wind was the buzz word this week, lots and lots of it. On each trip however we did manage to find a few spots holding numbers of fish and caught between 25-50 fish each day.
NH striper fishing (6/10/2007)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing report week ending 6/10/07. First full week of fishing
Stripers arrive in 2007 (6/03/2007)
[Portsmouth,NH] Plenty of small stripers found their way to NH.
Fishing On The Piscataqua River (8/15/2006)
[Portsmouth,NH] Fishing remains excellent with many 6 hour trips yielding 70 or more fish. Most of these fish are under 28inches but every so often a big one comes over the side.