Boston Harbor, July 14, 2005

Traditionall, mid-July is slow going in the Harbor and this past week has been no exception. We’re still finding fish but you have to work for them. Folks who prefer chumming and chunking, or live bait trolling, have been doing well. What we haven’t been seeing are the working birds and schools of breaking fish, especially since the school of bluefish that was working out in the Sound left for vacation.
Yesterday, Rob Dubke and Nick Laske from Michigan happily caught their first stripers on light tackle.

Rob Dubke with his first striper!

On Tuesday, Brad Closson, his brother Cal and their friend Scott from Austin, TX joined me for a morning of light tackle fishing. We managed a bunch of stripers, including Scott’s nice 16 pounder, all on top water baits (7" albino shad Bass Assassin’s) and light line. The key was working along the rocky shoreline of the inner and outer harbor islands and rocky flats in the Sound.

Scott’s keeper bass.

I still have Reel Dream Kid’s Fishing camp sessions open in August and charter availability for July and August, as well. So, call for the very best times and dates.

Until next week, we’ll see you out there,

Capt. Wayne Frieden
Reel Dream Charters


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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