Boston Harbor

The word’s out that the action in the Harbor may be some of the best we’ve seen in some time.  Capt. Rich Armstrong of Fishstix put a charter on a 45lb. fish this week (that was released) and they’re have been other big catches as well.  Silversides, Macs and Herring are the primary foodstuff, so be sure to check out Capt. Wayne’s post from earlier in the week to help get onto the right flies.

Mendy had this report for Fishstix:

Capt Richard and I were out for a two-boat trip on Tuesday night. The wind didnt blow as hard as forecast and we ran north looking for schools of big bass and blues that had been showing periodically up that way. The short version is that we didnt find them. Made it all the way to Nahant and worked the structure there without so much as a tap. Ran back toward the harbor and finally found a slow pick of fish to 28" (including one hefty codfish) while fishing some structure. All fish were taken on jigs with sluggos/fin-s trailers. Guys landed 10-12 fish in about an hour. There has been some decent surface action up inside the harbor toward the end of the outgoing/start of the incoming as well.


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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