Week Ending 7/31/10

I did a lot of fishing trips over the last two weeks. Most trips were done with live bait,

Mackerel and Pollock, but on occasion for a mellower or shorter trip, or when we had 4 anglers

aboard we used cut bait.

All of my long time customers who have done the live bait trips have loved it. First catching

a bunch of bait and then live lining them for stripers. It can be very exciting as the stripers

are real aggressive when hitting the live bait. Live bait trips are run for 6 hours with a maximum

of 3 anglers, two is even better.

Highlights of this week, include a trip with Joey and his son Doug, on leave from the military in Italy.

Doug had never done any real fishing before but brought a beautiful 37 inch striper to the boat.

On Saturday I went out with a dad and his 15 and 17 yr old daughters. Cassie the younger of the two hooked and landed our first bluefish of the season. It was a beauty between 8-10 lbs and really put up a great fight. I thought we had a monster striper on the line but the circle hook was just in the corner of the mouth so we didn't get bit off. Usually we would use wire or 40lb leader for bluefish.

It was a great couple of weeks plenty of fish caught and many memories to cherish for a lifetime.

I do have open dates coming up in August so if you would like to get in some striped bass fishing in NH get in contact.

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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