Boston Harbor

Again…tuna, tuna, tuna.  And as before, bluefish outside in deeper water, such as the b-buoy, off Nantasket, etc.  During the high daylight hours, you may need to think about getting deep to get them (as in 30′ deep).

Mendy had this report:

peanuts8_12_05_250.jpgRan out of Boston this morning with John Rice. Left the dock at 5 and were tied back up by 9. Based on the spotty reports from the weekend we didnt have high hopes. After a longish run, we hit our spot and were immediately treated to a great whale show. Looked a bit longer and while searching at headway speed, we had a pod blow up off the port bow. One cast into them and I was tight. Fish came to the gaff in just over 10 minutes and was hooked less than 6 miles from shore. Not a ton of fish out there (we only saw a couple pods) and we got lucky today. First tuna landed in my boat this year.

Note the bait. I had been seeing some peanuts but clearly the tin I tossed today really matched the hatch!


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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