Newburyport Striper Charters About to Begin

I hope everybody had a great weekend with friends and family while enjoying this amazing weather! Water temps have shot up this past week with the consistent SW winds and we are nearing that magic 50 degree water temp that signals the beginning of Merrimack River striper season. The past week has allowed me to get my spring prep going! Always a fun time! Shooting for the first week of May to splash.

 Getting ready for Newburyport Charters!

Getting ready for Newburyport Charters!

 A face only a mother could love!

A face only a mother could love!

But necessary to keep the rig looking like this! (If only you can imagine what this looked like a couple days ago...Barnacles suck!)

 Manolin looking pretty for 2017! Ready to get some stripers on the deck!

Manolin looking pretty for 2017! Ready to get some stripers on the deck!

T Shirts! Finally!

Anyhoo, I am finally proud to announce we now have T shirts for sale! I am offering an intro price this week only for cost! I finally found a company that can get me a great product, fast shipping, and numerous colors so I present to you:

 Men's Artic Blue... Order a size up for a loose fit! Go fishing in style!

Men's Artic Blue... Order a size up for a loose fit! Go fishing in style!

Here’s the deal...These shirts:

 Womens Pale Yellow

Womens Pale Yellow

  • Chest logo same as back w/o the info

  • Men and Women

  • Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve

  • 4.1 oz polyester microfiber

  • 50+ Sunscreen Protection

  • Moisture Wicking (You don’t sweat!)

  • Anti Microbial (You don’t stink)

  • Super Lightweight

  • Think Under Armour type of fabric...Athletic fit order a size up for a looser fit

  • $33 for short sleeve (If ordered and paid for by 4/21)

  • $35 for long sleeve (If ordered and paid for by 4/21)

Here are the available colors and sizes

t shirts

 

Here’s how you order:

  • Pick Color, Size, LS/SS, and Color of Writing

  • Send me an email

  • I’ll send you an invoice via email. You can pay with a card

  • I should receive you shirt by the 28th and I’ll ship to you!

  • Intro price ends the 21st (This is my cost)

New Gear

  • Custom Striper Rods are built and ready to fish!
  • One more mackerel rod to go!

  • New spinning outfits for our preseason schoolie specials!

  • New Lowrance Fishfinder/Chartplotter/Radar being installed this week

 New Daiwa BG Reels on Okuma Shadow Stalker Rods....Super light and super fun for topwater stripers and bluefish!

New Daiwa BG Reels on Okuma Shadow Stalker Rods....Super light and super fun for topwater stripers and bluefish!

Trips and Specials - Early Season Stripers and Haddock!

It’s that time of season and I am booking up very quickly already. If you plan on coming out, having some laughs, and catching fish send me a date or two and we will get you on the water. It’s best not to wait for the Facebook or website reports. I always say Make the Reports, don’t Chase’em!

Just a reminder of the Schoolie Specials -  $50 a head weekday afternoons in May. Those are already a hot ticket item right now. Shake off the cobwebs and have a blast catching and releasing our future keepers!

Also, weekends in May I would like to put together a couple haddock trips and throw a line or two our for Porbeagle Sharks, We had a fantastic haddock year last spring. I usually don’t charter these early season trips out but have had many requests. I have four dates available:

  • Sat May 20th

  • Sunday May 21st

  • Sat May 27th

  • Sunday May 28th

After that we are full on striper mode until we do the shark thing.

News

In my last newsletter, I spoke about a company I found this winter named Backwoods Graphics (Click HERE or on the Picture for their website). In addition to stickers, car magnets, banners and vinyl wrap (If you have a company and looking to do these things let me know! He has GREAT prices) he makes awesome “Memory Mounts.” I bought two for my house and will be getting one on the boat for the summer. It’s short money ($35 including the mounts) to remember that fish of a lifetime or a great day on the water.

 Backwoods Graphics at the Fishing Flea Market in Newburyport! Check them out guys you will not be disappointed!

Backwoods Graphics at the Fishing Flea Market in Newburyport! Check them out guys you will not be disappointed!

 Striped Bass Memory Mount. Looks even better in person!

Striped Bass Memory Mount. Looks even better in person!

 Memory Mount of Manolin Approaching a school of pogies at Sunset!

Memory Mount of Manolin Approaching a school of pogies at Sunset!

Catch of the Week

Once the season gets rolling around, check out Manolin Charter’s website for the Catch of the Week and see if you made the cut!

Instagram Pic of the Month

If your picture that either you or I took gets the most likes on my Instagram account (@manolin_charters) at the end of the month, I will send you a picture on a Memory Mount Free of charge! Share your photos for more exposure and earn this awesome gift!

To wrap up, the season is around the corner and excitement is in the air! Time to get to work!

Tight Lines,

Captain Chris