Boston Harbor: June 28, 2005

The fishing this weekend remained on the slow side, possibly due to the full moon tides and/or hot weather (I could come up with more excuses…). And the late afternoon, early evening tides have been slower than the mornings as John Sullivan experienced on Friday. Although we found fish in a couple of locations, it was next to impossible to get them to eat a fly. Kevin Cheevers had better success Saturday morning with lighter winds.

On Monday, George Scott and his brother-in-law Chet, joined me for a beautiful morning on the water. A handful of small fish, including bass and blues,  were caught, almost caught,  and released. Again, the fishing was slow. The good news is that I found a very large school of fish (mixed bass and blues) in the Bay. Some very large bass were seen cruising around. These fish were VERY picky, much to our chagrin. The few boats that were on them had little success. We managed to entice a few using small white gurglers and very small, sparsely ties yellow flies. Not to despair, there are loads of fish in the harbor and eventually these fish will eat!

I still have openings for my Reel Dream Kid’s Fishing Camp, so call now to register your son or daughter.

Until next time, we’ll see you out there.

Capt. Wayne


Mark N. Cahill has been writing and editing for since 1995. He started fishing in the mid-1960's and caught his first striper off World's End in Hingham in 1966. From there on in it was an obsession. He loves fishing for tuna, and fly fishing for striped bass. In a pinch, anything with fins will do...

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