7/22 - Big Fish in the Merrimack River Report!

Striper fishing has been stellar the past two weeks. The quality has been outstanding! Lots of HUMONGOUS stripers around. Since 7/11  (ironically the day after my last Merrimack River fishing report) we have been hammering slobs! In the past 7 trips, we have boated 4 fish over 40 POUNDS! With around 10 - 12 in the 25+ range (over 40 inches). Some days we put a hurting on them (Monday the 14th we got over 35 keepers!), other days it had been a steady pick of 30 - 45 inch bass.  Everyday it seems we are bending rods with schoolies to keep up busy while we wait for Momma. It still going on today as Madison (With a little help from Dad, Lee!) picked up a fatty! Just at 45 inches, but weighed in at 42 Pounds! It was so fat! She didn't even bother to take pictures of her other two keepers.

 Madison with her relatively short and stocky 40# striper caught in the Merrimack River on 7/22/14

Madison with her relatively short and stocky 40# striper caught in the Merrimack River on 7/22/14

 

Earlier in the week, Justin an accomplished fisherman caught his Personal Best at 43 inches and 30 pounds while on a solo charter fishing trip with Manolin Charters out of the Merrimack River

 Justin with a Striper caught on Manolin Charters in Merrimack River on 7/14/14

Justin with a Striper caught on Manolin Charters in Merrimack River on 7/14/14

 Me with the two biggest from Monday 7/21/14, both cleared 40 inches prepping for Tuesday's fishing charter

Me with the two biggest from Monday 7/21/14, both cleared 40 inches prepping for Tuesday's fishing charter

 My 4th biggest striper ever at 48 pounds, caught out of Newburyport on 7/11/14

My 4th biggest striper ever at 48 pounds, caught out of Newburyport on 7/11/14

I even got in the action a couple days and took home a 48 and 45 pounder, while releasing a bunch more for you guys! Another day I got a 31# and a nice 24 # to go along with plenty of fish over 34"! Not a bad day for a Charter boat Captain on his day off!

 

Craig's group got in with some action and 3 nice keeper stripers and a bunch of shorts despite the wind cranking on us during their striped bass charter in Newburyport.

 Craig's group with 3 nice 30 - 33 inch keepers despite tough conditions to go along with a bunch of schoolies to go along with "Fred" the biggest mackerel I have ever seen

Craig's group with 3 nice 30 - 33 inch keepers despite tough conditions to go along with a bunch of schoolies to go along with "Fred" the biggest mackerel I have ever seen

Sorry some of the pics are kind of lame. I have a ton more of other charter trips and of other stripers. There are better ones on my phone and clients phones, but I don't want the spots I am fishing in the background! Once people see which houses/dunes/lobster pots/water towers/alien spacecraft are in the background, they'll litter it up!

Get out here now!!!!!!!!