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The Catch

Striped Bass

Striped Bass

Striped Bass, or "Stripers", are perhaps the most avidly pursued sportfish on the Atlantic Coast of North America. They are certainly the treasured fish of the North East Coast, a trend that continues since Colonial times. Striped Bass are the largest fish caught near the coast and it is not uncommon to catch stripers in the 30 and 40 pound range on one of our trips.  Large stripers are very smart, difficult to land and an excellent fish to eat. Striper season runs from mid May through October, but the best time to catch the big one is in the cooler waters of the Spring and Fall.

Bluefish

Bluefish

Bluefish are another species aggressively pursued by anglers due to their reputation as tough battlers and voracious predators. They are in abundance throughout the summer and fall. This species often travels in large schools which can add to the excitement! Pound for pound, Bluefish are one of the toughest fighting fish you will find in the coastal waters of New England. They have extremely sharp teeth and large bluefish are often call “choppers” for the obvious reason.  If you like your fingers, let the mate handle the fish!

Bonito, or Atlantic bonito, is a pedatory fish of the mackerel family. Bonito are like silver bullets with beautiful dark stripes on their backs.  They are best caught on light tackle to truly enjoy their line breaking runs.  Once on with a bonito, you will come to enjoy the sound of your drag on your reel peeling off line at an amazing rate of speed.  They are great to eat on the grill and generally fish in the 5-7 pound range are caught.

Bonito

Bonito

False Albacore

False Albacore

False Albacore are often mistaken for Bonito, but the wavy pattern on their back and black dots on their stomach set them apart. They are on average, larger than bonito and more powerful on their runs. Although fishing for them with lighter tackle is a fun challenge, slightly heavier tackle is preferred if you want to land this exceptional sport fish. Most folks don’t eat these fish, so they stop for a photo and back in the water they go.

Fluke or Summer Flounder is a flat fish popular for its fighting ability and succulent fillets. Fluke fishing trips are always fun, especially for youngsters and for those who want to enjoy a slow drift on a beautiful sunny, summer day. Fluke range in size from a couple of pounds to 5 pounds on an average trip, but on a good day, fish up to 10 pounds have been caught. Fluke are excellent to eat and are everybody’s favorite.

Fluke

Fluke
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