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The past week the mackerel have come in aggressively and we shifted our focus from playing around with the millions of micro schoolies and started looking for some bigger class fish. On Monday we were able to get 4-year old Grady on his first ever fish with more for good measure! I was away in DC from Tuesday - Friday but had three successful trips on both Saturday and Sunday. Getting mackerel was easy as can be and we were able to feed them to hungry stripers.
Saturday morning's incoming tide fished very well as Ellieenanne's group from Vermont landed a bunch of fish in the 26 - 27 range. The afternoon started off hot on the outgoing with Jay and Peter banging out two keepers right away along with a dozen more in the 25 - 27 in range. The wind started kicking up and made fishing at the end of the mouth impossible. Luckily, we still had fun and the guys were able to take home their limit.
Sunday was the foggiest day in the history of planet earth, but we still went out and LOADED up on tinker mackerel. Soon we were feeding them to some schoolie stripers and after a little move we banged out two nice 30 inch fish and a couple more schoolies. Unfortunately, the captain made a rookie mistake and left fish to find fish. We ended up still bending some rods on bigger 25 - 26 inch schoolies but didn't find the quality of fish I was hoping for. That's on me. But Lee's crew, as always, was great to have out, took home some meat and were able to tug on some frantic stripers on their Newburyport charter.
I have an opening right now for Sunday afternoon. It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day out there and the fishing is getting better by the day! Also, please don't forget the after work weekday trips which can be killer this time of year!