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BAYMEN Fishing Report – Duxbury, Plymouth, Kingston, Massachusetts
Friday, June 18, 2010 www.baymencharters.com (781) 934-2838
TODAY: 22 BASS, 2 KEEPERS, DEER SWIMMING BAY
On board this morning I had repeat client, John Auth and his good friend Blaine up from NJ. I smiled when I went to sleep last night (After watching the entire Celtics game!) knowing we had high tides, near calm west winds, and cool water temps. That usually spells topwater striped bass. I had hopes of squeezing yet another topwater light tackle charter out of the Spring Blitz, before switching over to bait for the daily summer grind. It turned out to be an excellent morning of light tackle fishing!
At first light with another beautiful sunrise, we were into topwater stripers in Duxbury Bay. We picked off a few fish, mostly small schoolies, under the birds. The fish were VERY spooky and skittish this morning and that made setting drifts difficult. But we kept at it and started to boat some fish. We moved around to a half-dozen or so tiny pods of fish in Duxbury, Plymouth, and Kingston bay. Then we settled down to start fishing structure, hoping for some keepers. It paid off and we boated two keeper bass this morning, along with many shorts that were so fat, wide, heavy, and healthy that it was just amazing…
The big excitement of the morning was when I looked way up bay in the Kingston channel and saw something that did not look quite right. A sinking boat…? A swimmer in distress…? We ran up bay and it turned out to be two deer, a buck and a doe, swimming across the Kingston channel! They swam right by us, leaped up onto the flat, and took off. The split up and swam the Cordage channel. The doe kept going, the buck turned around and swam back across the Kingston channel. Last time we saw it, it was swimming down the cow yard. Deer are amazing swimmers but I wondered why they were swimming the bay at 10:00am and where were they going???
Back to fishing, we wrapped up the morning with a total catch and release of twenty-two striped bass, all taken on light tackle rubber crank baits. I expected about a half-dozen fish this morning and I thought we would be fishing bait in the holes. But the top-water and structure kept us casting non-stop all morning to some fine fish and many double hook-ups. Another great day of “Spring Blitz” world-class fishing on Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth Massachusetts!
Stay posted and watch the BAYMEN website for all the latest news on the bay…
Have a GREAT weekend!
Capt. David Bitters
Fly, Light Tackle, Bait Trips For Striped Bass & Blues, Summer Fluke
Fishing Duxbury, Kingston, Plymouth Bay and Beyond
BAYMEN Fishing Report – Monday, May 24, 2010
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On the water this morning with repeat clients Rolando Jeeter, Dr. Play, and Vermonter, Peter B.
At first light, heavy dense fog moving north across the flat-calm bay at sunrise. And water temps had risen TEN DEGREES in the last 48 hours…!!! It was 65 degrees when we left the dock. Down bay on the incoming tide, we found water temps as low as 56 degrees. That’s where all the fish were. We got into numerous small pods of striped bass in Plymouth and Kingston all morning. The fish were a little spooky, but they continued to feed right through high slack and started to trickle down around 11:00am when called it a morning. Total catch for the morning was 38 bass for three rods. All the fish were taken on LT and had to be coaxed to hit. We really had to mix it up to keep them biting. A ton of the bass were in the 27″inch plus range with the bigger ones just shy of keepers at 27 3/4″ inches. All the fish were amazingly fat and gorged on the small, 2″ inch bunker in the bay. All in all a great day on the bay with three great anglers!
South of Duxbury, Bull’s Report:
“Bluefish. All up and down the Plymouth coast. They came through the canal yesterday and were here today. Did find some small bass using swimmers. The canal has gone to summer mode for me. That means nights on the bottom with bucktails and sluggos. There will be occasional fish on top during breaking tides such as this upcoming weekend. Fishing in the harbor should be good. Wire line spoons or bucktails over at P-town should start working.”
Saturday Offshore Report:
While we were pulling out all the stops Saturday to find fish inshore, Greg Smith found the mother load of bass offshore. High Rod reports 20+ keepers, all slamming macks and rubber crank baits. Greg said he was going through 15 macks an hour on runs!
That’s the word for today, Monday, May 24, 2010. Back at it again in the morning. I have tomorrow open for a 5:00am-11:00am charter. Shoot me an e-mail if you want to book it.
Capt. David Bitters
*Best of luck tonight to Rondo, Pierce, KG, Ray and the entire Celtics Team. SWEEP THEM!
BAYMEN Report – Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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NEW FISH IN BAY
Every day is different and no two tides are the same. Back at it this morning with client, Rich Comstock from New York. Flat calm and new fish came into the bay overnight. Not a ton of bass, but a few schools that had upwards of two-hundred fish in them from our estimates of seeing fish breaking water. Richard was on do or die fly gear for the morning and he nailed them. Three keepers to 34″ inches and a bunch of shorts. All the bass were landed on Capt. Dave’s BAYMEN Universal fly pattern with the exception of the biggest fish. That one was landed on Mike Rice’s peanut bunker imitation in all white with a peacock hurl back.
At first light, around 5:00am, we found birds working top-water schools of bass. What a relief after yesterday’s slow day. We pulled into the schools of breaking fish and they held tight and were not skittish. They took out fly patterns with gusto. Then, at slack tide, we worked some guzzles at the opposite end of the bay with no hook-ups. When the tide turned and came back in, the bass poured in with it and we hooked up on the big one on the 9wt. Richard fought and landed that big fly rod bass to perfection. We took its picture and sent him back, as well as all our fish boated today.
Watching the weather for the morning. Looks pretty choppy but we are planning on a bait and LT trip at first light as Spring Blitz 2010 continues. Stay posted: More to come.
Capt. David Bitters