Archive for the ‘Stripers’ Category
The migratory patterns for striped bass from fresh water to salt water have started to take place, making Massachusetts and Boston primed and ready for an exciting season. Soon, they will be flowing by the thousands, which means it is a perfect time to set up a charter and get out on the water. The weather has turned from rain to sunshine, allowing us to get out on the water more frequently and find some of the hot spots for the upcoming season. Stripers are one of the premier fish to catch in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay.
Striped bass are a native species to the North American Atlantic coastline. Although they spawn in fresh water, they migrate between fresh and salt water. They have a streamlined body marked with dark striped going with the length of the body from behind the gills to the base of the tail. In the spring they run up the river to spawn in fresh water places and once again in the fall. They can be caught nearly any time of the year, but these prove to be two of the best times to do so.
Landing a striper is a great feeling. Because they can grow up to 4 feet long, catching a striped bass can be a challenge. With the proper guidance, the right boat and a good mate, most people are able to land the trophy fish they’ve been looking for. Reel Pursuit Charters includes bait, tackle and someone to help you catch and clean a fish. You can bring up to six passengers as well. Fishing with friends is always more fun, so bring along some friends or family this season.
We’ve had our boat on the water for a couple of weeks now. It’s been great to get back out there and start reeling in some striped bass. Join us this spring and summer for a great time.
The weather was perfect in the 80′s with a warm west wind we set out for a half day of bass fishing yesterday with a Father son combo. We planned on throwing the hook and chunking for the fish. This plan quickly changed when we saw hundreds of birds feeding on fish. We put out the troll baits and within a minute all the rods had fish. Our guests were busy reeling lots of fun fish in the 28″ range.
The bass were very aggressive hitting big shads in every color. There is a ton of bait around so the fishing should only get better as we approach the second half of our summer. With some of the best fishing in years we look forward to great fishing for several months ahead.
We had a very special trip this past week with great friends. Patrick, who has spent many years working on Reel Pursuit was aboard with Aaron, Kerry, and Shane. Aaron and Kerry are the son and daughter of the late Jim Dignan. If you knew Jim he was a great friend to all of us. He had a great sense of humor and always made you feel like his best friend. He is missed everyday.
With many laughs and stories the fishing was excellent. We were able to chunk for the bass in great weather in the harbor. Captain Paul tried his luck and managed a nice 42″ bass. With the pressure on, Shane had the hot reel and decided to match the Captain and landed another 42″ bass. Just an all around great trip with some of the nicest people you will meet.
What a great day it was this past Saturday. The Reel Pursuit had the Guy Tropeano group from Boston Trolling a deep diver at the P/R Buoy in Boston Harbor. The striper here measured 41″. The fishing in the harbor this year for stripers is fantastic. Book your trip today!
First Mate Scott and I wanted to take the boat out for a ride to make sure all systems were in good working order. It’s one thing to make sure all systems are in working order while at the dock, but you need to take the boat out and run it thru it’s paces under load and ensure that your customers have the best experience possible. So we took a trip to see what we may catch.
We left the dock under light rain and no wind out to the BG bouy in Boston Harbor. First Mate Scott went Down to the engine room and crawled around to make sure there were no leaks from the running gear and all the equipment checked out ‘A OK’. Now that we had checked that all the mechanicals on the boat were in good working order, we decided we should see how the fishing was. We were skeptical because on the way out of the harbor we didn’t see any signs of life. On the way back in, however, between Deer Island and the airport Scott noticed some birds working over what may have been a school of fish, so we decided to troll leadheads and shads. WOW – what a great idea, we caught 10 fish between 24″ to 34.5″. It looks like 2010 is off to a great start. It’s going to be a great season, you’ll probably want to book your trip soon, slots are filling up. See you on the water!
Okay, the 2010 season is just getting underway. We are hoping for a great fishing season. Last year we got off to a slow start with the weather but we are ready this season. I’d like to welcome you to the updated Boston Fishing web site. We promise to have updates of fishing trips, more Fish Fotos and all the happenings linked to our Facebook and Linked in pages.
If you need to book a trip, we have also updated the site so we can take payments via Paypal, so if you need to make that reservation for you, the family or some ‘get out of the office’ event, sign up now and lock in that trip.
The photo below was taken toward the end of the season last year so the tuna are still running (and there are more photos of this fish on the Fish Foto’s page).
Also, feel free to make some comments on the new site or if you have questions and don’t forget…
…for the best fishing in Boston Harbor call Captain Paul @ 617-922- FISH (3474) and book your trip now!