Week Ending 7/18/10

We had good Striped Bass fishing with at least 2 keepers on each trip this week.

Fishing was good and we mixed trips this week with some trips we used live bait

And other trips we used chunk bait. On two days we even got into some short

surface action with pods of smaller stripers on the surface. We caught them

on casting plugs and rubber lures. The feeds didn't last long but we were

in the right place at the right time, and fished them hard for the 15 minutes they

were on top.

Saturday was a fun trip with long time customer Paul and his wife and young children.

Everyone had a blast catching bait, mackerel and pollock, and then we spent some time

catching stripers. Just a lot of family fun.

This week we also caught a sea bass, our first for the season. Every year I get a few, they

make for good eating even though much smaller than striped bass. Sea Bass are more

common south of us where sometimes party boats will run trips for them. In NH they are

rare and there aren't any size limits on them, although anything less than 14" is just too

small to keep.

Tight lines, Capt. Joel


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About The Author: Captain Joel Koch

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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