Friday, July 2, 2010

New Fishing Report- July 1st, 2010

Well the fishing has been red hot in and around Ipswich Bay so far this summer. The Striped Bass fishing has been about as good as it gets, live macs have been the key. Had Meredith and her group out for a spectacular day of livelining large Bass, limited out in a few hours once we got on the fish using live Mackeral. As the waters warm up a bit it will be tougher to get the live baits as Bluefish will be invading our waters soon. On the Tuna front, well we got a nice 95" market fish this past week, unfortunately broke off another but that's how it rolls. The fish are here and now is the time to book a trip, I only have so many dates left and then we're into the fall. Flounder fishing has been on again off again. Right now it's on again. The Cod and Haddock fishing has been a consistent bite out on Jeffries.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Mauro

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another Great Day Cod Fishing

Headed out to same area as we'd been fishing for a couple weeks now, as we put lines in the bite was very slow, we were going through a slack but once the tide got going it really turned on as fish over 40lbs and a couple closer to 60lb. were coming over the rail, all fish were caught on jigs. This fishery will only go on so much longer so if you're interested in catching some really BIG Codfish now is the time to get out there. On the Striper front the mouth seemed to be the place to be the past week with fish up to 30lbs there every day, live macs seem to be the ticket. The Bluefin Tuna ticket seems to be to the south, will start to target them after this next week passes and then it's off after the Tunas.

Tight Lines,

Capt. Mauro

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Big Cod/Striped Bass Day

Headed out with Steve and his boys for a half day Cod and half day Striped Bass Fishing. What a day it was, gorgeous weather with a mild SW breeze to start the morning. We arrived at the Cod grounds to find a fleet of 60 or so boats but that did nothing to dampen our spirits or the bite. Ended up filling a box of nice Cod largest being over 40lbs in short order. We then headed inshore to finish day with some Striped Bass, made bait and caught some nice Stripers, smallest being 25lbs and largest close to 40lb. All in all a great day of fishing with a really fun group to have on board. I think this groups' next adventure will either be School Bluefin or Sharks. Thanks to all who make this happen including my mate, Mike, who makes my job ALOT easier.

Capt. Mauro

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cod/Haddock Deep Sea Fishing Report

Headed out today with Lou and his sons from Long Island. We decided to hit a couple of inshore spots on our way out, well it was a good move, the Cod and Haddock were there, we did have to fish through many 'shorts' but the keepers were coming over the gunnels at a fairly consistent rate. It was a great day to drift as the gentle SE breeze made for confortable conditions and by the end of the day Mike had his hands full with filleting. Thanks to Lou and his boys for sticking with it and the prize, plenty of fresh fillets that will last them quite a while. On the report side, the Mackeral are here, we were marking them in good numbers so it will not be long before big hungry Striped Bass are chasing them. Will be moving boat up to Newburyport this week to do our summer Striped Bass charters off the Merrimac, please visit website for information and prices if you'd like to get out after them.


Capt. Mauro

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May 1st Fishing Report

Headed out to Stellwagon with long time regulars Sue, Dan, Carlene, Chip, Lisa and Terry. You could not ask for better day to be on the water as it was just as calm as could be. Hit the Cod grounds to find a fleet of 100 or so boats and Nets everywhere, boy did that change things quickly as the easy lock n load fishing was today a slow pick, we did manage quite a bunch of nice market sized Cod but really had to work for them, the crew was great as its alot of work to keep picking up and moving to stay on the schools. Later in the day we decided to take a run to the North with. We hit a couple of spots with limited results. Packing it up and heading in I noticed a little hump on the chartplotter about halfway to home so we made a quick stop there and 'Bang' hit em good, nice sized Cod and some of the largest Haddock I have ever caught before, that stop ended the trip on a very positive note. Great day on the water with a fun bunch to take out.

Capt. Mauro

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is Here

It sure seems like Spring is finally upon us. Got a look at the Kelly Ann yesterday and made my annual list of todo's. Before you know it she'll be in the water and ready to go get some Cod and Haddock. She's sitting at Cape Ann Marine in Gloucester and I'll bottom fish out of there til late May as the ride out to Stellwagon is short. I'll keep updating with pics as we progress further along.

Capt. Mauro