Boston Fishing Reports

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September 15, 2022

Boston Fishing - Striped Bass & Cod!

Striper in Scituate Harbor with fresh sea lice covered 28-32” fish adding to resident bass. Go small for fish throughout the South Shore as prevalent forage consists of bay anchovies, river herring fry and of course peanut bunker! Rock cod are common among irregular bottom but for a shot at a white-belly (deep water cod) then plan on fishing in at least 200’ of water
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September 10, 2022

Mob of Makos Off Scituate

Regardless of what you hook you had better crank that critter in as fast as possible save getting your catch chomped by a shark! And the variety of sharks out there reads like a who’s who of toothies as blues, threshers, porbeagles as well as a mob of makos are all in "abundance!  "otw"
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August 15, 2022

Ground game

Haddock fishing has been in Cape Cod Bay, he said that he couldn’t say for sure since it was hard to get a bait past all the cod! While the final decision on GOM/state waters cod hasn’t been made, in all probability it will be one fish per person at 22” September 1st through October 8th.
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July 29, 2022

Steering Clear

Steering clear of the fleet and tossing mackerel among rockpiles from Green Harbor through Cohasset and finding everything from schoolies to cows. Yes, mackerel aren’t extinct but it takes an early rise to locate them before bluefish scatter the schools. "on the water"
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July 21, 2022

Sizzling Summers

Recalling previous sizzling summers I asked Captain Mark Rowell of Legit Fish Charters if he thought Cape Cod Bay would get a peanut mahi mahi appearance as has been the case in the past. I was surprised when he told me that in some cases water temperatures have actually cooled! When the heat is on 
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July 17, 2022

Bluefin football biomass

According to Captain Mark Rowell of Legit Fish Charters, cooler waters have moved much of the football biomass off of the Middle bank and more towards the southern edge of Stellwagen and Peaked Hill Bar. While there are a multitude of ways to catch these 80 pound fish, the skipper has been finding t
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July 8, 2022

School Tuna

The Tuna fishing off of Cape Cod has been incredible. The tuna bite has been so consistent this year! Just a short drive from Boston Cape Cod is a fantastic option for a day trip or a weekend trip. Book your trip today for your shot at a once in a lifetime Bluefin Tuna.
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July 2, 2022

Big Bass

A few weeks we explored Boston Harbor searching for big Bass. That's not necessary anymore since the South Shore is now at least as hot as any place in the Bay State. Schools of pogies estimated at 200/300 yards long have appeared in Scituate, Stripers are heavy, and Tuna fishing in the Cape is here
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June 16, 2022

Boston Fishing 2022

The giants have indeed moved into Cape Cod Bay with Cod and Stripers being the main attractants! It’s almost difficult to drop a jig towards a bottom over structure in Cape Cod Bay and not come tight to a cod and some of the many other fish species We target
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June 11, 2022

Schoolie In Massachusetts

Captain Mark Rowell of Legit Fish Charters has been spending some time at Race Point but has found little more than schoolie-to-slot fish. He’s expecting a wave of blues to sweep in in about a week. Ironically the volume of 20+ pound stripers which he is experiencing just outside of Scituate Harbor 
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June 8, 2022


For Captain Mark Rowell of Legit Fish Charters there really is no place like home. Under the lights of his slip in Scituate Harbor, stripers of all sizes can be seen swarming with the source of their interest sand eels! They are so fixated on this forage that a live mackerel tossed in the mix