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The bay was lit up this morning with lots of top-water and structure action. On board, I had repeat client, Gary Condon & Co. , President/CEO,Affordable Closet Systems. Gary has been fishing with me for many years and we always have a great time. Today was his first trip of the season and we slammed them on the bay!
Beautiful sunrise and tons of birds working schools of striped bass. We started the morning with light tackle, including rubber crank baits, 9” inch sluggos, and top-water poppers with with white saddle hackle tails.k Everything we threw out, the fish hit hard. From there, we went to a spot where the bass lay on the bottom and “crab” for about three weeks a year. There is very little seaweed early in the season, and we an fish our rubber crank baits right on the bottom in the middle of the crabs that the stripers are feeding on. They were there again today and we picked up several nice fish.
After top-water fishing and crabbing, we ran off shore and jigged up a bunch of Atlantic Mackerel. We set one, long drift in gusty 20-35 knots winds, and had all the mack we could use. We ran back inside and hit our first spot, in the Kingston Channel. Fifteen minutes later, not a single hit…! Started for spot #2 in Duxbury when I passed another little guzzle I have had some luck fishing on the top of the tide. But it was now dead-low tide and a tough time to entice any fish. I decided to do one drift just to check on it. We never left. Drift after drift, big stripers slammed out live mackerel without fail. We even drifted some whole dead macks and they still got slammed! It was dead low tide, the slowest time to fish, but the bass were hungry and did not care about the tide today.
We ended the morning with 30 striped bass boated, including 11 keepers. We dropped maybe half as many, including a big, big fish that slammed a red/white popper with white saddle hackle tail. The fish some how broke through a 20lb leader. If you catch a 40+ inch striped bass with a red/white popper in it’s jaw, please contact. I’d like to get a picture of that fish and get my popper back…!
Stay posted: the season is just getting going.
Capt. David Bitters, The BAYMEN
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We fished in 20+ knots of wind today on a freshwater pond. It was really cranking out there. But the fish did not seem to mind! We boated 28 for 39 hits, and had a great day on the water on Massachusetts South Shore. If you’d like to fish with us in the fresh or salt this season, give us a call or shoot us an e-mail (781) 934-2838 email@example.com
Capt. David Bitters, The Baymen
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Here are some of the toys (ah, excuse me, tackle) that we use for our freshwater charters at BAYMEN. If you fish the fresh with us, chances are you will be throwing some of these… BAYMEN offers freshwater guided trips for trout, salters, largemouth, smallmouth, and the most under-rated game fish on southeastern Massachusetts waters – the chain pickerel, also affectionately referred to as “GATORS.”
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A nice video clip about Baymen Guide, Capt. David Bitters and his life on the bay…