6/25 Weekly Report

 Matt and Grandfather Brian with their first ever striper! Caught while drift the mouth of the Merrimack River aboard Manolin Charters!

Matt and Grandfather Brian with their first ever striper! Caught while drift the mouth of the Merrimack River aboard Manolin Charters!

The past week has been a tough one all the way around. Things were looking good on Thursday 6/19 as we got 5 keepers and plenty of shorts. Then, the wind started to blow hard from the NW shutting down the bite again. Friday and Saturday we landed 3 keepers each trip with a dozen or so shorts mixed in including our first 40 incher of the year. Sunday i explored some areas and caught a few keepers. Monday was tough to find the bigger fish but had some action with a bunch of 26 inch fish including 2 keepers. Tuesday we again had to deal with the wind machine making for very tough conditions and we only got 2 schoolies. Pretty much the same type of action around the fleet as well. 

 Nick here with a nice 40 inch Striper caught on Manolin Charters in the Merrimack River

Nick here with a nice 40 inch Striper caught on Manolin Charters in the Merrimack River

 Girls can fish too! Especially Maria here with a nice Keeper Striper caught out of Newburyport, MA 6/21/2014

Girls can fish too! Especially Maria here with a nice Keeper Striper caught out of Newburyport, MA 6/21/2014

This weekend is lining up to be beautiful and the water temp finally broke 60 yesterday. I have trips Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday with Saturday and Sunday wide open for anyone who wants to catch some fish on what is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend!

Tight Lines,

Capt. Chris Valaskatgis