Fishing Reports

Sunday April 1, 2012

I am starting to book charters for the upcoming spring and summer season. It looks like we will have some great early spring fishing with water temperature rising well ahead of the past few years. Even though fuel prices have increased, I am going to try to keep my charter prices the same as last year ... $450 for half day and $750 for a full day ... book early to lock in your time and price.

Wednesday May 18, 2011

The boat is back in the water and we are ready to fish again this season. The weather and cold water temperatures have not been in our favor but last Sunday things began to heat up. We spent a few hours catching big bluefish along the Elizabeth Islands -- with top water action lasting all morning. We also had reports of big pods of large stripers in Buzzards Bay along the north side of the Islands. The black sea bass and fluke seasons for begin next Sunday so there are plenty of opportunities to chase your fish of choice.

Tuesday June 29, 2010

Fishing continues to be excellent throughout June. Today we went to the East of Martha's Vineyard and caught some keeper Striped Bass -- action was a bit slow as the tides were not in our favor -- but still solid. On our way back we stopped to catch bluefish on light tackle ... we ran into a huge school of fish with birds working and lots of top water opportunities --- caught 20 good sized fish in less than an hour.

Warm water temps and terrific weather will likely help the great fishing continue with the possibility of early arrivals of bonito and false albacore.

Wednesday June 9, 2010

The spring fishing has been outstanding. It started with a few great weeks of fishing for black sea bass in May and then when that began to slow it was time for the the bluefish to arrive. The bluefish have been both good sized and very active. Now the stripers have arrived -- schoolies and larger fish are everywhere! Fluke are also around with bigger fish in deeper water. It looks like June will be a great month as so far the weather has also been terrific. 

Tuesday April 13, 2010

The boat is in the water and I am ready to start fishing for the season. Went out this morning to do some early season scouting in Buzzards Bay and to run the boat -- the boat ran great and all equipment and electronics are up and running. The fishing however was not to be ... looking for tautog and went to several locations with no success. The water temperature was 48 degrees in the bay -- while a bit warmer than in past years -- it is just short of the 50 degrees we need. I will be going out again on Friday to see if things are beginning to happen. 

Thursday  March 4, 2010

Getting the equipment ready and organized with a plan to begin fishing at the end of April. I will be taking the covers off the boat in early April. The sea bass and tautog fishing will kick off the season and then mackerel will follow. The striped bass will be right behind the mackerel and squid and can usually start in earnest during the end of May depending on the water temperature. The early season striper fishing has been outstanding over the past several years as the fish arrive hungry and aggressive --- lots of light tackle opportunities including fly rod. Last year the largest schools of bass I have ever seen were all around the Vineyard and the action lasted for about 3 weeks into June --- keeper size fish hitting top water lures just a short run from Falmouth Harbor.

So book your charters early for some outstanding spring fishing !!

Thursday July 9

The bass are still active during the day and despite another trip where the weather wasn't  very cooperative we fished near the Vineyard with Rob, Pat, Mike and John.  We caught 6 nice 32"+ size stripers in some nasty seas. I think that on a better day we would have hooked up many more fish but all things considered this trip turned out pretty well. We stopped on the return to Falmouth to land 4 fluke.

Tuesday July 7

Mike and Jake went out with me this morning to fish the west end of Martha's Vineyard. They both landed several good sized (20+ lb ) striped bass -- pictures on the Recent Catches -- and all together we caught 8 keeper size fish. On the return trip we stopped along the way to catch some fluke for dinner and caught at least 2 dozen with 4 keeper size fish.

Friday July  3

Went to Martha's Vineyard to fish with 3 friend's of Chuck during the morning. We caught several dozen fluke with 6 keeper size (>18.5") and then went after schoolie bass and blue fish. We caught both bass and blue fish before returning to Oak Bluffs around 1pm.

Tuesday June 30

I've been out of town during the past several days and along with the uncooperative weather have not done any fishing during the past 10 days. Today we left the dock at 7AM on a flat calm day with Mike, Jake, and Bill and headed over to Martha's Vineyard. Although the tide was not in our favor, we all managed to catch fish and landed about a dozen that were 28"+. 

Bill landed the biggest fish -- it was 48" and weighed in at 41.0 pounds -- this was the biggest striper we have caught so far this year. We will have a few photos of this fish on the website in a day or two.


We had another terrific day fishing just west of Martha's Vineyard with a great crew that included Tom, Jamie, Ed, and Tom Sr.  Left the dock at 7:30 and we were on fish by 8:15. Immediately boated a 20lb striper and then at least another 6 more of similar size. At about 10AM, Tom Sr. hooked up a big fish and after a solid battle we boated a 28lb striper that measured 38". We were entered in a tournament so we kept the fish and after catching more stripers as well as a bunch of bluefish that we came across on the trip back to Falmouth Harbor we went to the weigh-in station. This fish turned out to be the biggest bass caught that day and for the second week in a row we won the boat division in a tournament.

Thursday June 18

Took a quick trip to Martha's Vineyard around noon after cleaning and maintaining the boat. Bass are still in the rips.  We caught a couple on light tackle before heading back when the tide went slack and the action slowed.

Sunday June 14

Went fishing for a couple of hours with my son Mike and two friends and we caught a few stripers trolling the rips before the rain shortened our morning. Daryl Tracy caught his first striped bass trolling a yozuri and Scott Swale also caught a nice fish on a Bomber lure.


We entered in a one day Striped Bass tournament out of Kingman's Marine. Left the dock at 7AM with Ernie Valerio and Chuck Wendel to fish west of Martha's Vineyard. The weather was finally decent and after making the 25 mile run, we were able to have rods in the water fishing by 8 AM. We caught several 20-30 lb Stripers and then Chuck landed the largest of the day which weighed in at 32.5lbs. The nice fish was the largest weighed in at the tournament and captured first place for the Dunwurkin Team.

Sunday June7

Caught several striped bass near Tashmoo on the Vineyard before the wind and tides turned against us.

Friday June 5

Went up island on the Vineyard and caught a total of 35-45 stripers between 10 and 25 lbs. All were caught on artificial lures on light tackle by casting and trolling to breaking fish. Easily the busiest day this year in terms of action and quantity of fish.