South Shore – Action Continues

At Baymen Outfitters, Capt. Dave posts on his site that the winds of the past week have blown in the big stripers.  Even better, there are pogies in Duxbury Bay, which may keep those fish in there a while. 

At the North River, Edsly (on one of his trips in from Wyoming) had this report from two mornings ago:

fished the mouth from shore from about 530-8. foggy rainy at times, windy and void of other boats,fisherman which was great. steady pick of small bass on olive/white deceivers then started picking up a few blues. nothing big but seemed to start getting better fish into 20"plus range as i had to leave for work, typical.

two weird things, first catching two blues and seeing at least a few others hit and spit my fly right at my feet so confirmed blues. in 8-10 years of fishing down there and hundreds maybe 1000 stripers caught, ive only seen 2 blues on totally isolated days before today. looked like they were mixed in pretty evenly w/ the bass. i know there are plenty of blues offshore scit/marshfield but for some reason never seem to catch them down there. not sure of others experiences. i fish pretty much exclusively from the shore, at the mouth at the bottom of dropping and beginning of incoming tides and out along the front beach, not sure if that has anything to do w/ it.

another cool thing was i saw a pair of ospreys out there hunting for the first time ever. seen them on the cape/vineyard plenty but never in the north river. just some cool, new things to see down there.

With the reports of pogies around, it’s a lead pipe cinch that the rocks of Scituate are fishing well.  Garbage flies thrown right at the whitewater around the rocks and allowed to sink ought to be the ticket…


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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