View Full Version : Cod Fishing - Boston & North?

04-06-2005, 11:43 AM
Has anyone voyaged out for COD yet? Usuall early season close to shore hotspots are hitting? I usually Hit B Bouy off of Boston Apr/May and do well any reports on how Cod are hitting Yet?

04-06-2005, 01:13 PM
I'm hoping to get out this weekend if the weather cooperates. Being in a 16' whaler I have to pick my early season days carefully as there is no place to hide.

04-06-2005, 01:18 PM
How long of a ride out to the B bouy and what is the best boat ramp in
that area?

04-06-2005, 06:26 PM
many guys i know have been out off of cape ann for the last 3 weeks or so. pretty slow action and mostly small fish.


04-06-2005, 07:02 PM
I'm thinking about trying Jeffrey's Saturday and will report.

04-06-2005, 07:25 PM
Marked a few but they wouldn't hit anything (jigs, squid, shrimp, clams) and never found a true concentration of fish. Gave up after about six hours.

04-07-2005, 05:27 AM
went out o a head boat yesterday very slow some cod were smaller thanthe jigs did get 2 keepers, 22" also some haddock in the mix, east jefferies, 15 to 20 out 180 to 280 deep they tried all over,i couldnt belive the how far the sprng runoff goes out into the bay, dirty water for miles out of the merrimack , all and all it beat working ;)

04-07-2005, 05:51 AM
Went to Bouy B yesterday, jigged and clamed, got skunked. Did mark the occasional loner but that was it.